Thigh Lift in New Jersey
Lately, it seems that having great thighs is the biggest body trend in the United States. Whether it’s the “thigh gap” or “thigh brow,” shapely thighs are a sign of feminity and vitality. The thigh lift procedure is a safe, effective surgery to get the thighs you thought weren’t possible. New Jersey Plastic Surgery®, located in Montclair, NJ, performs thigh lift surgeries for the residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a procedure to contour the upper thighs. A thigh lift is exceptionally helpful for individuals with excess tissue following significant weight loss. This procedure is effective for women and men who would like to rid the upper thighs of excess fat and skin. The thigh lift involves surgically removing excess skin, tightening the remaining skin on the thigh and improving the shape of the leg through fat reduction.
The Best Candidates for the Thigh Lift
Individuals with sagging, excess skin and fat in the upper thigh are strong candidates for this effective procedure. Most candidates for the thigh lift are men and women following drastic weight loss or women following multiple pregnancies. Generally, people benefit most from this procedure if they are at a consistent weight and do not smoke. Some candidates may benefit from combining the thigh lift with other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, depending on the desired outcome for the procedure.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
The thigh lift procedure is generally performed as an outpatient procedure and is completed in just a few hours. Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, but in some cases, general anesthesia is administered. Then, Dr. DiBernardo makes a specialized incision hidden in the crease of the inner thigh. Through that incision liposuction can be performed to rid the area of any excess fat. Finally, the skin is gently placed back over the thigh until it is taut and the incision can be closed.
How Much Does the Thigh Lift Cost?
The thigh lift procedure can vary in cost among individuals. For some, it’s a more involved procedure than for others. At an initial consultation, Dr. DiBernardo will speak with you about your desired outcome for the thigh lift and make realistic recommendations and cost estimates accordingly. On all procedures, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. We also proudly offer financing options via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM to all patients.
What Can I Expect Following a Thigh Lift?
While some results, such as a small thigh circumference are visible immediately, full results will be visible in less than six weeks. After your thigh lift, our doctor may recommend special compression garments to wear for a while underneath clothing. Any discomfort can be managed with medication prescribed by our doctor. Individuals can usually return to work within a week and resume normal activity within a month.
Are you tired of chafing, jiggling thighs? We can help you feel your best with the safe, effective thigh lift procedure. Residents of Bloomfield, Essex County or Morristown can contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ, today to set up an appointment. We can answer any questions you may have and schedule your initial consultation at your convenience.