Even the most rigorous fitness and weight loss efforts do not always achieve your goals for a firmer, more youthful looking body. If you're living with sagging, uncomfortable skin on your inner or outer thighs, a thigh lift performed by Tampa-St. Petersburg plastic surgeon Dr. Kailash Narasimhan can help.
Individuals looking for a board‐certified plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay or St. Petersburg to perform a thigh lift can request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Narasimhan. He is experienced in body contouring surgery and will answer your questions about the procedure. You can also call (727) 289-7119 to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan
Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:
- Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
- Highly trained in procedures of face, breast, and body
- Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
- Compassionate care and attention to detail
What Is a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lifts are used to re-contour the skin on the inner and outer thighs, helping to increase comfort and create a more pleasing look for the lower body. Many people interested in a thigh lift in Tampa have lost a significant amount of weight and are now disappointed by loose, hanging skin that is ruining their weight loss results. Others see the skin on their thighs droop because their skin naturally loses tone with age. This cosmetic surgery procedure may be right for you if you have:
- Extra skin around your thighs, buttocks, or hips
- Skin with a flabby, "orange peel" appearance on the inside or outside of your thighs
- Self consciousness about the appearance of your lower body
Many people who choose a thigh lift also need liposuction near Tampa, FL, in their upper legs and hips.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?
Although we cannot quote a specific price without an in-person consultation, depending on a number of factors, physician fees for a thigh lift can range from $6,000 to $8,000.
What to Expect From a Thigh Lift
Thigh lifts result in more toned upper legs by removing excess skin and fat from the thighs. The procedure itself varies depending on whether you need an inner or outer thigh lift, or both.
Inner thigh lift
Dr. Narasimhan makes an incision in the groin area, which may extend to the knee if necessary, and then removes excess fat and skin before recontouring the thigh. He uses liposuction in some cases. Incisions are well-concealed.
Outer thigh lift
This is usually a more complex procedure and involves removing more tissue than an inner thigh lift. Common after major weight loss, this procedure is customized depending on the patient's needs. In some cases, incisions extend from the groin around the hip to allow for significant fat and skin removal. The buttocks may need to be lifted and contoured along with the thigh to get the desired results.
Patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery often have excess skin on many parts of their bodies. Plastic surgery after weight loss helps complete the personal transformation. During your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan, you can discuss other body contouring procedures to add to your thigh lift, such as:
Although some procedures can be combined into a single operation, staging surgeries is often necessary to ensure safety.
Recovery After Thigh Lift Surgery
Recovering following thigh lift surgery depends on the extent of the procedure. The initial 10 to 14 days is a critical period for the healing process, and following the detailed postoperative instructions that Dr. Narasimhan provides can significantly reduce the risk of complications. Bruising, swelling, and soreness are common immediately after surgery and gradually diminish during the ensuing 2 weeks.
Some of the key points to remember to enhance your healing include:
- Get plenty of rest, but get some light activity daily to promote good circulation and reduce the chance of blood clots.
- Wear compression garments to maintain the new contours of your thighs and keep swelling in check.
- Make your movements careful and deliberate to avoid putting stress on sutured areas.
- Plan to have someone stay with you immediately after surgery to help out around the house.
Details such as how long you'll need to take off work and when you can begin more strenuous activities should be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan.
Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan
Thigh lift patients appreciate Dr. Narasimhan's artistic skill and well‐rounded approach to merging health and beauty. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If you are considering thigh lift, Request a consultation with Dr. Narasimhan or call the office of Narasimhan Plastic Surgery at (727) 289-7119.