Thigh Lift Near Washington DC
Located in Lanham, MD, Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery offers thigh lifts to the residents of Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities.
What is a Thigh Lift?
Are you unhappy with flabby, dimpled or loose tissue on your thighs? If so, a thigh lift may help. Also referred to as a thighplasty, a thigh lift is a procedure that reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, leaving you with smoother skin and sexier contours of the thighs and lower body.
If this sounds like a surgery for you, give us a call to talk about thigh lift prices, or to set up a consultation. And if you’re still unsure, we recommend looking at some thigh lift before and after pictures to give you a better idea of the results.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
There are a few different approaches to the thigh lift procedure. Options include an inner thigh lift, a vertical thighplasty, an outer thigh lift and a spiral thighplasty. The type of thigh lift you choose will depend on the treatment area of choice, as well as your skin quality and amount of fat that needs to be removed.
In all cases, your doctor will make an incision in the appropriate area and then lift and/or excise any excess skin. She will use deep stitches to support the thigh’s new contours, and the incision will be closed with sutures. Your surgeon will discuss all of your options during your one-on-one consultation.
How Do I Know if a Thigh Lift is Right for Me?
If you have sagging or drooping skin around the upper thigh, you may be a good candidate for a thigh lift. Sometimes this loose, hanging skin appears due to a significant weight loss, and sometimes it’s just simple aging and gravity. Regardless, the ideal candidates are those who are physically and emotionally healthy, maintain a stable weight and are non-smokers. It’s also important to understand that thigh lifts are not a substitute for weight loss.
What Type of Post-Operative Thigh Lift Care Can I Expect?
You may experience some discomfort and tightness in the treatment area for up to 72 hours after your thigh lift. Other side effects include bruising, swelling and soreness. You’ll be given a compression garment that you’ll need to wear, which promotes tightening of the skin and protects the incision site. Drainage tubes are also inserted to remove excess fluid, which the doctor will remove once the fluid is gone.
While you should avoid any strenuous activity for at least a month, it’s important to move around as much as possible to prevent blood clot formations. Most patients are able to return to work after two to three weeks.
What are Thigh Lift Costs?
Thigh lift costs tend to fluctuate, as there are so many different options. You’ll want to discuss your goals with Dr. Banks, whereupon she’ll be able to give you a more accurate assessment of your treatment plan and the costs you can expect. Please give us a call today and our staff would be happy to answer any additional plastic surgery questions you may have.
Dr. Banks and her friendly, skilled team at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, work to create a comfortable atmosphere and give patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities, the best care and quality of work available in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Please visit Dr. Banks™ Lanham, MD office before embarking on your surgical journey, because your trust and comfort with us is of the utmost importance.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more