Body and Thigh Lift

Dr. Ress of liv Plastic Surgery offers a variety of plastic surgery procedures for men and women looking to reshape their physique. After massive weight loss, it is common to seek a body or thigh lift to help remove and tighten the excess skin.

We are here to help! Located in Boca Raton, Dr. Ress serves patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Dr. Ress is here to provide you with natural-looking results that will restore your confidence and make you feel and look your best. His focus is to provide every patient with the most technologically advanced methods and superior quality care.

What is Body and Thigh Lift Surgery?

Weight loss is an incredible achievement and we know that it is not an easy feat. We also know that this incredible accomplishment may only be the first step in your journey to regain your health and desired appearance. If you have undergone significant weight loss, you still may feel uneasy about showcasing your new slimmer physique due to excess hanging skin and pockets of residual fat. We are here to help you through body and thigh lift surgery. Rid yourself of this extra burden and reveal a leaner, smoother and more tightly contoured you.

Body and thigh lifts are beneficial, not only for aesthetic purposes but also physically and emotionally. Baggy, loose or excess skin can rub and chafe, creating areas of redness, rashes or even blistering. Removing extra skin will not only help you feel better and look better in your new clothing, it will save you from a lot of physical irritation.

A body lift is performed on several areas of the body (depending on your needs). Areas can include:

  • Abdominal area
  • Breasts
  • Flanks
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

Body lifts not only remove excess skin but can be combined with liposuction for additional fat reduction. A thigh lift is performed on only the thighs but can include:

  • The inner thigh
  • The outer thigh
  • The thigh’s circumference
  • The upper portion of the inner thigh only

What Are the Benefits of Body and Thigh Lift Surgery?

  • Creates a better shape to your body
  • Reduces excess skin and fat pockets
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Fit into clothes better
  • Feel more satisfied with your figure after weight loss
  • Increase in energy and activity levels
  • Reduces irritation of hanging skin

How is Body and Thigh Lift Surgery Performed?

A body and thigh lift is a very large procedure and will be performed differently depending on each patient’s needs. The procedure can take up to six hours, depending on the amount of areas chosen to treat. It is performed under either IV sedation or general anesthesia. A body and thigh lift is performed by first removing the excess skin, then liposuction may be performed to reduce fat pockets and finally the remaining skin is pulled tightly and sutured together. Dr. Ress will discuss your treatment with you at the time of your consultation to ensure that you are fully informed of the procedure plan.

Who is a Candidate for Body and Thigh Lift Surgery?

You are likely a candidate for body and thigh lift surgery if you:

  • Are unhappy with the excess skin left as a consequence of massive weight loss
  • Are near or at a stable and healthy weight
  • Are in good health
  • Want to fit better in clothing

What is the Recovery Time for Body and Thigh Lift Surgery?

A rule of thumb for recovery time is, the larger the surgery, the longer the recovery. If you are having surgery on several areas of your body, you will need to plan for a longer recovery. This may also mean that you experience slightly longer post-surgery tenderness. You will be prescribed pain medication to help with any post-surgery discomfort. Dr. Ress is not only focused on great results but also on patient comfort. He will closely monitor your pain and your healing during post-surgery follow up appointments. You may experience some swelling or light bruising after you procedure; this is normal and will subside in a couple of weeks. Dr. Ress recommends that you take at least a week to recover before returning to work or your daily activities. Dr. Ress will guide you on the appropriate time to return to more strenuous activities or heavy lifting.

How Do I Get a Thigh Gap?

If you are bothered by your inner thighs rubbing together when you walk or exercise, or you just want that recently popular thigh gap look, then surgery is your best option. Stubborn fat on the inner thigh may be nearly impossible to diet or exercise away, mainly because some women are prone to fat build up in that area. Liposuction or a thigh lift may be the best solution to achieve the toned and separated inner thighs that you have always wanted. Schedule a consultation with us and discuss your intentions. Dr. Andrew Ress and the staff a liv Plastic Surgery will create, nourish, and sustain the body you desire.

Where Do I Start?

Your journey towards a new you starts with a simple phone call. Contact us during our convenient office hours and we will promptly schedule a consultation with you to discuss your needs. Surgery of any kind is a big decision both financially and emotionally. Dr. Ress is the best judge of how to provide you with the results that you desire. A consultation with him will help you create realistic options and expectations, and he will guide you through making this investment in yourself.

How Much Does Body and Thigh Lift Surgery Cost?

Body and thigh lift surgery is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by insurance. The cost of your body and thigh lift surgery will depend on your unique situation. It is important to understand that your case is unique and your treatment plan will be designed specifically to you, therefore, the cost will be determined after your needs are assessed. During the consultation, Dr. Ress will review with you all your options, so there is never a financial surprise. We believe that an investment in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. We offer financing so you can achieve your aesthetic goals both physically and financially.

Dr. Ress of liv Plastic Surgery is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and has performed countless successful body and thigh lift surgeries. His reputation in South Florida is exceptional. Dr. Ress has practiced in Boca Raton for 20 years serving patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start the path to having the body you’ve always wanted.