Showcase Elegant Legs

Excess skin or fat on your thighs can affect your confidence and self-esteem, particularly when wearing certain clothing or engaging in activities that reveal your legs. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, located in the Nashville metropolitan area in Franklin, TN, we understand the emotional toll these concerns can take on you, hindering otherwise fun events like days at the beach and nights out on the town. Whether due to weight loss, genetics, or aging, our expert team is dedicated to providing personalized solutions to help you achieve the elegant and sculpted legs you desire. With Dr. Higdon's extensive experience and advanced techniques in plastic surgery, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results tailored to your unique needs, restoring your confidence and allowing you to showcase your legs with pride.

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What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the thighs by removing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother contours and improved overall appearance. This procedure is commonly sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or aging-related changes that have led to sagging skin and tissue laxity in the thigh area. Thigh lifts can target various areas of the thighs, including the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both, depending on the patient's specific concerns and aesthetic goals. Precise surgical techniques excise excess skin and fat; the remaining tissue is tightened and repositioned to create a firmer, more toned appearance in the thighs.

The Benefits of a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift in Nashville & Franklin, TN by Dr. Kye Higdon offers transformative benefits for those seeking smoother, more contoured thighs. Explore the benefits of this procedure below:

Enhanced Contours

Excess skin and fat are removed, resulting in firmer, more toned thighs with improved definition and symmetry, leading to a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing lower body silhouette.

Improved Comfort

By eliminating excess skin and tissue, a thigh lift can alleviate discomfort associated with chafing, rubbing, and irritation in the thigh area, enhancing overall comfort and mobility.

Expanded Wardrobe Options

A thigh lift can open up a wider range of wardrobe choices, as patients may feel more comfortable wearing clothing styles that showcase their newly contoured thighs without concerns about excess skin or bulges.

Boosted Confidence

With the restoration of firmer, more youthful-looking thighs, patients often experience a significant boost in body image, allowing them to feel more comfortable and confident in various clothing styles and social settings.

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Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?

A thigh lift is ideal for individuals who struggle with excess skin and fat in the thigh area, often due to weight loss, aging, or genetics. Candidates may experience sagging skin, cellulite, or a lack of thigh definition despite efforts to improve through diet and exercise. These individuals may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their thighs and may experience discomfort due to skin irritation or chafing.

If you identify with these concerns and desire smoother, firmer thighs, scheduling a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, as well as serving patients from Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville, TN. is essential to determine if a thigh lift is the right solution. During your consultation, Dr. Higdon will assess your medical history and physical anatomy and discuss your concerns, goals, and procedural details, creating a customized treatment plan to achieve optimal results.

What to Expect The Thigh Lift Procedure

You can expect several key steps to achieve the desired results during a thigh lift in Nashville & Franklin, TN with Dr. Higdon. First, anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Higdon then strategically places incisions to minimize visible scarring, typically along the inner thigh, groin crease, or outer thigh. Excess skin and fat are removed through these incisions, and the remaining tissue is reshaped and tightened to create smoother, more toned contours. Often, liposuction is performed simultaneously to refine the results further. The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the extent of correction needed and whether additional procedures are combined. However, on average, a thigh lift typically takes around two to four hours to complete. The power of a thigh lift lies in its ability – when performed by an expert like Dr. Higdon – to surgically address sagging skin and localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Removing excess tissue and tightening the remaining skin reshapes and contours the thighs for a more youthful and toned appearance.

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Thigh Lift Recovery

Following a thigh lift at Higdon Plastic Surgery near Nashville, you can expect a period of downtime and recovery as your body heals. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort may be around the treated area, which can be managed with prescribed medication and wearing compression garments. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery.  It's important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting during the initial recovery phase to allow the body to heal properly.

We encourage patients to gradually increase their activity level as tolerated, starting with light walking to promote circulation and prevent blood clots. Full recovery from a thigh lift may take several weeks to months, during which time you should follow postoperative care instructions provided by our team. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor progress and address concerns. As healing progresses, you will notice improvements in the contour and appearance of your thighs, with final results becoming more apparent over time. Don't hesitate to contact the Higdon Plastic Surgery team with any questions that arise during your recovery.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, located a short drive from Nashville, we understand how insecurities about your legs affect your self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Higdon and our team are dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique concerns. With over 14 years of experience and advanced training in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Higdon is committed to delivering exceptional results using the latest techniques and innovations in plastic surgery. Our outstanding patient satisfaction scores and Dr. Higdon's numerous awards reflect our dedication to excellence and our patients' well-being. Whether you're seeking a thigh lift to achieve sleeker, more contoured thighs or rid yourself of concerns about excess skin and tissue, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, now.

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