About Thigh Lift Surgery
Losing weight is a great victory for any person, but women and men who reach their goal weight may need one more step to finish their body transformation. Depending on how long you carried the extra weight and how much weight you shedded, sagging skin may be a separate issue if the skin was not able to shrink to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs, in particular, are a place of concern for most patients. Midland, MI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. David Yonick offers thigh lift surgery (also known as thighplasty) at Yonick Plastic Surgery, which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter appearance. Thigh lift surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients fighting sagging skin on the thighs.
Thigh lift surgery is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that corrects extra skin. A thigh lift is best as an after weight loss procedure. It is typically performed on patients who have lost at least 100 pounds, although it is also popular in older women and men who are fighting sagging skin due to age, as well as with women whose body weight fluctuated due to pregnancy. If you have loose, hanging, or wrinkly skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), a thigh lift may be an option. Please bear in mind that if cellulite is your bigger issue, Dr. Yonick can suggest other procedures that may help improve the appearance of cellulite.
"Karen Yonick and staff provide amazing care! Each member of the team is friendly and inviting. I felt at ease as soon as I arrived. The Yonick team is very professional and I look forward to future appointments as a patient of the Yonick team!"- T / Office Visit / Dec 07, 2018
"Prior to choosing a facility, I researched multiple offices in Midland and Bay City. Yonick Plastic Surgery was the only facility that had a board certified plastic surgeon who owned and operated the business, all while performing many of the procedures himself. Initially I met with Dr. Yonick and his certified nurse practitioner and they both put my mind at ease. I was unsure of where to begin with my journey towards youthful skin, and they were able to provide me with multiple options, but ultimately helped me decide on the best plan based on my budget and expectations. While Dr. Yonick was extremely knowledgeable, Karen Yonick, APRN was the star of the show. Karen was flexible with my schedule, highly intelligent, and very personable. She performed all of the procedures herself and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Karen was very meticulous and took her time with me. I never felt rushed or felt like i was a burden. After my procedures Karen provided me with an inexpensive skin care regimen that takes less than than three minutes to complete. I would only trust my skin with knowledgeable, educated, experts and I found all of that and more at Yonick Plastic Surgery."- S.F. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"For the middle aged woman that wants to reverse time, doesn’t want to look “fake,” and expects professionalism, finding Yonick Plastic Surgery was like finding a diamond in a sea of rocks. Dr. Yonick and his wife, Karen treated me with professionalism and guidance while always considering cost and long term skin goals. We all want to turn back time without losing the uniqueness of our face. Their lasers and skin care treatment line are helping me achieve that look of mature youth. Often, you will have to travel to a large city to find individuals with their education, credentials, and skills. We are so lucky to have Dr. Yonick and Karen in central Michigan. They are the dynamic duo. My skin looks and feels better than it has in years."- T.J. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"I like dr Yonik’s office, I like the people, how they treat you, everything is done with a lot of professionalism. They listen, they care. They take you serious and make you feel comfortable."- ML / Office Visit / Nov 15, 2018
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Yonick. He is great. The whole staff is very impressive. Great people to work with. Dr. Yonick genuinely cares about his patients and his performance in surgery. They helped me be me. They are all wonderful."- B / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2018
During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. An incision is made around the upper area of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh and torso meet. This incision often runs down to the middle point of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if wanted) to remove isolated pockets of fat as well as to excise all loose skin at the upper thigh. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is taut and safely secured with sutures. In certain cases, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttock, depending on the amount of tissue being removed. This surgery at Yonick Plastic Surgery reshapes the whole thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.
What to Expect
A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to complete. As soon as the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home for recovery. There is commonly discomfort, bruising, and swelling during the initial recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and walking slowly, which is important for better blood circulation and faster healing. The total recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. During your healing period, at-home wound care provided Dr. Yonick will help your incision heal so it is less visible. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs may help you boost your confidence, and you can display your legs with pride.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have extra skin on your legs that causes anxiety or embarrassment when your thighs are exposed, we invite you to call Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI to learn more about surgical thigh lifts. It is typical for patients to combine this with other cosmetic procedures, especially those that treat the lower body like tummy tuck or a lower body lift, depending on your unique cosmetic goals. Schedule your consultation with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Yonick and get the toned appearance you desire.