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Thighplasty for Excess Fat Deposits, Loose Skin, Weak Muscles and Stretch Marks  

It is quite common for people who have lost quite a bit of weight, such as a person who has been on a very effective diet program or those who have had gastric bypass surgery to have excess skin that hangs around the thighs.  People may also experience this same problem because of the effects of gravity and age.  The thighplasty procedure contours skin in the thigh area that is saggy and dimpled and lifts it to provide a more pleasing look.  The thigh is reshaped, excess fat and skin are removed and the thigh ends up with a more toned appearance that is more attractive.

Thighplasty Procedure

Most patients will have a thighplasty in an outpatient facility and the anesthesia used is usually general anesthesia.  Prior to the procedure, the surgeon and patient will work together to determine the actual design of the incisions to best meet the patient’s needs. Small incisions that go from the buttock crease to the anterior part of the thigh crease are usually the pattern used.  The excess skin and any excess fat are removed and the incision is closed up with sutures.  This procedure is often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures suth as a buttock lift.  However, if additional procedures like that are combined with the thighplasty, the incisions may be longer and it will take a longer time under the surgeon’s knife.  As you consult with your plastic surgeon, be sure to ask questions about the procedure and how it can meet your needs.

Thighplasty Contraindications

People who have serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, clinically diagnosed obesity or blood clotting disorders should not have a thighplasty procedure.

Thighplasty Price

As with most cosmetic procedures, insurance generally does not cover a thighplasty.  The national average for this procedure is from $4429 to $4829.  Items included in the cost are the cost of the surgical facility, the surgeon’s fees, costs for the anesthesiologist and the anesthesia, and any medical tests that may be needed.  .

Thighplasty Complications

Every surgical procedure has the inherent possibility of complications such as allergic reactions to the anesthetic, excessive bleeding, or excessive scarring.  Some of the complications that accompany a thighplasty are temporary swelling, numbness, bruising, or discomfort, which usually dissipate within a few days.  If the sutured area has problems with healing, improper or poor healing can cause additional issues such as excessive scarring or problems with skin layers separating at the points of suture.  Patients may also experience hematoma or a seroma, accumulation of fluids, a rare occurrence. If you experience serious adverse effects or painful symptoms, your Physician will prescribe you an appropriate treatment to fight against these health issues.