Body & Thigh Lift (Thighplasty) in Houston, TX
Losing weight is not only good for your body and health, but it is good for your overall self-confidence. However, many people do not realize that weight loss doesn’t always guarantee you will have the thin, toned, and sexy body you have been waiting for. After losing excessive weight and improving medical conditions related to obesity, you may want to achieve a desirable outward appearance. Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has helped countless men and women in Houston and the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy love what they see in the mirror.
What is a Body and Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)?
Body lift procedures can help to remove the loose skin you can’t diet or exercise away. This procedure is typically done after massive weight loss surgery. A body lift is meant to focus on multiple areas of the body at once, that contain loose or excess skin. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, will focus just on the thighs and create a more tightened, toned appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Body and Thigh Lift?
A body and thigh lift is often a very large procedure, especially when focusing on multiple parts of your body at once. It is important to be in good overall health before undergoing this procedure. Make sure to discuss your medical history and any medications that you are taking with Dr. Newall prior to your surgery. Body and thigh lift surgery should not be done for approximately two years following the start of any massive weight loss program, and your weight should be stable for at least one year with no future weight loss expected. Dr. Newall will discuss your options with you during your consultation and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
How to Get a Thigh Gap
Thigh lift surgery, also known as a thighplasty, can help to create the truly sought-after thigh gap. An inner thigh gap is often seen on very lean individuals but can be very hard to achieve naturally, as this trait has more to do with your bone structure and less to do with your weight. However, attaining a thigh gap may not be all for the looks; if you have thighs that rub together when you exercise or run, thigh lift procedure combined with liposuction surgery can remove the extra fat from the thighs and tighten the skin.
About Inner and Outer Thigh Lifts
When considering a thigh lift, you can decide to focus on the inner thighs, the outer thighs, or both areas at once.
An inner thigh lift focuses on the skin on the inner thigh, lifting and toning sagging skin. This procedure is what can create the thigh gap. During an inner thigh lift, Dr. Newall will access the underlying tissues of the inner thigh, while making the most discreet incision possible. There will be slight scar as a result of the procedure, but this scar can usually be hidden by your underwear. He will concentrate on lifting and tightening the skin in that area and possibly removing some excess fat as well.
An outer thigh lift focuses on tightening skin on the front and outside of the leg. During this procedure, Dr. Newall will remove a certain amount of skin, depending on your goals, before pulling the remaining skin up and attaching it to the same area so that it is smooth. This procedure will tighten skin and is very helpful if you are dealing with excess skin after extreme weight loss. An outer thigh lift can also help lift the buttocks along with your thighs.
About Upper and Lower Body Lifts
When considering a body lift, you can decide to focus on the upper body or lower body. It is not typical to have both done during one surgical procedure. If you would like to have both an upper and lower body lift, Dr. Newall will discuss your options during your consultation and recommend a treatment that will achieve your goals and secure your safety.
The procedures involved in an upper body lift are:
- Arm Lift
- Breast Lift
- Back Lift
The procedures involved in a lower body lift are:
- Tummy Tuck
- Thigh Lift
- Buttocks Lift
How Long is the Recovery for Body and Thigh Lifts?
You will most likely be able to return to work one to two weeks after your body and thigh lift procedure. Your recovery time will mainly depend on how many areas of your body you have had treated. Dr. German Newall will discuss your recovery time and your post-operation instructions with you. It is very important to follow any post-surgery instructions closely to assure the best outcomes.
Where will the procedure be performed?
Body and thigh lift surgery is performed at our award-winning ACPS, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), which is the largest private plastic surgery center in Texas. The ACPS exceeds accepted standards for private surgical facilities and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health. The ACPS offers four surgical suites, pre-operative consultation suites, and seven comfortable post-operative recovery suites, all staffed with medical professionals handpicked by our surgeons.
How Much Does a Body and Thigh Lift Cost?
While cost should not be the final factor on which you base your decision, we understand that it is an important consideration. You should first realize that even though you are considering elective surgery, it is still surgery. Safety must be your surgeon’s highest priority followed by patient satisfaction. At German Newall, MD we work to provide excellent service at a fair price. We feel that an investment in yourself is one of the most important investments that you could ever make; as such, we offer a variety of payment options including financing to help make your aesthetic dreams a reality.
Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, focuses on the needs of his patients and assures that you will be met with a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff. If you are considering a body and thigh lift in Houston or the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy, contact us today to schedule your consultation.