If you want to restore the shape and appearance of your body after massive weight loss, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Soler in his Tampa office. Dr. Soler offers body and thigh lift surgery to patients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and other areas of Southwest FL.
What is a body and thigh lift?
A body and thigh lift is a surgical procedure performed to remove the loose skin you can’t diet or exercise away, and is typically performed on patients after major weight loss. These lifts will improve the shape and tone of your body and help you regain your figure. After you lose a significant amount of weight, it can be difficult to embrace your new body, or find clothes that fit properly when you are dealing with excess skin and tissue. Dr. Soler has helped countless patients not only look great, but feel great again in their new body with upper and lower body lifts and inner and outer thigh lifts.
- Upper and lower body lift – Benefits patients who have had dramatic weight loss and have excess skin in the belly region or in the chest, waist or arms.
- Inner and outer thigh lift – Addresses sagging skin on the thighs. Often a thigh lift is best for patients who find their upper legs are resistant to diet and exercise.
Is a body and thigh lift right for me?
Body and thigh lift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and a very personal choice for you. Typically this procedure is done after massive weight loss and is performed to remove excess skin and return definition and body contour. Before deciding on this type of surgery, you need to evaluate your overall health. Good candidates for a body and thigh lift should wait approximately 2 years following the start of any massive weight loss program. You should be at a stable and desired weight prior to this surgery. If you are ready to take this step and want to look and feel your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Soler to review your surgery options and discuss whether multiple surgeries in one session is right for you.
What is the recovery process for a body and thigh lift?
Post surgery, the patient may wear a compression garment if they have a procedure that warrants this. Compression garments are long elastic support girdles and are used for reduction of the swelling and to assist with tightening of the skin. With smaller surgeries, the initial discomfort can be controlled with oral medication. For larger surgeries, it is essential to spend one or two nights at a hospital or nursing facility. This ensures any intravenous catheters or pain injections can be easily administered. It takes about a month for the swelling and bruising to subside. Typically you can resume strenuous activities within about six weeks and all symptoms are mostly gone within four to six weeks.
Any risks or individual suitability of body and thigh lift surgery options must be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during the consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, major complications are rarely seen in a body and thigh lift. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery. If you are considering a body and thigh lift, give our Tampa office a call today to set up a consultation. Dr. Soler’s office is conveniently located just 22 miles from Wesley Chapel and Palm Harbor, FL.
How to get a thigh gap?
The media has turned a “thigh gap” into a sign of attractiveness. A thigh gap refers to a space between your legs when you stand up straight. Thigh gaps are not necessarily typical or natural and not every body type is susceptible to a thigh gap. If you seek a thigh gap, Dr. Soler will discuss your surgical options and the likely outcome based on your health and body type.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule your body and thigh lift consultation today
Dr. Soler focuses on individualized care for each patient. If you are seeking a body and thigh lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our office serves all of Southwest Florida, including the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas and is conveniently located just outside of downtown Tampa.