Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Thigh Lifts to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What is a Thigh Lift?
If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you. A thigh lift, or thighplasty, reshapes the thighs and lower body by reducing excess skin, resulting in smoother and better-proportioned contours.
Whether it's a result of aging, extreme weight loss or any other factor, many men and women in Mississippi are embarrassed by the flabby, dimpled or loose tissue on their thighs. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Pecunia can help you regain your comfort and confidence with a thigh lift in Hattiesburg. He works with patients from throughout the region, including residents of Forrest County and Lamar County.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
Dr. Pecunia's thigh lifts in Hattiesburg differ depending on the incision pattern. These include:
- Inner (medial) thigh lift: Incision in the groin fold
- Vertical thighplasty: Vertical incision going from the groin crease to the inner knee
- Outer thigh lift: Incision extends from the groin around the hip
- Spiral thighplasty: Incision is made below the buttock fold and extends over the groin crease
The type of thigh lift you choose will depend on the areas you want treated, as well as your skin quality and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Dr. Pecunia will discuss all of these options with you.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Pecunia will lift and/or excise any excess skin. Deep stitches are used to support the thigh's new contours, and the incision will be closed with sutures. You will typically undergo a thigh lift while under general or twilight anesthesia, and the surgery can take up to three hours.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
If you are unhappy with the sagging or drooping of the skin on your upper thigh, you may benefit from a thigh lift. Ideal candidates include those who are physically and emotionally healthy, maintain a stable weight and do not smoke. Also, it's important to have realistic expectations of the results, as thigh lifts are not a substitute for weight loss.
Often, patients seeking a thigh lift with Dr. Pecunia in Hattiesburg are individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with unsightly excess skin. If you feel that you are a good candidate for this procedure, please contact our office to set up a consultation today.
What Kind of Post-Operative Thigh Lift Care Can I Expect?
You may feel some discomfort and tightness for up to 72 hours following your thigh lift. Dr. Pecunia can prescribe medication to help manage the pain. In addition, many of our thighplasty patients in Hattiesburg experience some bruising, swelling and soreness.
You'll be given a compression garment to wear, which will promote tightening of the skin and protect the incision site. Drainage tubes are also inserted to release excess fluid.
Dr. Pecunia will advise you to start moving around as soon as possible to reduce the risk of a blood clot, although strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month. Most patients are able to return to work after two to three weeks.
What are the Typical Results of a Thigh Lift?
Most thigh lift patients are able to recognize their results immediately, including smoother, tighter skin around the thigh area. You can see the remarkable results in our Hattiesburg thigh lift before and after pictures.
What are Thigh Lift Costs?
Because there are a variety of thigh lift options, the prices will vary according to the patient's specific needs. We recommend setting up a personal consultation with Dr. Pecunia, who can discuss all aspects of the procedure with you, including Hattiesburg thigh lift costs.
Dr. Pecunia and his dedicated staff strive to help patients restore their self-confidence and body image. We welcome thigh lift patients from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and other nearby locales. Please contact us today and let us make all of your aesthetic dreams come true.
Dr. Richard Pecunia