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Thigh Lift Surgery In Mishawaka

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Thigh lift surgery, also called thighplasty, involves removing excess fat and sagging skin along the groin and inner thigh.

This procedure reshapes the thighs and lower body in ways other procedures, diet and exercise can’t.

A thigh lift at our Mishawaka clinic is ideal for patients in the Elkhart and South Bend areas who want to smooth and tighten areas that may have become deflated due to significant weight loss.

A thigh lift can be the final step in your personal transformation. The average cost ranges from $7,500 to $8,500.

Get the confidence you deserve! Schedule your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at The Centre, P.C. today!

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Thigh lift surgery can give you beautifully contoured thighs and a well-proportioned lower body.

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight and your thighs are deflated or suffer from loose or sagging skin, a thigh lift can be a dramatic step forward in your personal transformation.

Step out in a swimsuit with the confidence you deserve! 

Schedule your consultation about thigh lift surgery with a board-certified plastic surgeon at The Centre P.C. in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I Good Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery?

If you’re at or close to your ideal body weight but struggling to achieve proportionate contours of the thighs and lower body, you might be a good candidate for thigh lift surgery.

Ideal candidates are at a stable weight but may have lost a significant amount of weight resulting in soft or sagging tissue along the inner or outer thighs.

Patients dedicated to a healthy lifestyle are commonly good patients for this procedure. Thigh lift candidates don’t smoke, are in good general health and have realistic goals about their surgery.

What Happens During the Procedure?

Patients are administered medications and anesthesia for comfort throughout the procedure—patients are asleep for the duration of thigh lift surgery at our comfortable Mishawaka clinic.

Next, your South Bend surgeon will make an incision in the groin area which may extend along the inner thigh to the knee. Depending on the patient, the outer thigh may require an incision along the groin and around the hip area. Loose and sagging skin is carefully removed. Liposuction is sometimes used to reshape the thighs and lower body.

Next, deep sutures are placed within underlying tissues to help support the new shape and contour of the thighs. Sutures, skin adhesive, or clips are used to close skin incisions.

Finally, bandages will be applied to incision areas. In some cases, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to allow fluids and blood to drain.

What’s Recovery Like for Thigh Lift Surgery?

Most thigh lifts are outpatient procedures—patients can typically go home with a caregiver a few hours after the surgery.

Incision areas will be tight and tender for several days—swelling is to be expected. Patients will wear a compression garment to control swelling and bruising. Your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe medications to control pain and discomfort.

Patients will be given specific instruction regarding the care of their bandages and incisions as well as a medication schedule.

Patients should get plenty of rest during the first week after surgery. Walking is encouraged to reduce the chances of blood clot; however, strenuous activities should be avoided to ensure incision sites remain clean, dry, and allowed time to heal.

Patients should rest and sleep with their legs slightly bent at the knee to reduce pressure on incision sites.

Patients must avoid smoking, alcohol, strenuous exercise, sexual activity, squatting, and bending until advised otherwise.

Recovery from a thigh lift can take longer than other cosmetic procedures. Depending on the patient, a thigh lift procedure requires four to six weeks of recovery before normal activities may resume.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently Board-Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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