Body Lift / Thigh Lift
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Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s extensive training and commitment to continuing education allow him to offer an array of body contouring procedures, including thigh lift and body lift in his San Diego office. He performs these procedures for patients who desire to remove excess skin and fatty tissue deposits from their thighs. Excess tissue is a common side effect of massive weight loss, stresses of pregnancy or aging.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift is a procedure during which skin and subcutaneous tissue are removed from either the medial (inside) thigh or around the entire thigh. This procedure is used in cases which liposuction would not be enough to achieve a satisfactory result. Thigh lift candidates usually have either lax skin with stretch marks, considerable cellulite or excess skin.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?
Thigh Lift patients in San Diego can expect the cost of their thigh lift to cost between $16000 – $20000 with Dr. Chasan. Due to the variability of cases, some thigh lift procedures are priced higher depending on the level of surgical complexity.
Body and Thigh Lift Treatment & Technique
Every woman’s body type is different, but all body types have problem areas where they carry excess weight. Often, that weight gain can become a serious health risk, prompting them to take action, either with diet and exercise or bariatric surgery.
A body lift procedure typically affects the belly area, the buttocks, and thighs. The overall goal is to remove skin and fat, tighten sagging musculature and sculpt the thigh lines. This procedure is particularly helpful for clients who have had dramatic changes in weight or body shifts resulting from age or childbirth.
Though the procedure is considered cosmetic, for some patients, excess skin can trap moisture. This trapped moisture can be subject to fungal infection and cause difficulty in wearing certain types of clothing.
Whatever the reason, a body lift can be an all-encompassing makeover that will change the way a patient feels about their body.
Dr. Paul Chasan, M.D., F.A.C.S, is a leading plastic surgeon who champions women right to build confidence and self-esteem by creating their best body image.
A body lift will rid women of loose, hanging skin, stretch marks, and lumpy thighs. No more rashes, fungal infections or body odors – just a more youthful, toned look and feel for you and your skin.
There’s no reason to settle when you can have a safe and straightforward procedure under the care of an experienced physician.
If you’re interested in a lower body lift, please call Dr. Chasan’s office at 858.450.1555 to set an appointment to discuss the procedure.
What You Can Expect
A body lift is sometimes called a lipectomy because the incision circles the waist just above the hip. Not only does the doctor remove excess skin, but the overall effect is also to lift and alleviate any sagging musculature. This procedure can be particularly helpful after a period of significant weight loss.
A body lift can include a reshaping of the belly, the pubic area, upper back, buttocks, and thighs. Depending on the needs of the patient, the procedure may be performed after a liposuction procedure.
Though when lifting the thigh, there may be some removal of fatty tissue – these procedures are not specifically for removing fat. In fact, they are more effective when fat is already dispersed. A body lift is about removing excess skin, then tucking, tightening and lifting.
The overall goal is to create a more youthful, toned silhouette by responding to dramatic changes in body shape resulting from aging or fluctuations in weight.
Body-Thigh Lift Procedure
The first step in the process is to meet with Dr. Chasan and his medical team. He maintains a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Del Mar California, between San Diego and La Jolla. The elegant, soothing space offers privacy and client comfort in a fully staffed medical office, with dedicated surgical registered nurses and board-certified anesthesiologists.
Your initial consultation involves providing your medical history, any medications or supplements you take, and tobacco use. Please make the doctor aware if you have any issues with bleeding or are taking blood thinners.
The doctor will explain how the procedure is done and what you can expect. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. The surgery requires general anesthesia, so please plan on having someone drive you home from your procedure.
Please wear or bring loose, comfortable clothing for after the surgery — no thong underwear or anything that might create pressure.
We’ll provide you with pre-op instructions and schedule your surgery.
There are multiple components to this procedure, depending on the specific areas that need attention. Before surgery, the doctor will meet with you to draw out the lines for incisions.
Typically, the markings encircle the waist and buttocks – almost along the lines of a bathing suit bottom or hip slung underpants. The thigh lift doesn’t usually require those lines. There are only two approaches to that piece of the procedure, whether the incisions are made on the inner or outer thigh.
Once the patient is in the surgical suite and adequately sedated, the doctor will begin the procedure.
The doctor opens the skin along the earlier incision lines. This incision will allow Dr. Chasan to make adjustments to the abdomen, buttocks, pubic area, and hips.
The excess skin is removed as well as some fatty tissue. Then the doctor will reposition tissue and musculature and secure them with sutures. At that point, the skin will be pulled to cover the newly aligned tissue.
Doctor Chasan will make the incision, most typically in the crease where the thigh meets the groin, or from the groin down the inner thigh. This incision allows the doctor to remove subcutaneous tissue – a medical term for the innermost layer of skin. The subcutaneous tissue is made up of fat and connective tissues and varies in thickness from person to person.
Once the tissue removal is complete, the excess skin is incised and removed. Then the remaining skin is pulled up and tightened around the new contours of the thigh.
If necessary, Dr. Chasan may insert small temporary tubes as drains and avoid fluid buildup.
Once all the incisions are closed, the patient is sent to recovery to awaken naturally from sedation.
Expect that there be swelling and discomfort. The doctor will provide any necessary prescriptions for pain management. You should anticipate a minimum of a week off from work, more if your work involves heavy lifting or strenuous activities.
All the incisions will be well bandaged, but depending on the scope of the body lift, the doctor may require a compression garment. It is critical for the healing process that you protect the incision areas from pressure and abrasion.
You will be provided with detailed instructions on how to manage your recovery process at home. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Chasan will be scheduled for a few days from your procedure. Following the guidance provided by our medical staff is the best way to get yourself back to normal activities.
The positive impact of your body lift and thigh lift will be almost immediately apparent – a more sculpted lower body, with more youthful-looking skin and a sleek, proportional silhouette.
Dr. Chasan and his team will be happy to answer any questions you have. Call our office at 858.450.1555