Body and Thigh Lift in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL
Now is the time to complete your weight loss journey with a body or thigh lift in West Palm Beach. Our board-certified surgeons are here to help you take this last step in getting your body back. We serve patients in Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Lake Worth, and all other surrounding areas.
If you have undergone excessive weight loss after multiple pregnancies, bariatric surgery, or exercise and proper nutrition, you have accomplished a remarkable goal! Now, you may be wondering, “Where did all this excess skin come from?” We know this can be extremely frustrating, especially because it doesn’t fit the image you want. A body lift can help you achieve your desired image by removing the excess skin and sagging tissue.
What Should I Know About a Body and Thigh Lift?
Many people believe a body lift is one procedure; however, a body lift describes multiple procedures that might be done in stages that are combined to help you achieve your personalized results. These procedures all focus on the removal of excess skin and fat after extreme weight loss. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your skin, so if you are healthy and have experienced severe weight loss, a body lift can be the final journey on your road to a healthy lifestyle.
A body lift requires multiple incisions to remove excess skin and fat. This process allows for tightening and re-positioning tissue for a more smooth and natural appearance. A body lift will help you achieve the profile you are trying to obtain. The incisions are dependent on the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. A body lift can effectively reshape your arms, hips, abdomen, back, buttocks, breasts, and thighs.
Beautiful, shapely legs are something every woman wants. For decades, people have correlated shapely legs with beauty. If you are unhappy or concerned with the way your thighs look, perhaps a thigh lift is right for you.
Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach wants you to feel comfortable wearing shorts and skirts all year in the beautiful Florida weather. We know how uncomfortable it is to wear pants in the heat. It is time to take that step and increase your quality of life, feeling more secure about your body with a thigh lift.
A thigh lift reshapes the thighs, resulting in smoother skin and healthier-looking thighs. Depending on the cosmetic needs and anatomy of the patient, this could be done by removal of excess skin and fat on the thighs.
What is a Lower Body Lift?
A lower body lift is a surgical procedure that will focus on your abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. A lower body lift is a big procedure and is usually performed on patients who have had bariatric surgery and have successfully lost a large amount of weight. This procedure can take approximately six hours and may require a brief stay in the hospital. After a lower body lift, you should limit your activity for about one to two weeks and refrain from exercise or strenuous activity until you are cleared by your physician. The results from a lower body lift are dramatic and leave our patients feeling restored, renewed, and excited to continue a healthy lifestyle.
What is an Upper Body Lift?
An upper body lift is a surgical procedure that will focus on your arms, breasts, and back. An upper body lift is usually performed on patients who have had bariatric surgery and have successfully lost a large amount of weight, or on women that have gone through pregnancy. It is important that your weight has been stable for at least six months, with no further weight loss expected. With any body lift, the goal is to remove excess skin after weight loss and is not to be used as a weight loss strategy. After an upper body lift, you should limit your activity for about one to two weeks and follow all of the post-operative care instructions given to you by your physician. The better care you take of yourself after the surgery, the better the results.
Can “Skirt Envy” Be Cured with a Thigh Lift?
No matter how good your diet is or how much you exercise, sometimes it is impossible to get rid of those fat pockets on your thighs! Time, gravity, and weight loss all contribute to lost tone or sag on the inner and outer thighs. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we provide you with a couple different options for thigh lift surgery. These options are medial thigh lift and outer thigh lift.
The medial thigh lift involves removal of excess skin on the inner thighs. The removal of skin can be from the upper inner thighs down to the knees.
The outer thigh lift is typically a more extensive procedure and can also include the buttocks. During your consultation with Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we will go over the process so we can give you the results you deserve. We will also discuss the process involved for thigh lift recovery and thigh lift cost.
How Can I Get a Thigh Gap?
The highly-coveted look of a thigh gap is not far from reach. With a thigh lift, we can remove excess skin from your inner thighs, which will tighten and smooth each leg to create separation between your thighs. Depending on your situation, you may need to add liposuction in order to fully create this look. Your surgeon will assess the area during a consultation and make the appropriate recommendations to try to help you achieve your goals.
Am I a Candidate for a Body and Thigh Lift?
If you are healthy and have maintained a stable weight for six months, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation. During the consultation, we will answer all of your questions and discuss your desired outcome. We will also discuss body lift cost and body lift recovery process. Our state-of-the-art facilities and board-certified plastic surgeons will help take your body and confidence to the next step in your life.
How Much Does a Body and Thigh Lift Cost?
To determine the cost of your body and thigh lift, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at our practice. During your consultation, we will assess your cosmetic goals in order to pursue a treatment plan that matches your unique needs. Then, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we offer a wide array of monthly payment options to help you reach your individual wellness, beauty, and performance goals. We accept major credit cards, and our financing plans include CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit.
Additional FAQs About Body and Thigh Lifts
What are the Potential Risks of Body and Thigh Lift Surgery?
As with any form of plastic surgery, body and thigh lift surgery is associated with some potential risks. These include, but are not limited to: adverse reaction to anesthesia, changes in sensation, scarring, allergic reactions, and infection.
What Type of Aftercare is Required for Body and Thigh Lift Surgery?
Following your body and thigh lift procedure, you may be required to wear a special garment to help minimize swelling and support healing. Pain medication can be used to control discomfort. It is important to follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a quick and safe recovery and see the results that you desire.
Does a Body and Thigh Lift Leave Scars?
Yes, this procedure will result in some scarring. However, the location of the scarring will depend on the incisions created during your procedure. Your surgeon will place incisions as carefully as possible to minimize this. Scars are typically hidden, but depending on the areas you would like treated, some scars may be visible.
When Will I be Able to Return to Work After My Body and Thigh Lift
You may be are able to return to work two weeks after this surgery, depending on the nature of your job. This time can vary depending on your specific procedure and how many areas of the body will be treated.
Can I Continue to Exercise After a Body and Thigh Lift?
Exercise is always encouraged, but it is important to wait until you are cleared to do so. Be sure to follow your specific post-op instructions provided by your body and thigh lift surgeon for optimal results.
How Should I Plan for My Body and Thigh Lift?
Before your body and thigh lift, it is important to plan ahead. Most importantly, you should stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery and avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain supplements. Since this is a large procedure, plan to have help. You will need assistance, especially to relieve you of any strenuous chores or responsibilities. Plan your meals ahead of time so you have healthy options that are ready to go or easily reheated. Set up your home so that everything you may need is close by. Drink a lot of water before and after your surgery; water helps your body to heal. Make sure that you have comfortable clothing that is loose fitting and cozy, as you will need to take it easy for a little while after this surgery. Additional preparation for your body and thigh lift procedure will be discussed during your consultation.
We know how important it is to have a healthy body that is shapely and toned. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we pride ourselves in being able to provide you with a new look and increased self-esteem. There is no reason you should be wearing pants in the Florida heat! Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We will discuss your body and thigh lift treatment plan, cost, and recovery process. If you live in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Lake Worth or other surrounding areas of South Florida, we look forward to meeting with you!