What is a thigh lift?
Weight loss is an impressive accomplishment for any individual. In some cases, women and men who reach their ideal weight sometimes require a body contouring treatment to achieve their goals. Based on the amount of time you were overweight and how much of that weight you lost, you may have difficulty with excess skin. Often, the thighs are an area of concern for a lot of patients. In Tulsa, OK, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina offers surgical thigh lifts or thighplasty, which removes extra skin on the inner and outer thighs. Removing this excess skin on the thighs creates a firmer, more contoured appearance. Please call Tulsa Surgical Arts to schedule an appointment, and see if this treatment is right for you.
Thigh Lift Reviews
"Dr Angelo Cuzalina and staff are awesome my results for my Arm lift Tummy tuck and breast lift and Augmentation were spectator!!! I am a weight loss patient I had lost over 200 pounds and had over 8 pounds of skin removed. Still need a thigh lift and back lift and hope to have those done soon. I would have no one else but Angelo do my surgery . I recommend him to all my friends . HE Is the best!!!"- N.O. / Google / May 04, 2019
What are the benefits of a thigh lift?
Loose or excess skin on the thighs can create a number of problems, including chafing and rashes. Excess skin can also make it difficult to perform certain activities or wear form-fitting clothing. Many people feel self-conscious about their appearance and hide their legs. A thigh lift at Tulsa Surgical Arts can address all of these problems and more, giving you smoother, firmer contours and improving your overall look. We offer a range of thigh lift techniques to suit your specific needs.
Is A Thigh Lift Right For You?
Thighplasty is a skin removal and skin tightening treatment that removes extra skin on the thighs. Typically, thighplasty is considered after undergoing a major weight loss procedure. Thigh lift surgery can help patients who have lost over 100 pounds. This popular procedure can also help older patients who feel concerned about sagging skin or women who gained weight during pregnancy. If you have loose, wrinkly, or hanging skin on your upper thighs, a thigh lift can help you feel more comfortable, especially if you experience certain skin problems.
During thigh lift surgery, Dr. Cuzalina will use general anesthesia. At the beginning of your surgery, he will make a surgical incision close to the top of your leg in the natural crease where the thigh and torso meet. The incision usually extends down to the middle part of the thigh. This allows enough room to use liposuction, eliminate unwanted pockets of fat, and trim excess skin near the top part of the thigh. Next, the remaining skin is pulled upward, tightened, and secured with sutures. In some patients, an additional incision may be necessary. If needed, it goes underneath the butt or the outer thigh area but is based on the amount of tissue. Thigh lift surgery at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK treats the entire thigh, leaving a tighter, shapelier, and more contoured look.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery takes around 2 – 3 hours to complete. Once the procedure is complete, we will monitor and assess you before sending you home for recovery. You may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling during the first few days of recovery. Within several days, most patients can walk slowly, which is important for blood circulation and faster healing. Your overall recovery period typically lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. We will provide aftercare instructions to help the incisions heal so they appear less visible. Although you experience some scarring, the new contour and shape of your legs can improve your self-confidence, and you can show your thighs with pride.
Thigh lift FAQs
Why is excess skin a problem?
Excess skin on the thighs can cause rashes, skin infections, and self-consciousness about one’s appearance. These can limit patients’ clothing options and make it difficult to find well-fitting garments. Patients who are unhappy with their thighs often report increased confidence and satisfaction after undergoing a thigh lift in Tulsa, OK.
How long do results last after a thigh lift?
Most patients at Tulsa Surgical Arts report excellent and long-lasting results after undergoing a thigh lift. Outcomes are expected to last for years, especially if patients continue to maintain their weight and follow a healthy lifestyle. It is important to keep in mind, however, that a thigh lift cannot prevent loss of skin elasticity over time.
How much does a thigh lift cost?
The cost of a thigh lift will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and whether it is performed in conjunction with other procedures. Dr. Cuzalina can create a personalized surgical plan and provide you with a more accurate estimate during your consultation. Our clinic offers a variety of financing options to make your cosmetic goals more affordable.
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have loose skin on your legs that creates anxiety or embarrassment, we encourage you to contact Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK to learn more about surgical thigh lifts. Often, patients combine this procedure with other contouring treatments, especially ones that address the lower body, such as a lower body lift. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Cuzalina to get shapelier, tighter-looking thighs.