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THIGH LIFT IN BATON ROUGE, LA

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery – also known as thighplasty – is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to give patients smoother skin and better lower body proportionality. During this surgery, plastic surgeons work to rid of dimpled or sagging skin that causes a flabby appearance – usually as a result of aging, pregnancy or significant weight loss. While losing weight is a great victory for most people, a thigh lift may be needed to address excess skin and improve overall upper leg contour. Many patients who receive this treatment benefit from increased self-confidence and a higher quality of life.

LA plastic surgeon Dr. Ruston Sanchez has helped numerous men and women from Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana areas of Lafayette, Hammond, and New Orleans achieve their goals with thigh lift surgery. Dr. Ruston Sanchez works individually with each one of his patients to find a treatment plan that will produce the desired outcome.

Who Is A Candidate For Thigh Lift Surgery?

Thighplasty reshapes your thighs by getting rid of excess skin and fat for smoother skin and improved lower body contour. The best candidates for this procedure are individuals who are near their ideal weight goal and are looking to address the following:

  • Skin laxity in the thighs as a result of aging or weight loss
  • Excess thigh fat
  • Discomfort caused by excess fat or skin

Dr. Ruston Sanchez requires that candidates for this procedure not be smokers, and in good physical and emotional health. During your initial thigh lift consultation in Baton Rouge, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and let you know whether this treatment is for you. Because thighplasty is a skin tightening procedure, patients who have good skin laxity and simply wish to remove fat can benefit from liposuction instead. In many cases, a combination of liposuction and skin tightening will be needed in order to accomplish the desired outcome.

Types of Thigh Lift Surgery

Depending on the needs of the patient, plastic surgeons can choose from two different types of thigh lift surgery:

Medial thigh lift

This procedure is also referred to as an inner thigh lift. The surgeon will create an incision in the groin area and use it to remove excess fat and skin. Liposuction may also be utilized to further sculpt the thighs. With this type of procedure, plastic surgeons focus on re-contouring the area from the groin to the knee for a youthful and more proportionate thigh appearance.

Vertical thigh lift

The surgeon will create an incision down the inside of the leg and use it to remove excess skin and fat in the horizontal and vertical planes. This procedure is usually reserved for patients who are looking for a more dramatic improvement. The incision scar involved in this type of procedure is more pronounced but still well concealed from view.

Dr. Ruston Sanchez will examine your problem areas and decide the best procedure option to suit your needs.

Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s Surgical Approach

Thigh lift is considered to be an outpatient procedure and is usually performed under general anesthesia. During your thighplasty in Baton Rouge, the surgeon will make an incision in the most appropriate location depending on how much skin needs to be removed. Once this is done, excess hanging skin is removed and the underlying thigh tissues tightened. Dr. Ruston Sanchez employs his extensive experience and modern surgical techniques to achieve the best possible outcome, while minimizing the risk of scarring and other side effects. The procedure takes about 2-3 hours to complete, based on the severity. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure so you can continue with recovery at home.

 

Recovery After Thigh Lift Surgery

Patients can expect to experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling following thigh lift surgery. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will cover the treatment area with a bandage or compression garment that should be worn as directed to help alleviate the swelling. You will be provided with pain medication to ease the discomfort. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will ask you to start moving as soon as possible after surgery in order to promote blood circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots forming. During the first two weeks following this treatment, you will only be able to engage in light activities. Bending over, heavy lifting, jogging, and other forms of strenuous activities need to be avoided until after you get the green light from the surgeon. To ensure a speedy and uninterrupted recovery process, make sure to strictly follow Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s post-operative instructions.

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Recovery After
Thigh Lift Surgery

Patients can expect to experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling following thigh lift surgery. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will cover the treatment area with a bandage or compression garment that should be worn as directed to help alleviate the swelling. You will be provided with pain medication to ease the discomfort. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will ask you to start moving as soon as possible after surgery in order to promote blood circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots forming. During the first two weeks following this treatment, you will only be able to engage in light activities. Bending over, heavy lifting, jogging, and other forms of strenuous activities need to be avoided until after you get the green light from the surgeon. To ensure a speedy and uninterrupted recovery process, make sure to strictly follow Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s post-operative instructions.

Plan Your Thigh Lift in Baton Rouge

The cost of thigh lift surgery can vary greatly from one patient to the other depending on the severity of the procedure. Many of Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s patients can expect to pay anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 for this procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon’s team will provide an initial cost breakdown to help you get ready for the procedure. Keep in mind that you will need to set aside time for recovery (up to 6 weeks) and attend follow-up visits as required. Dr. Ruston Sanchez and his team provide close assistance and support for each patient from the first consultation to full recovery.

Meet Dr. Ruston Sanchez

Dr. Ruston Sanchez takes each patient case as unique and works diligently to achieve the best procedure outcome with faster surgery time, smallest scar possible, and minimal risk of complications. Get in touch with Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s office today to schedule a consultation visit for your thigh lift procedure.

Reshape Your Thighs

Through thigh lift surgery, Dr. Ruston Sanchez has changed the lives of countless men and women who have battled sagging skin in the thigh region. This unpleasant and often flabby appearance can create anxiety, particularly when wearing shorts and other everyday clothing. Once you present yourself for an initial consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon will immediately assess your trouble areas and start working on an elaborate treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Average Cost

$5,000 – $10,000

Average Recovery Time

Up to 6 weeks

Average Procedure Time

Varies per patient

Insurance

Not Covered

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FAQS

Where are incisions placed?
During thigh lift and other surgical procedures, the location/placement of incisions is important because it influences where scars will appear. Thigh lift incisions are typically made in the groin area and may extend down the inner thigh. Dr. Ruston Sanchez ensures that the incision sites are well concealed so that the resultant scars are well hidden. The surgeon will also provide postoperative scar care instructions that can drastically help reduce the prominence of any scarring.
What is the cost of thigh lift surgery?
The cost of thigh lift surgery varies based on factors such as the extensiveness of the treatment, the surgeon’s experience, facility fees, tests required, anesthesia costs, and more. Because thigh lift is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance companies typically do not pay for it. Following your initial consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon’s team will provide a cost estimate to help you prepare to finance the procedure. Many of Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s patients can expect to pay anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 for this treatment.
Will this procedure remove cellulite and stretch marks?
Thighplasty is designed to help improve the appearance of your upper legs. Since this treatment includes skin tightening, it will help improve the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite on your legs. During your initial consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon will explore all your trouble areas and let you know what you can expect from this surgery.
How long will results last?
Keep in mind that thigh lift surgery is not a one-size-fits-all fix for your concerns. While the initial surgery will provide excellent aesthetic results, you will still need regular exercise and a balanced diet to maintain the outcome for many years. Dr. Ruston requires that you are near your ideal weight goal before you receive this treatment and that you maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain the result of this procedure over the long-term.
Can a thigh lift be combined with other procedures?
Some patients choose to combine thighplasty with other procedures such as a butt lift or tummy tuck in order to achieve their desired lower body contour in one sitting. This procedure is also typically included in a mommy makeover. During your initial Baton Rouge consultation, let the surgeon know what you want to achieve so he can come up with a proper treatment regimen.
Do you offer a nonsurgical thigh lift?
Nonsurgical thigh contouring options are available for patients who are not willing to experience the downtime of surgery. However, keep in mind that these can result to mild improvements on a temporary basis. Thigh lift surgery is usually the best way forward if you are looking for a widespread, long-lasting outcome.

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