Tight, Toned Thighs

Those who feel self-conscious about sagging skin or pockets of fat on the thighs can achieve their aesthetic goals with a custom thigh lift surgery at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery. Leading body contouring specialist Dr. Trey Sands will perform your thigh lift in New Orleans. He brings extensive experience in body contouring to every surgery and is known for his ability to create beautifully sculpted, firm, slimmed thighs that are free from excess skin and fat.

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What is a Thigh Lift?

Due to significant weight loss and other factors, the thighs can develop sagging or loose skin and pockets of excess fat that diet and exercise cannot resolve. Dr. Sands employs advanced surgical techniques in a state-of-the-art surgical center for long-lasting, natural-looking results.

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What is the Procedure?

The surgical approach will vary from patient to patient, but the steps are generally:

  • Anesthesia: Before the surgery, either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is administered, allowing for total comfort. 
  • Removal of excess skin and fat: Dr. Sands will remove the excess skin and fat from the thighs through incisions. This step creates the desired contour.
  • Tightening remaining skin: After the excess skin and fat are removed, Dr. Sands will tighten the remaining skin to create a smooth, toned, sculpted look.
  • Incisions: Dr. Sands will place discreet incisions on the inner thigh, outer thigh, or both, depending on the patient’s needs. The incision length and location will vary based on the quantity of excess skin and fat to be removed.
  • Completing the thigh lift: Once the procedure is complete, the incisions will be closed with sutures. The patient will then be placed in a compression garment to hold the reshaped tissues in place, reduce swelling, and promote healing.

Types of Thigh Lift Surgeries

Every thigh lift in New Orleans is a custom surgery, and several techniques are possible. The types of surgical approach will reflect the patient’s condition and the extent of excess skin, fat, and tissue. The surgical techniques include:

Medial thigh lift

A medial thigh lift is the most common type of thigh lift surgery. It involves removing excess skin and fat from the inner thigh area. The incisions are placed in the groin area, through which excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is then tightened.

Lateral thigh lift

A lateral thigh lift is often used for those with excess skin and fat on the outer thigh area. The incisions are placed on the outer thigh, through which excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can help improve the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. Candidates for this procedure include patients who:

  • Have excess skin and fat in the thigh area that cannot be resolved with diet and exercise
  • Have maintained a stable weight for at least six months
  • Are in good overall health and do not have any medical conditions that could complicate surgery or healing
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for several weeks before and after surgery
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery
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What is the Recovery Time?

After thigh lift surgery, the patient can expect to go home the same day as surgery but are expected to be under the care of another adult for the next 24 hours. The medical staff administers pain medication to ensure comfort. It is normal to expect discomfort, swelling, and bruising. After returning home, under the care of another adult, aftercare includes:

  • Keeping the incision sites clean and dry
  • Wearing compression garments to reduce swelling and promote healing
  • Taking pain medication and any other medications as prescribed
  • Avoiding lifting, bending, vigorous motions, or exercise

Patients should expect several weeks off from work or other activities to ensure proper healing. The recovery time can vary based on the extent of the surgery and other factors.

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Why Choose SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery for Your Thigh Lift?

Deciding to undergo surgery is a major life event and should be made carefully. The most important factor is the surgeon you choose to perform it. With over a decade of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery is a leader in the aesthetics and plastic surgery industry, working to actively pave the way for a more holistic, intentional, and personalized experience.

Dr. Sands takes a  highly curated, personal approach with each individual, unlike other surgeons, who may leave patients feeling rushed, unheard, and uncomfortable. The entire treatment experience at the practice is positive, empowering, and supportive, from the first consultation through the recovery, with life-changing results with the thighs sculpted to look firm, youthful, and balanced.

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