Thigh Lift in Biloxi, MS
Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon in Biloxi, MS, performs thigh lift surgery on people living in and around Mobile, Ocean Springs, Gulfport and the surrounding communities of Mississippi who have excess, sagging skin from age or significant weight loss.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a plastic surgery procedure performed to remove excess skin that hangs following a significant weight loss or excess fat that is not affected by diet. Even fit people who want a thigh gap for a more contoured physique undergo thigh lifts.
The Best Candidates for A Thigh Lift
The best candidates for a thigh lift are people who have undergone significant weight loss and want to get rid of excess skin that has lost its elasticity. The thighs are one of the hardest areas to showcase the hard work and efforts from losing weight or working hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important for those undergoing a thigh lift to have realistic attitudes of the outcomes and an understanding of the importance of maintaining an exercise regimen and nutrition program.
How to Get a Thigh Gap
The ultimate feature of great thighs is the elusive thigh gap. While some naturally have a gap between the upper thighs, others work hard to achieve it with little to no success. A thigh lift can create a thigh gap.
Planning Your Thigh Lift Surgery
If you are considering a thigh lift, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Diaz. After talking with you about the look you want to achieve, he evaluates your thighs as well as your medical history and overall health to determine if a thigh lift is the best option. From there, he works with you in the planning of your thigh lift surgery.
Preparing for Your Thigh Lift Surgery
Once you meet and schedule your thigh lift, you receive a list of detailed instructions for preparing for your thigh lift surgery. This typically involves having an overall health check-up and bloodwork to ensure you are healthy enough for the surgery and avoiding medications and supplements that thin the blood. You can discuss the entire preparation for surgery during your consultation.
Types of Anesthesia
Thigh lifts may be performed under general anesthesia or local with sedation. Dr. Diaz makes the determination based on the extent of the surgery and the time it may take to perform.
General anesthesia. General anesthesia puts people into an unconscious state for a period of time during the surgery. They feel nothing. Medications are given intravenously and through inhalation. This type of anesthesia is used for more invasive procedures that take time.
Local with sedation. Local anesthesia with sedation uses a medicine that numbs the area to be treated. This is typically a smaller area and one that is used for surgeries that are shorter in duration. A sedative is also given to make people more comfortable and even let them sleep during the surgery. This type of anesthesia is more commonly called twilight sleep.
The Thigh Lift Procedure
During a thigh lift procedure, an incision is made in the area where the inner thigh and the pubic area connect. This area is ideal so that the excess skin and fat can easily be excised leaving the incision and scar barely noticeable. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes one to three hours depending on the extent of the surgery.
After Your Thigh Lift Surgery
Once the surgery is complete, drains are placed at the incision sites to drain fluid and blood that tend to collect following surgeries. To ease any discomfort, Dr. Diaz prescribes pain medication to take for the first few days. Most patients must take about a week off work to allow the body to heal, longer if other procedures are performed in conjunction with a thigh lift. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting must be avoided for several weeks.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost in Mississippi?
The cost of a thigh lift varies with each procedure based on the procedure and whether it is combined with other procedures. During your consultation, we review the costs as well as our payment options, including cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. We also offer financing options through CareCredit®.
Getting Back to Normal Following Your Thigh Lift
Most people return to light work starting a week after their surgery. As the healing progresses, the swelling and bruising subside. There may be some scarring that subsides with time and are well hidden as they are usually covered by clothing.
Your New Look
It may take several months to see the full results of a thigh lift. Once recovery is over, and the thighs look like you want, you must maintain a regular exercise regimen and nutritional plan. Your thighs will look unbelievable especially as the gap in the thighs gets larger.
If you live in or around Mobile, Ocean Springs, Gulfport and the surrounding communities of Mississippi and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a thigh lift, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.
Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
936 Tommy Munro Dr.
Biloxi, MS 39532