Thigh Lift Washington, DC – Maryland - Virginia
People tend to be self-conscious about the size and appearance of their thighs. Major changes in weight can lead to the buildup of loose sagging thigh skin and pockets of stubborn fat. These two issues combined can give the thighs a lumpy and unattractive appearance and can ruin the natural contours of the thighs, which has a negative effect on the appearance of your entire figure.
In cases where the appearance of the thighs is being ruined by loose skin and stubborn pockets of excess fat, surgical options like a thigh lift are often the best choice for improving their appearance. Dr. Pittman can tighten, reshape, and enhance the appearance of your thighs through surgery as a way to help you feel comfortable with the appearance of your body.
Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?
A thigh lift is an excellent option for addressing moderate to severe aesthetic issues with the thighs. The main focus of the procedure is to remove excess skin and fat from the thighs to help reduce the appearance of:
- Dimpled skin
- Large wrinkles and folds
- Excess bulk around the thighs
- Moderate to severe skin sagging
Ideal candidates for a thigh lift are people in good overall health who have struggled to improve the appearance of their thighs using traditional methods like dieting and exercise. Good candidates may have strong toned thigh muscles that are being covered up by the presence of loose skin and excess fat.
If you are interested in getting a thigh lift, it is best that you be close to or at your ideal body weight. A thigh lift is not a weight-loss procedure. The fat and/or skin removed during a thigh lift is done to slim down the thighs, enhance their contours, and improve their overall shape. You will not be able to attain your ideal results if there is too much fat on your thighs.
Recovering from Your Thigh Lift
Since the procedure requires the use of incisions and can be strenuous on the body, it is recommended that you prepare to take two to three weeks off of work to recover from your thigh lift.
Swelling, bruising, pain, and discomfort are to be expected but can be easily managed using medication. You may also need to wear a post-surgical compression garment in order to manage the swelling. Most patients have surgical drains for about five days following the procedure.
Once the incisions have healed, light walking is encouraged. It can take four to six weeks to fully heal from your thigh lift. During this period, follow-up visits will be conducted to make sure the recovery is going smoothly.
Pricing and Financing
Pricing for a thigh lift varies due to a number of factors. These include the amount of time it will take to perform the procedure safely, the requirements and desires of the patient, and whether liposuction will need to be used for excess fat removal.
We offer financing options through Care Credit. Patients can apply for Care Credit financing by clicking here.
To find out more about pricing and financing and to discuss your specific needs, please call to speak with Leeanne, our Patient Care Coordinator, at 202.810.7700.
Discover the Difference Today
If you want to be able to feel comfortable in a bikini, shorts, or anything else you want to wear, contact PittmanMD Advanced Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation. Dr. Pittman is dedicated to providing all of our patients with personalized care and natural-looking results that fully satisfy their aesthetic needs.
2440 M Street Northwest,
Washington, D.C. 20037