Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift in Baton Rouge, LA

The thighs are one of the most problematic areas for most women. . Most women would agree that sometimes fitness and weight loss efforts aren’t enough to get those slimmer and sculpted legs they see on social media and magazines. Women’s bodies tend to accumulate fat in the hips and thighs. Most patients find it difficult to exercise or diet this fat tissue away. For this reason, more and more women are turning to plastic surgery to get firmer and more youthful-looking legs.

Through a thigh lift, Dr. Daugherty can remodel and reshape your legs, helping you obtain thighs that look more attractive, toned, and slender. This surgical procedure has helped countless women improve their body figures and recover their self-esteem—an ideal combination to stand out in bikini season!

What is Thigh Lift Surgery?

A thigh lift, technically known as thighplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to remove excess skin and fat tissue from the inner and/or outer thighs. Liposuction is effective when the amount of tissue removed is not too significant and has a limited effect on the excess skin. Thigh lifts are more for patients who already have excess skin after massive weight loss.  Another great candidate for thigh lift is a patient who has aging skin and excess fat.  Once the fat is removed with liposuction, the skin may not tighten as much as we would like, so thigh lift surgically removes and tightens the excess skin.


Types of Thigh Lift

According to the area of the thighs treated, Dr. Daugherty uses different surgical techniques:

  • Medial (Inner) Thigh Lift—The inner thigh lift is the most popular type of thigh lift. It targets sagging skin in the medial side of the legs, so the incision is usually made from the groin down toward your knees.
  • Mini Thigh Lift—A mini thigh lift is similar to an inner thigh lift, but it only addresses the upper part of the inner thighs. This procedure requires a smaller incision, as it only involves the groin area.


What to Expect from a Thigh Lift Procedure

A thigh lift is an outpatient surgical procedure. Once you have met with Dr. Daugherty and decided on surgery,  you will visit our facilities in Baton Rouge and go home the same day. Most thigh lifts are completed in about two to three hours, but some complex cases may take longer. General anesthesia is used for this procedure.

Once the surgery is complete, you will leave the OR with drainage tubes placed in the surgical area and a compression garment. You will need to stay a few hours in our recovery area to be monitored by our team. When our team discharges you, you will be ready to go home. We recommend having a friend or family member by your side to take you home and stay with you, ideally overnight.

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Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

How to Sit after Thigh Lift

No matter the type of thigh lift you undergo, you must stay home for a few weeks after surgery. It is essential to take it easy during recovery as your body needs time to heal. But besides resting, it is critical to follow the post-op instructions Dr. Daugherty and her team will give you after surgery. As in any other surgical recovery, you need to take some time off work and forget about strenuous physical activity for some weeks.

Thigh Lift Before and After

At Daugherty Plastic Surgery, we believe a picture is worth more than a thousand words. We want patients to check real results and see for themselves how amazing these transformations can be. That is why we compiled some cases in our gallery so that you can picture how you could benefit from thigh lift surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Daugherty as my Thigh Lift Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who strives to deliver the best possible care. She listens carefully to her patients’ concerns and works closely with them to create an individualized treatment path to achieve their health and cosmetic goals. Dr. Daugherty has vast experience in body and facial cosmetic procedures and is constantly updated with the latest trends in the field. Schedule a consultation to meet Dr. Daugherty and leave your body aesthetics in expert hands!

Thigh Lift Near Me

Do you want to learn more about this procedure? Please, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best Thigh Lift providers in Baton Rouge! Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today!


Thigh Lift in Baton Rouge, LA

The cost of a thigh lift in Baton Rouge, LA varies. The actual cost depends upon factors such as surgical techniques used during the procedure. After your initial consultation, Dr. Daugherty and our team outline a personalized cost estimate for your thigh lift. This helps you plan for your thigh lift without any surprises.

Liposuction physically removes hard-to-lose fat from different areas of your body, including your thighs. A thigh lift removes excess skin that occurs due to excessive weight loss, aging, or poor skin elasticity after liposuction. In some cases, liposuction and thigh lift are performed as a combination treatment to eliminate excessive fat and loose skin from the thighs.

After your thigh lift, you may need to take at least 2 weeks off work. The actual recovery period varies from person to person. By observing your pace of recovery during your follow-up appointments, Dr. Daugherty can help determine when you can safely return to work. This break period is also influenced by the nature of your work. If you perform a desk job, you may return to work sooner, but if your work involves physical exertion, you may need more time off to recover.

While you might see noticeable changes across your thighs in 6-8 weeks, some residual swelling may remain across the treatment site. It may take 4-6 months for the swelling to subside completely, which is when you can clearly see the results of your thigh lift.

After your thigh lift, you will need to rest at home for 2 weeks. During this period, you may notice soreness, swelling, and bruising across the surgical site. You can take over-the-counter or prescription medications for post-surgical pain. Following aftercare instructions such as proper wound care can help with swelling and bruising. These side effects subside on their own within a few weeks. 

You can resume light activities within 2-3 weeks of your thigh lift. If your work doesn’t involve physically strenuous activities, you can also resume your professional duties by this time. Dr. Daugherty also schedules regular follow-up appointments to help you through your recovery after your thigh lift.

You can resume exercise typically 6 weeks after your thigh lift. However, this period can be different for everyone, which is why Dr. Daugherty monitors your pace of recovery with follow-up appointments and advises each individual as to how soon they can take on exercise after a thigh lift. 

You can combine your thigh lift with other body contouring procedures such a breast surgery or arm lift. After a personalized consultation, Dr. Daugherty can recommend which procedures are suitable for your aesthetic goals.

Before your thigh lift, Dr. Daugherty reviews your medical history, lifestyle, and work requirements during a personalized consultation. After your consultation, Dr. Daughtery provides you with a detailed list of preparation instructions. While these instructions may vary for each patient, they typically include suggestions such as quitting smoking and making any other lifestyle changes, stopping medications that may cause complications during the surgery, and taking enough time off of work for optimal recovery.

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