About Thigh Lift Surgery
Losing weight is a huge triumph for any individual. But men and women who achieve their weight loss goals sometimes need one extra step to complete their physical transformation. Depending on how long you were overweight and how much weight you lost, sagging skin may be a separate issue if the skin was not able to adapt to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are particularly an area of concern for many patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) at his office in Argyle, TX, which trims away excess skin on the inner and outer thighs to create a tighter, more contoured appearance. This surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients battling loose skin on the thighs.
Thigh Lift Reviews
"Dr. Scott Kasden is absolutely remarkable! If you're looking for a doctor with YOUR best interest at heart, then you have found him. He takes the time to talk and listen to you without feeling rushed. He also educates you about your procedures. You will leave his office with clear realistic expectations. His work is meticulous. He truly works hard to please his patients. His bedside manner is out of this world. He is full of life and when you leave his office his spirit just rubs off on you. I have never walked into any doctor's office as a patient and left feeling like family. He performed my thigh lift, which is a very difficult procedure, for any doctor! I am beyond happy with the results. I have, an will continue to recommend him to everyone. They do not make doctors like this. He is a gem."- S.Y. / Google / Jun 14, 2018
"Thrilled with my Results and Experience! - Dr. Scott Kasden is both a skilled and compassionate cosmetic surgeon. His approach to surgery is collaborative and artistic, while at the same time provides an unmatched level of care and commitment to all patients. Dr. Kasden performed five procedures for me after weight-loss surgery (neck-lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, lipo, and thigh lift) and I am over-joyed with the look, shape, and symmetry of my body! Dr. Kasden listens, supports, and provides thoughtful guidance before, during, and after each procedure. Know this, he is not motivated by dollars, Dr. Kasden is motivated by the desire to help others."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 18, 2019
"Dr. Scott Kasden is both a skilled and compassionate cosmetic surgeon. His approach to surgery is collaborative and artistic, while at the same time provides an unmatched level of care and commitment to all patients. Dr. Kasden performed five procedures for me after weight-loss surgery (neck-lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, lipo, and thigh lift) and I am over-joyed with the look, shape, and symmetry of my body! Dr. Kasden listens, supports, and provides thoughtful guidance before, during, and after each procedure. Know this, he is not motivated by dollars, Dr. Kasden is motivated by the desire to help others."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2019
"Dr. Kasden is a physician that conducts himself AND his practice in an extremely professional manner.He takes the time to get to know you as a patient,and as a human-being.I have had a tummy tuck/lateral thigh lift,breast lift,lip fillers,and a series of other minimal procedures performed by Dr. Kasden,and there is absolutely NO comparison.[and I consulted with three other board-certified plastic surgeons before selecting Dr. K]A few days ago he performed a scar revision for my already 99.9% perfect result,and I still can't believe how great the results are!Dr. Kasden did the procedure solely and purely to ensure my complete happiness;he did not complete the scar revision to make money by any means,as it cost me very little.I know personally Dr. Kasden's heart,and there absolutely is not a more moral and ethically responsible physician out there that compares to Dr. Kasden! I recommend him to everyone I know,& will enjoy returning to him over the upcoming years for further procedures in the future.Dr. Kasden is not just a doctor,he is a true and honest friend.I just adore him...and if I could rate him higher than five stars,I WOULD!"- K. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
"I am no stranger to PS. In 2012, I decided to have my bat wings (thanks Grandma for that gene) and a breast lift. The latter I figured, why not? You're already in the area. My surgeon is the absolute best in the DFW area. I searched and consulted with 3 others and decided that Dr. Kasden in Southlake was the Dr for me.Fast forward to 2017 and I decided to get the rest of my body to a look that only I could see when looking in the mirror. My biggest motivation was the tummy tuck and the removal of a fairly grisly "FUPA". I've had the FUPA since I began puberty and with weight gain as a child, loss, then 2 children, no amount of dieting or excercise would ever alleviate this problem. I consulted with Dr Kasden this year and he walked me through the entire process. His technique for the tummy tuck amazed me! I couldn't wait to see his newer results. A few days after the consult, I woke up and thought...why not get a thigh lift as well. I have the same issues there that I had before the arm lift. Fat just sits next to my trunk never to leave. I know most of you live with the inner thighs rubbing or even just being stuck together....so uncomfortable! I wanted to look banging (as much as a 48yo woman can be) in a swim suit. Dr. Kasden asked me to come back in and he explained the thigh lift surgery. Again, I was intrigued and excited. Dr K thoroughly enjoys his profession and you cannot find another surgeon who has his bedside manner.Currently, I am 3 days post op and I will add pictures and updates as they come along. It is my hope that if you are looking to enhance your current body to what you know it is supposed to look like, I hope that I can be an encouragement to you.Best of Blessings.......ChrissyUpdated on 3 Aug 2017:Today marks the one week since the surgery. I was able to visit with Dr. Kasden on Tuesday (2 days ago) to see how I am healing. My scars are healing up nicely, my drains are working properly, my pain management has been on par. All in all, I am healing as projected. During the appointment, Dr. K removed my old dressings, monitored my drainage paperwork and added clean dressings. He also provided my new waist trainer. He also instructed my husband and I in how to keep this garment in place to aid in the healing process.I am completely excited and my spirits continue to be high every day. I am posting new pictures that are dated the day of surgery. It is my hope to have more pictures tomorrow to begin week two. I continue to hope to be an encouragement to you in your own journey. Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions that you may have in regards to your preparation or any decisions you are contemplating.Updated on 3 Aug 2017:Attached are pictures of sections of my abdomen removalUpdated on 3 Aug 2017:The overnight stay in the hospital went as well as can be expected. I wanted to upload some post surgery pictures prior to when the swelling began. I am extremely pleased with the procedure and have patience to wait until the swelling goes down to view the completed transformation."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery
Thighplasty is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that addresses extra skin. Thigh lift surgery is considered an after weight loss procedure. It is often performed on patients who have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. It is also popular among older men and women who are battling loose skin due to age, as well as with women whose weight changed due to pregnancy. If you have excess or wrinkly skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), this surgery may be a big help.
Surgical Technique for Thigh Lift
During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is typically used. An incision is made near the top of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh meets the torso. This incision usually extends down to the midway point of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if needed) to remove isolated pockets of fat, as well as to trim away all loose skin at the top of the thigh area. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it can be tightened and safely secured with sutures. In some cases, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of tissue being removed. This surgery reshapes the entire thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.
What to Expect from your Thigh Lift
Thighplasty takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete. Once the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home to recover. There is usually discomfort, bruising, and swelling during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and slowly walk around, which is necessary for circulation and healthy healing. The overall recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by Dr. Kasden will help the incision to heal properly. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs will help you regain your self-confidence, and you can display your legs with pride.
Frequently Asked Questions about Thigh Lift Surgery
How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
The total cost of thigh lift surgery will include many fees, including those for the surgical facility, anesthesia, tests, and more. Once Dr. Kasden has created your unique thigh lift surgical plan during your consultation, he will be better able to estimate your costs. Our office can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your thigh lift surgery easy to afford, so you can focus on getting the results you want from a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Kasden.
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
A thigh lift is the best choice to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since the procedure calls for skin tightening and removing excessive fat, it also improves the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your upper legs. If you are concerned about cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Kasden know during your consultation so he can customize your surgical plan to match your goals.
How long will my results last?
If you follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and regular exercise, you should enjoy the results of your thigh lift for a long time. Dr. Kasden advises you be at or near a healthy, sustainable weight before surgery so it is easy to maintain your results. Pregnancy or significant weight changes after a thighplasty can compromise your results. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will give you advice on what you can do to make your results last longer.
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 a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Kasden about all your concerns and goals so he can create a treatment plan that gives you the results you want.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
While there are nonsurgical treatments to reduce fat and tone your skin, they are best for small improvements. Thigh lift surgery is the best way to address moderate to severe amount of loose skin and stubborn fat on your legs. If you are interested in nonsurgical options, ask Dr. Kasden for more information during your consultation. He will tell you the benefits and drawbacks of both thigh lift surgery and nonsurgical options, as well as his recommendation on which would be best for your goals.
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Get Tighter, Toned Thighs with a Thigh Lift
If you have extra skin on your thighs that cause anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to contact the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Argyle, TX to learn more about thigh lift surgery. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other body contouring procedures, especially ones that address the lower body such as abdominoplasty or a lower body lift, depending on your specific cosmetic goals. Schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Kasden and get the tighter appearance you desire.