Dr. Carol Wray performs thigh lifts on patients in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas including Salem, Blacksburg, Lynchburg and West Virginia, who desire shapelier, slimmer legs.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a procedure that removes fat and excess skin from the thighs in order to tighten the skin and enhance the contour of the legs. For those who have experienced dramatic weight loss and have sagging inner thigh skin, thigh lifts are an excellent body contouring option.
Possible Benefits of a Thigh Lift
With a thigh lift, patients may benefit from the following:
- Ability to wear more stylish, fitted clothing with confidence
- Improvement in the look of the legs
- Removal of excess skin from inner thighs
- Increased comfort from a lack of skin rubbing in the inner thighs
To help you get a better look of how a thigh lift might benefit you, please view some of our thigh lift before and after photographs. Your actual results may vary.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
An incision is made in the groin and sometimes coming down the inner leg for an inner thigh lift, and around the buttocks for an upper thigh lift. The excess skin and tissue is removed and the incisions are closed. The procedure is done in an ambulatory surgery center.
Preparing for a Thigh Lift
Dr. Wray will review the procedure and post-operative care with you during your preoperative visit . You may be required to do the following:
- Medical evaluation and lab testing
- Stop smoking and the use of all nicotine products at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Quit taking any aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamins and herbal supplements at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Take certain medications required for the surgery
- Adjust current medications
- Arrange for transportation and someone to stay with you for about 24 hours following surgery
Thigh Lift Recovery
Immediately following the procedure, you will be fitted with a compression garment to minimize swelling and compress skin to conform to the new shape. We encourage you to be up and moving right after surgery to help prevent blood clots from forming in the legs. We recommend no strenuous activity for at least 4 to 6 weeks so that the legs can properly heal.
Patients usually begin to see results immediately following surgery, especially when a significant amount of skin is removed. Over the few weeks following surgery, the true results will become very noticeable as swelling subsides and the incisions heal. Within four to six weeks, legs are visibly more contoured and are ready for normal activities.
How much does a Thigh Lift cost?
A thigh lift varies in cost from patient to patient depending on the areas to be treated and the extent of the procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Wray, we will discuss the procedures to achieve your goals, as well as the cost involved. We accept cash, and major credit cards including VISA®, MasterCard® and Discover® as well as offer financing options through CareCredit®. It is important to note full payment is required prior to cosmetic procedures.
Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?
If you have sagging skin in your thighs from a significant weight loss, age or even genetics, a thigh lift might be the ideal procedure to get rid of it. It is important to note that, as with most cosmetic surgery, optimum results occur with patients who are at a healthy weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle but simply have an issue with skin that has lost its elasticity.
“Dr. Wray has always been very professional and helpful. Her knowledge is remarkable. This is the second major procedure I have had done with Dr. Wray and I am, at this point, extremely pleased. I have recommended her and would absolutely recommend her again.”
Why Choose Dr. Wray?
Dr. Wray is well versed in the latest technological advances, ensuring that patients get the quality and personalized care they deserve.
- Over 25 years of experience performing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures
- The only female board-certified plastic surgeon in the Roanoke Valley area
- Thoroughly answers questions and designs personalized treatment plans
- Experienced and caring staff makes patients feel welcome and comfortable
What Should I Expect from My Consultation?
Following an evaluation of your medical history and physical exam, Dr. Wray will address your concerns and goals as well as answer all your questions. Your satisfaction is a top priority, and her goal is to make sure you are educated about options and possible procedures.
Dr.Carol Wray is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and offers aesthetic plastic surgery and other in-office nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the residents in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas including Salem, Blacksburg, Lynchburg and West Virginia. Please contact us to schedule your consultation.