What is a thigh lift?
Weight loss is an impressive victory for anyone. But women and men who achieve their weight loss goals occasionally need one extra thing to enhance their body transformation. Depending on the amount of time you were overweight and how much weight you lost, excess skin can become a separate issue for some patients. For many people, this can happen on the thighs. In Draper, UT, plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, offers thigh lift surgery (thighplasty), which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs and the buttocks to create a tighter look. Thighplasty surgery can provide natural-looking results for anyone battling sagging skin on the thighs.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is a warm and inviting surgeon who valued my time, opinions, and concerns. I hold him and his skill in high regard. His staff are incredible, too!"- M.L. / Google / Sep 30, 2019
"I had the best experience with Dr.Chidester and his staff was amazing! I’ve looked at other surgeons but Dr. Chidester stood out and I’ve been following him on IG for about a year. His work caught my eye and his IG videos sold me. Super knowledgeable, kind and friendly. I felt comfortable. I got a breast augmentation and the results are amazing! Seriously the best decision ever!"- B.B. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"Dr. Chidester aka Dr Chiddy... not only is this PERFECTIONIST of a surgeon is PHENOMENAL but every single one of his team/work family is truly MAGNIFICENT. From day one (before they had a PENNY from me) I felt welcomed into their family as one of their own. Throughout the whole experience I was never made to feel like a number. They are here for you AT ALL TIMES response time is sensational with always astounds me because I know how heavy their workload his. Even still every patient is a priority. The amount of content on his IG helped me see his (fantastic) work on all body types with all kinds of procedures. The educational info on his IG is seriously a treasure! I promise you... his consult is worth the wait. Having the best team on your side in your journey to what ever procedure you are looking into IS WORTH THE WAIT. You are worth the best and if you’ve made it to Dr Chiddy you have found the best!"- T.B. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"Dr Chidester and his staff are truly amazing! Every time I walk into his office his staff greets me with a smile and makes me feel so comfortable and important! Dr Chidester is amazing at what he does! I have had 4 breast augmentations over the past 25 years (with Two of those in the past year) I was never happy with the way they looked, it seemed like nobody was listening when I would tell them the look I wanted :( I heard about Dr Chidester from a friend and decided to go in for a consult to see if there was anything he could do to give me the look I wanted, long story short, I am 2 weeks post-op and could not be happier with the results!! I look at them everyday and cry! This is what I have wanted for all those years!! He can do miracles!! I can’t thank him enough for changing my body and my life at 52!! KN"- K.N. / Google / Jul 17, 2020
Is A Thigh Lift For You?
Thighplasty is a skin tightening and removal procedure that addresses excess sagging skin. Typically, a thighplasty works well for patients who have undergone a major weight loss procedure. Thigh lift surgery is used on people who have lost over 100 or more pounds. It can also help older patients who experience sagging skin because of the natural aging process or women who had fluctuating bodyweight because of pregnancy and childbirth. If you have excess or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both) and buttocks, thigh lift surgery is a good option. However, if cellulite is a bigger concern, Dr. Chiddy can recommend other procedures that help decrease the appearance.
During thigh lift surgery, Dr. Chiddy uses general anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your procedure. To start with, we place an incision in the natural crease where the thigh meets the torso. Usually, it extends down to the middle part of the thigh. If necessary, this permits enough room to use surgical liposuction to eliminate unwanted pockets of fat and to trim away all loose skin at the top part of the thigh. Next, the skin is pulled upward so Dr. Chiddy can tighten and safely secure it with sutures. Depending on the amount of skin and tissue you have, you may need an additional incision near the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks. Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thigh area for a tighter and more contoured look.
What to Expect
Thighplasty takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. As soon as the procedure is over, we will monitor you and send you home to recover. For the first few days of recovery, patients will experience some bruising, discomfort, and swelling. After a couple of days, many patients can start to get up and walk slowly, which we recommend for better blood circulation and faster healing. Overall, your recovery time takes about 6 – 8 weeks. Dr. Chiddy will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your incision heals and reduce the appearance of your scar. Although you experience some scarring, the new shape of your thighs can boost your confidence, which allows you to flaunt your legs with pride.
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have excess skin on your inner or outer thighs that causes embarrassment, we encourage you to call Dr. Chiddy in Draper, UT and learn more about surgical thigh lifts. Dr. Chiddy will create a custom treatment plan, and our billing team can provide information about the cost or financing through Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. Often, patients combine this surgery with other contouring procedures, including tummy tucks or a lower body lift. Located near the Greater Salt Lake City area, please schedule your appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Chiddy to attain a slimmer look.
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