Thigh Lift Miami

Thigh lift surgery can eliminate the excess fat and skin in your thighs to make them look better. In 2020, 9,275 Americans underwent thigh lift surgeries; 94% of these patients are female. The benefits of this surgery go beyond beauty and aesthetics; having a proportioned body after thigh lift surgery can also boost your self-esteem.

When should you consider a thigh lift?

If you are still unsatisfied with the appearance of your thighs despite trying various fitness and weight control methods, a thigh lift might be the best option for you. Patients often choose to undergo this surgery for their own personal reasons, which differs from one patient to another. 

At  Revive Surgical Institute and Anti-Aging Institute, most of our patients who come to us for a thigh lift are those who want to resolve the following problems:

  • Excess skin after a sudden weight loss
  • Sagging skin because of poor elasticity
  • Thighs that look out of proportion
  • Large thighs that painfully rub against each other
  • Low self-esteem because of poorly proportioned thighs

A thigh lift is also a good option for you if you want to experience the following benefits:

  • Get firmer and toned thighs
  • Have proportioned and smoother thighs.
  • Remove cellulite in the thighs.
  • Relieve rashes and skin irritation.

Who is qualified to get a thigh lift?

A thigh lift surgery is not for everyone. To qualify for surgery, you should have:

  • A stable weight
  • No medical illness that may lead to bleeding and interfere with healing
  • Excess fat and skin along your inner and outer thigh
  • A thorough understanding of the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of surgery
  • A realistic expectation about surgical outcomes
  • A strong commitment to lead a healthy life after surgery
  • The willingness to adhere and follow the doctor’s instructions before, during, and after the surgery

What to expect during your consultation with our plastic surgeon?

When you consult our plastic surgeon for a thigh lift in Miami, he will ask the following questions so he can give you the best recommendation:

  • What are your goals for this surgery?
  • What is your medical history?
  • Are you allergic to any medication?
  • What medical and surgical treatments did you have in the past?
  • What current medications, vitamins, or supplements are you taking?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you take drugs?
  • What are your surgical expectations?

After this, he will also perform a physical examination to assess your thighs. He might also take photographs for records purposes.

After carefully considering all these data, he will discuss your options with you, including the pros and cons. Then, he will recommend a course of treatment tailored to your goals.

It is important to set realistic expectations before signing up for surgery. If you have a question that’s bothering you, don’t hesitate to bring it up.

Aside from asking for before-and-after photos of successful surgeries, you can also establish trust and gauge credibility by asking your surgeon the following questions:

  • Are you board-certified? How many years have you been in practice?
  • Are you affiliated with any hospital?
  • Where will you perform the surgery?
  • What surgical techniques do you recommend for me?
  • What are the possible surgical complications?
  • What kind of assistance will I need during my recovery?
  • If I am not satisfied with the outcome of surgery, what options do I have?
  • What results can I expect, and when will I be able to see them?

How to prepare for a thigh lift surgery?

Here are some of the things your plastic surgeon may ask you to do before the surgery:

  • Get laboratory tests
  • Stop smoking a few days before the surgery
  • Take certain medications or stop/adjust your current medications
  • Avoid taking medicines that may increase bleeding tendencies, such as aspirin

You might also have to arrange for someone’s help to drive you to and from the surgical facility. 

What to expect during a thigh lift surgery?

The surgery itself has three general steps:

Administering the anesthesia

Your doctor may use intravenous anesthesia or general anesthesia. He will recommend the best type for you.

Making the incision

The patterns may vary based on the fast distribution, thigh appearance, and surgeon preference.

  • Inner thigh incision. This incision begins from the groin all the way down to the knee.
  • Outer thigh incision. This incision begins from the groin, wraps around the upper hip.

In a minimal incision inner thigh lift, on the other hand, the incision is small and only made in the groin. 

After making the incisions, your plastic surgeon will now remove the excess fat and skin in your thighs.

Closing the incision

Your surgeon will now close the incisions using clips, skin adhesives, and sutures.

What to do after a thigh lift surgery?

Your thighs will look firmer, contoured, and tighter immediately after surgery. The surgical site will appear swollen, and there will be some bruising. The area needs to be secured with dressings and bandages for a few days. Your surgeon may also place tubes to drain excess fluid or blood. 

Before you get discharged, your plastic surgeon will give you instructions about:

  • How to care for and clean the surgical site.
  • What medications you need to take and how often you need to take them.
  • Warning signs you need to watch out for.
  • When to return for follow-up.

Frequently asked questions about getting a Miami thigh lift

When can I expect to see results?

The results are almost immediately visible, but you need to wait for the surgical wounds to heal before you begin to see the final results. This may take several months.

Does insurance cover thigh lift surgery?

Most insurance plans do not cover the cost of cosmetic surgeries. However, they might reconsider if it’s for health reasons. Ask your insurance provider to know if your case qualifies for coverage.

How much does the surgery cost?

The cost depends on many factors, including the type of procedure, the surgeon’s experience, medicines, anesthesia, and other related expenses. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average surgery cost in 2020 is a little over $5,000. However, since the amount varies, please consult our plastic surgeon to have a better estimate.

Where to get thigh lift surgery in Miami? 

If you are looking for an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon in Coral Gables who can perform thigh lift surgery for you, look no further. At the office of Revive Surgical Institute, our goal is to give you aesthetically pleasing surgical results that can boost your body confidence and self-image.

We also offer the following plastic surgery procedures:

For inquiries, schedule a virtual consultation or contact us at (305) 600-5041.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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