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Weight loss is a huge victory for any person, but men and women who make it to their ideal weight occasionally need one additional thing to complete their ideal appearance. Depending on the amount of time you had extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, loose skin can be an added concern if the skin was not able to mold to the new shape and size of your body.

Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which trims away loose skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a firmer, more contoured look.

What is a Thigh Lift?

Weight loss is a huge victory for any person, but men and women who make it to their ideal weight occasionally need one additional thing to complete their ideal appearance. Depending on the amount of time you had extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, loose skin can be an added concern if the skin was not able to mold to the new shape and size of your body. Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which trims away loose skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a firmer, more contoured look.

What is a Thigh Lift?

Weight loss is a huge victory for any person, but men and women who make it to their ideal weight occasionally need one additional thing to complete their ideal appearance. Depending on the amount of time you had extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, loose skin can be an added concern if the skin was not able to mold to the new shape and size of your body. Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which trims away loose skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a firmer, more contoured look.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A THIGH LIFT?

A thigh lift is a great way to boost your confidence by enhancing the contour of your thighs. Some key benefits of this procedure include:

 

  • Reduce loose skin on the inner and outer thighs: Achieve firmer-looking legs that appear more toned.
  • Improve the cellulite: Dimpled skin can be smoothed out for an overall more attractive look.
  • Enhance body proportions: If you have an imbalance between your thighs and other parts of your body, a thigh lift can restore balance and symmetry once again.
  • Wear clothing with confidence: Removing excess skin allows patients to wear form-fitting clothing like shorts, swimsuits, and skirts.
HOW DOES A THIGH LIFT WORK?

During thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia will commonly be administered to you. An incision is made near the top portion of your leg in the natural crease where the thigh meets your torso. This incision usually runs down to the middle point of the thigh. This allows enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if necessary) to eliminate isolated pockets of fat and to trim away your loose skin in the upper thigh. The remaining skin will be stretched upward so it is taut and secured with sutures. In some cases, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, based on the quantity of skin and tissue being addressed. This surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reshapes the entire thigh area, leaving a tighter, shapelier, more contoured appearance.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THIGH LIFT?

You should expect your thigh lift surgery to take about 2 – 3 hours. As soon as the procedure is over, you will be monitored and then allowed to go home to recover. There is typically bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. After several days of rest at home, many patients are up and walking slowly, which is necessary for circulation and healthy healing.

The total recovery time typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions given by Dr. Hanz will help the incision to heal so it is less visible. Even though there will be some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs will help you regain your self-esteem, and you can show off your thighs with pride.

How much will thigh lift surgery cost me?

Once leaving the hospital, you will begin your recovery at home with rest and proper aftercare. Recovering from this surgery is generally a lengthy process. Standing upright will be difficult the first few days, and a carefully followed at-home treatment protocol will be required to make sure the incisions heal properly.

Most women should expect the healing process to last about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, you should be able to resume a somewhat normal routine within several weeks and should wait to exercise for about two months. In the end, the mommy makeover procedure can be life-changing for women, giving them their self-confidence once again.

Will a thigh lift remove my cellulite or stretch marks?

A thigh lift is the best choice to improve the contour and appearance of your legs. Since the procedure calls for skin tightening and addressing excessive fat, it can improve the visibility of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your legs. If you’re worried about cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Hanz know in your consultation so he can customize your surgical plan to match all of your goals.

How long will my results last?

If you maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and regular exercise, you should maintain the results of your thigh lift for many years. Dr. Hanz suggests you be at or near a stable weight prior to thigh lift surgery so it is easy to keep your results.

Pregnancy or significant weight changes following your thigh lift can alter your results. During your consultation, Dr. Hanz will explain what will make your surgical results last.

Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?

Some patients pair a thigh lift with a tummy tuck or butt lift to create a lower body lift. Thighplasties are also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. In your initial consultation, talk to Dr. Hanz about your concerns and goals and he will help you create a surgical plan that gives you the results you want.

Is a nonsurgical thigh lift an option for me?

Although there are nonsurgical procedures for fat reduction and skin tightening, these are best for mild improvements. A thighplasty is the best way to address moderate to severe amounts of loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat on your thighs.

If you are considering nonsurgical procedures, ask Dr. Hanz for more information during your consultation. He will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of both thigh lift surgery and nonsurgical options, as well as his opinion on which would be the best fit for your needs.

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What is Lipo AI?

LipoAI's  involves identifying fat without immediate extraction, allowing Dr. Hanz to precisely target and dissolve fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. This targeted approach not only minimizes bodily trauma and reduces the risk of vascular or nerve damage but also promotes skin tightening for smoother, more natural-looking results. By liquefying fat prior to removal, the procedure ensures a gentler extraction process, contributing to enhanced patient comfort and expedited post-operative recovery.

What is Renuvion®?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure.

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How do I know if Lipo ai is right for me?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure. Renuvion is an amazing non-surgical solution for reducing wrinkles and rhytides, but it’s not for everybody. This procedure requires recovery time and is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones but is limited to patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, or III. Dr. Kevin Hanz will talk to you about your goals, your lifestyle, and whether Renuvion is the right option for you.

What can Lipo ai Treat?

LipoAI can treat various areas of the body where excess fat accumulates, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, back, buttocks, and submental region (under the chin). It's effective for both large and small areas, providing precise contouring and skin tightening.

    How does Lipo ai work?

    Lipo AI skin tightening treatment works by using laser energy to target the deeper layers of the skin. The laser heats the collagen fibers in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting tighter, smoother skin over time.

    Why is this treatment good for my skin?

    This treatment is beneficial for the skin because it stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness. It also promotes cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

    Will I be asleep during the Lipo AI treatment?

    Lipo AI does not require a patient to be asleep or undergo general anesthesia. The procedure may be completed with a patient awake. Patients are given a light sedative to feel more relaxed and insure a pleasant, comfortable experience. Many of our patients prefer to avoid general anesthesia and really appreciate the awake approach. Having said that, we do offer the possibility of full anesthesia for those patients that may prefer to be more asleep during the procedure.

    What should I expect during the recovery time?

    During the recovery period, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. The recovery typically involves significantly less down time than other forms of Liposuction. Symptoms are usually mild and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Patients may appreciate initial results in as little as 2-3 days, though maximum benefits may take several weeks to months to become fully apparent as the body heals and remodels. 

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