About Thigh Lift Surgery
Losing weight is an impressive accomplishment for anyone. However, excess skin of the sensitive thigh area may not be able to mold to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are specifically an area of concern for a lot of patients. Metairie, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala offers thigh lift surgery (also called thighplasty or thigh lift) at A Woman Plastic Surgeon. This procedure trims loose skin of the inner thighs or circumferential thighs to reveal a firmer, more contoured appearance. Thighplasty surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients who are bothered by hanging skin on the thighs. This surgery is often combined with liposuction to further enhance the thigh appearance.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"Very Happy with my New Chin! - I'd been wanting this procedure for awhile. The doctor and staff were lovely and it really didn't hurt. There was some lumpiness I had to adjust to as my body healed, but I wore the compression garment as much as possible and used a lot of arnica for bruising/swelling. I'm very happy with the results and so glad I did it."- J. / RealSelf / Dec 03, 2019
"Without a doubt the best doctor I’ve ever had. Dr. Mizgala is a magician who made my flabby stomach washboard flat, and made an ugly C-section scar disappear. She is an absolutely brilliant surgeon, and her sincere interest in and concern for her patients was clear throughout my time with her. All my questions and concerns were personally and fully answered in a way I could understand and that put me at ease. I would trust her to do any surgery or procedure without a doubt. There should be a 10 star rating available - she earned it."- J. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"I was interested in CoolSculpting and done some research and I found dr. Cynthia Mizgala i called the office set up an appointment went in for the consultation on a CoolSculpting I was very pleased on the presentation by the nurse for CoolSculpting I apologize for not remembering her name so excited she know who she is once we discuss CoolSculpting I was interested in the liposuction I also spoke with another nurse who had procedure done herself and then I had the pleasure of meeting dr. Cynthia Mizgala who examined me and told me that I would be a perfect candidate for the liposuction I told her I had already been on her page looking at the video she did on liposuction I was impressed with her staff and their knowledge and their background made me feel very comfortable and at ease and after speaking with the staff in the doctor my mind was made up when can we get this done and we scheduled the surgery for November 22nd before the surgery I must have watch every YouTube video on liposuction trust me it's worth it do your research I also like the fact that they have options as a relates to financing for the procedure I believe it's Care Credit but I opted to pay for it myself out of pocket I was so excited that night I could not even sleep went into the room to get dressed for the procedure around 10 that morning the nurse brought me to the room to prep me for the surgery needless to say I was still excited shortly after dr. Cynthia came in and we started the procedure the whole time I was woke Eyes Wide Open everything that she said she would do during the procedure that's exactly what happened we had good conversations during the procedure it was an awesome experience as we got closer to the end of the procedure the doctor ordered me and herself a large smoothie which was very kind of her she showed me the container of fat that was sucked from my midsection I was like wow all that came out of me LMAO once dr. Cynthia finish stitching me up and cleaning up I was ready to go she ordered me an Uber was very nice I was a little tender but once I got in the car and got home I highly recommend drinking a lot of Gatorade trust me you're going to need it follow the doctor's instructions i took 2 pain pills that night I got up I drain the balloons as required and charted everything down on the chart monitor my temperature I took pictures and sent them to the doctor with Note but believe it or not I was never in pain whatsoever I went into the doctor's office Monday to get the drain tubes removed and I go back Wednesday to get the stitches out the rest of the pain pills that I had I flush them down the toilet I never had any type of plastic surgery done before this was my first time and I can tell you dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her staff are the best and it's obviously why they never had any type of infections from the bathroom to the consultation room to the surgical room squeaky clean it's been 5 days since my surgery swelling has gone down tremendously no pain whatsoever and I was wide awake through the whole procedure I had confidence in dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her team from the very beginning I was able to go to the gym today and do an hour on the treadmill that felt good I'm a retired firefighter 30 years in the fire service and I know what it's like to work with a team choose doctor Cynthia Mizgala and her team you can't go wrong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❤💯"- T.C. / Google / Nov 26, 2019
