Thigh Lift in Melbourne, FL
The upper leg area can be problematic as you get older. The skin may start to sag, and you can develop pockets of fat that give your thighs a lumpy appearance. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers thigh lifts and other types of body contouring for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift gives you a firmer, more toned appearance that cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone. As we get older, our thighs are prone to developing loose skin, cellulite, and extra fat. The problems are worse for those who lose large amounts of weight. Dr. Castellon improves your thighs by removing excess fat and skin.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
No amount of diet and exercise will help with sagging skin and stubborn fat. With a thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, you:
- Feel more confident about how your legs look
- Can wear shorts, skirts and other clothing that you avoid now
- Experience less chafing and irritation caused by excess skin hanging on your thighs
How to Get a Thigh Gap
Many women want to achieve what is known as a “thigh gap,” which describes the amount of space between the thighs at the uppermost area near the groin. If you want to see if you have a thigh gap, stand in front of a mirror with your legs together. If you see space between your thighs, you have a thigh gap. Although not every woman’s natural anatomy allows for a thigh gap, a thigh lift can improve the space on some women. The gap is considered a part of having attractive and shapely legs.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
The ideal candidate for a thigh lift:
- Has unwanted fat and skin on the thighs
- Maintains a healthy weight for at least one year
- Follows a routine of proper nutrition and exercise
- Is in good health
- Has realistic expectations of the surgery
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Thigh Lift?
You should focus on exercising and eating properly as part of your day-to-day life, as these factors will be key to extending the results of the surgery. You will learn more about thigh lift surgery at your consultation with Dr. Castellon, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is known for his amazing bedside manner.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Thigh Lift?
Your thigh lift procedure is performed at a surgery center to provide you with the highest quality medical care before, during and after the surgery. Based on the extent of the surgery, you may be released the same day, or you may need to stay overnight in the hospital. When you are released, someone will need to drive you home and stay with you for a few days.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Thigh Lift?
Based on your individual needs, Dr. Castellon will perform one of the following thigh lift procedures:
- Inner thigh lift
- Mini thigh lift
- Bilateral thigh lift
- Medial thigh lift
The technique that is used affects how long you will be in surgery. We will explain your specific surgery during the consultation appointment.
What Should I Expect After My Thigh Lift?
The recovery from your thigh lift depends on the technique that is used as well as your individual anatomy. You will need to rest, limit your activities and be patient with yourself as you heal. Dr. Castellon will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
When Will I See Full Results of My Thigh Lift?
You will see improvements immediately after your thigh lift. Full results can take several months.
How Long Will the Results of a Thigh Lift Last?
With proper diet and exercise, you can enjoy the results of your thigh lift for many years. Aging and changes in weight may change your thigh shape and size. In many cases, liposuction can eliminate any unwanted pockets of fat if desired.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost in Melbourne?
Thigh lift surgery is not covered by medical insurance. We are better able to provide a cost after your consultation appointment. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your thigh lift, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
Are you a woman who wants a thigh gap? Do you have excess skin hanging on your thighs after losing weight? If this sounds like you, a thigh lift might be right for you. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers thigh lift surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.