About Thigh Lift Surgery
Excess fat and loose skin around the thighs not only looks unattractive, but it can cause discomfort. Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, contours the thighs to the desired silhouette by trimming excess skin around the thighs and tightening the remaining skin and underlying tissue. Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron, an Atlanta board-certified plastic surgeon, uses modern, advanced surgical techniques to create a smoother and tighter appearance in the upper legs. Thigh lift surgery can correct the loose skin and stubborn fat caused by aging, significant weight loss, or genetics. This surgery can improve the appearance of the legs and eliminate uncomfortable skin flaps that rub together.
"TT Muscle Repair W/lipo on Flanks and Back. Kennesaw, GA - Hi, I've read lots of reviews in preparation for my surgery. I followed and taken the advise of others to the best of my ability. I have to say I experienced no pain after surgery. Even my doctor was surprise. She did an excellent job . her patience , her committment to her profession, the staff .I can't praise them enough. I thank God he found Dr. Aisha Mc-Knight Baron me.. I am experienceing some swelling which is to be expected. But it's winter and I will wait it out."- H. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2016
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"Okay, Last week I had my consultation with Dr.Baron for breast reduction and I was extremely nervous, but Dr.Baron made me feel so comfortable she is very pleasant and that was very important to me. She explained EVERYTHING from start to finish. She also approved me for the surgery. We are now trying to work on my insurance company to approve me BCBS of Ga I'm praying on it."- D. / RealSelf / Aug 28, 2017
"Consultation Review: Consultation - Okay, Last week I had my consultation with Dr.Baron for breast reduction and I was extremely nervous, but Dr.Baron made me feel so comfortable she is very pleasant and that was very important to me. She explained EVERYTHING from start to finish. She also approved me for the surgery. We are now trying to work on my insurance company to approve me BCBS of Ga I'm praying on it."- D. / RealSelf / Aug 27, 2017
The best candidates for a thigh lift are those who are at or near a stable, healthy weight. Patients who have loose skin hanging from the inner and/or outer thigh are ideal candidates for this procedure. Because thighplasty is a skin tightening surgery, patients who simply wish to remove fat, but otherwise have good skin laxity, will be better suited for a liposuction procedure. However, for best results, a thigh lift may include some liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery, if performed alone, takes about 2-3 hours to complete and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During a thigh lift surgery, the most common incision points are placed in the groin and in many cases, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, extends downward. The hanging skin is trimmed away and the underlying tissue is re-draped and tightened. Depending on the needs of the patient, the doctor will either perform a medial thigh lift, targeting the inner thigh, or a lateral tight lift, which targets the outer thigh. Patients who have an outer thigh lift will generally need to have their butt lifted as well. This combination approach is sometimes incorporated into an overall lower body lift for severe skin sagging. The recovery for a thigh lift is somewhat slow, but this is primarily due to the location of the incisions. On average, patients can expect to return to light activities within 2 weeks, and complete their recovery in about 6-8 weeks. Because of newly enhanced thighs and a slimmer thigh appearance, patients find that their self-confidence improves greatly after this surgery.
Depending on how much skin was removed, there may be scars that are evident outside of the groin area. Proper scar care is needed for the scars to heal safely. The surgeon will go over ways to minimize scarring during your recovery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Wear Short Shorts Again
Thigh lift surgery by Dr. McKnight-Baron has changed the lives of countless men and women who used to hide loose and sagging skin in their thighs. This unsightly appearance creates anxiety when wearing shorts and makes wearing everyday clothing difficult. Our Marietta office has created gorgeous results for patients seeking thigh lift surgery. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. McKnight-Baron to learn more.