"Super delighted with Dr Mitzgala! This is not my first rodeo and the gentle care and personalized attention I received from her and her staff went beyond what I expected. I received a call from the doctor herself the day after my procedure, which happened to be on a Saturday. She provided my family with a way to contact her or her staff and all of the tools they needed to be sure I was comfortable at home. I had Vaser Lipo of hips inner/ outer thigh with renuvion to help with some loose skin. My initial visit (and all)was very thorough, she was honest about results and what would be the best approach for me. Not to mention the results are phenomenal. I was able to return to work within a few days which she knew was important to me. My procedure was tailored to my needs and the staffs amazing service extended into my follow up care. 6 weeks out and I’ve had the best experience. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr Mitzgala and I would certainly chose her if needed in the future."- M.P. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
A thigh lift is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that tightens the thighs and removes hanging skin. Patients who have lost a lot of weight on their own or after bariatric surgery often benefit from a thigh lift. Childbirth can also cause unwanted loose skin of the thighs. If you have excess or wrinkled skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), thigh lift surgery may be a great option. If you look in the mirror and see hanging skin on your thighs that you can pull up, you are not alone. A thigh lift can correct this and improve the appearance of your upper leg.
A thigh lift is a procedure performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. An incision is made close to the top portion of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh attaches to the torso. There are several types of thigh lift procedures. When thigh looseness is more pronounced up top, closest to the pubic area, a medial thigh lift is recommended. This limits the incisions to the thigh crease up by the pubic area, easily hidden by undergarments or a bathing suit.
Dr. Mizgala offers the latest technology in skin tightening, including BodyTite and Renuvion. This can be used in conjunction with a medial thigh lift to limit the incisions. In some cases of severe loose thigh skin, a more extensive thigh lift may be recommended. This may involve an incision from the thigh crease down to the knee, hidden between the legs. In most cases, a thigh lift continues to the back of the thigh with an incision under the buttock crease. Dr. Mizgala will customize a thigh lift procedure for you, depending on your thigh anatomy and review all of the options to tighten and reshape your thigh silhouette.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 – 3 hours to complete. After the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home to begin your recovery. There is typically bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and slowly walking, which is recommended for improved blood circulation and speedier healing. The full recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by Dr. Mizgala will help the incision to heal well. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs can help you raise your self-esteem, and you can flaunt your legs with pride.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
Thighplasty surgery can lead to outstanding aesthetic outcomes and allow patients to wear shorts and have a smoother leg appearance, especially after a major weight loss. Our pricing is based on what type of thigh lift is being performed and where the incisions are placed, etc. Most patients can expect to pay between $6,500 – $12,000 for a thigh lift. Dr. Mizgala will discuss the surgical options and then our office will assist with helping you choose the right payment option.
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
A thigh lift is the best choice to slim the contour and improve the appearance of your legs. Since the procedure calls for skin tightening and correcting excessive fat deposits, it can improve the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your thighs. If you are interested in addressing cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Mizgala know during your consultation so she can adjust 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, the results from your thigh lift can last a lifetime. Dr. Mizgala will talk about what you can do to make your surgical results last longer.
Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
You may consider combining a thigh lift with a tummy tuck for a 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. Mizgala about all your concerns and goals so she can create a treatment plan that gives you the results you want.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
Nonsurgical options for fat reduction and skin tightening are improving with new technology. A thighplasty may be the best way to address severe amounts of excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat on your legs. If you are interested in nonsurgical procedures, ask Dr. Mizgala for more information during your consultation. She will discuss the benefits of surgical and nonsurgical thigh treatment options, as well as her opinion on which would best fit with your goals.
- Average Cost
- $7,500 - $11,000
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have sagging skin on your inner or outer thighs that causes anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to learn more about thighplasty. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other contouring procedures, especially surgeries that correct the lower body, including a tummy tuck. Schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Mizgala and get the slimmer appearance you desire.