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Thigh Lift in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ

One of the less desirable effects of dramatic weight loss is loose and saggy skin. If you have lost a lot of weight, it can be discouraging to look into the mirror and find skin hanging loose on your thighs. Dieting can melt fat, but it doesn’t always tighten skin. Sometimes, in order to achieve a sleeker, more defined body, surgery is needed. A thigh lift can do wonders for sagging skin on the upper legs. Located in Doylestown, PA and Flemington, NJ, Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz, offers thigh lifts for men and women who live in Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA.

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which extra skin and fat from the inner or outer thighs are removed. This surgery is often sought by patients who have recently lost a lot of weight either through dieting and exercising or through bariatric surgery. Sometimes, even with extensive dieting and a grueling exercise routine, it is impossible to lose all the extra tissue in the upper thighs. In this instance, liposuction can be a great option, and when combined with a thigh lift, it provides the desired toned legs most patients desire. It is always important to commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and normal weight if you want to keep the beautifully toned legs a thigh lift can provide.

Different Types of Thigh Lifts

There are two types of thigh lifts – medial and lateral.

  1. Medial thigh lifts work on the inner thigh. They are performed through a surgical incision in the inner thigh which runs along the groin.
  2. Lateral thigh lifts work on the outer thigh, lifting the thigh and buttocks. The incision is located along the groin, all the way to the back of the body.

Am I a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

A good candidate for a thigh lift has loose skin with no elasticity. Most candidates for thigh lifts have this loose skin as a result of weight loss.

Related Procedures to a Thigh Lift

Patients often choose to partner their thigh lift with other procedures, such as breast lifts, facelifts, or brachioplasty (arm lifts). These procedures also reduce extra skin.

When to Consider a Thigh Lift

  • If you want your thighs to have a more proportioned contour and feel and look firmer.
  • If you have successfully undergone bariatric surgery or a substantial weight loss.
  • If you are unhappy with the loose and flabby skin on your thighs.
  • If your thicker thighs make it difficult to find clothes that fit.

Benefits of a Thigh Lift

  • Clothing and swimwear will fit better, making it much easier to shop.
  • Your body will appear proportional and much more contoured.
  • Your thighs will be firmer and look much shapelier.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

Your procedure will be tailored to fit your needs based on your body shape and overall goals. Most people that receive a thigh lift opt for a medial thigh lift, where extra skin and fat are taken bilaterally from the medial thigh area. The second most popular thigh lift procedure is the medial thigh lipectomy. This procedure uses a vertical incision which extends from the groin to the knee. Both methods will remove a large amount of skin and sometimes the doctor will supplement the excision with liposuction.

Thigh Lift Recovery

The doctor will do his best to position the incisions in a way that will minimize the visibility of the scars. It is important to remember that scars do fade over time. Part of the recovery requires the patient to wear a compression sleeve on their thighs for three to four weeks after surgery. Once the doctor allows you to go without the compression sleeve, normal activities can be resumed.

How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost in Bucks County?

Although cosmetic surgery is seldom covered by insurance, it is still possible to afford the surgery you want. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you find a way to finance your dreams of a better you. We offer financing and accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight and find that your thighs don’t look as good as you now feel, consider undergoing a thigh lift. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz and his highly-qualified team at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Flemington, New Jersey, provide thigh lifts for the residents of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Contact us  today and learn about the wide array of cosmetic procedures we offer.

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