Thigh Lift in Draper, UT

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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.

What Are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift surgery overseen and performed by Dr. Chiddy is an ideal choice for men and women in the Draper, UT area who want to remove and tighten excess skin around the inner and outer thighs as a result of major weight loss or other body changes. Benefits of this procedure include:

  • Eliminating excess and loose skin
  • Minimizing surplus fat
  • Toning and firming the thighs
  • Improving the profile of the body
  • Decreasing the appearance of cellulite
  • Reducing the look of stretch marks
  • Cutting down on chafing and rubbing
  • Improving confidence and self-image
  • Obtaining significant and long-lasting results

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.

How is a Thigh Lift Performed?

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 Can I Expect After a Thigh Lift?

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.

Thigh Lift FAQ

Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
A thigh lift is a great way to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since a thigh lift calls for skin tightening and addressing stubborn fat deposits, it can improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on your upper legs. If you are worried about cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Chiddy know in your consultation so he can personalize your surgical plan to fit your goals.

Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
Many patients combine a thigh lift with a tummy tuck or butt lift in a custom lower body lift. A thigh lift is also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. In your initial consultation, talk to Dr. Chiddy about your needs and goals so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan that gives you the results you want.

What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
Although there are nonsurgical options to reduce fat in the body and tighten skin, they typically help with mild improvements. A thighplasty is the best way to correct significant amounts of loose skin and stubborn fat on your legs. If you are interested in nonsurgical procedures, ask Dr. Chiddy for more information in your initial consultation. He will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of surgical and nonsurgical thigh treatment options, as well as his recommendation on which would better suit your needs.

Does a thigh lift produce natural results?

Yes, a thigh lift is a very customizable surgery, and Dr. Chiddy takes great care to ensure that your outcomes are as natural as possible. Patients are welcome to view before and after photos during a consultation to gain a better understanding of what they can expect after going under the knife. Our team also takes a very artistic approach to surgery, and we work hard so you can enjoy excellent results.

Is thigh lift surgery safe?

Though any surgery carries some risks and complications, a thigh lift is typically safe when performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Our Draper, UT staff takes every possible precaution to ensure your safety during and after the procedure. We can also discuss any additional measures you may want to take during your initial assessment.

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 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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