Thigh Lift in New Orleans, LA

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What is a thigh lift?

Losing weight is a great accomplishment for any individual. In some cases, people who reach their goal weight sometimes need one additional step to finalize their body transformation. Based on the amount of time you were overweight and how much of that weight you lost, excess skin may be an added issue if the skin wasn't able to mold to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs are particularly areas of concern for most patients. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark W. Stalder offers surgical thigh lifts (known as thighplasty) at Stalder Plastic Surgery, which removes excess skin on the outer or inner thighs to reveal a more contoured, tighter look. Thighplasty surgery has risen in popularity since it can give natural results for patients who don't want hanging skin on the thighs.

What Happens During a Thigh Lift?

For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is commonly administered to the patient. An incision is placed close to the upper area of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh attaches to the torso. This incision usually continues along the midpoint of the thigh. This permits enough room to use liposuction (if needed) to eliminate isolated pockets of fat and to trim away all excess skin at the top of the thigh area. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is tight and secured with sutures. In specific patients, an incision may be made in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of skin and tissue being addressed. Thigh lift surgery at Stalder Plastic Surgery reshapes the complete thigh area for a shapelier, tighter, more contoured look.

Thigh lift surgery takes around 2 – 3 hours to complete. Once the surgery is over, you will be monitored and assessed before you are sent home to begin your recovery. There is typically bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and slowly walking around, which is recommended for better blood circulation and speedier healing. The total recovery time usually takes about 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions given by Dr. Stalder will help your surgical incision to heal properly. Even though patients will have some scarring, the new contour and shape of your thighs can help you regain your self-confidence, and you can show off your legs with pride.

Get Tighter, Toned Thighs

If you have sagging skin on your inner or outer thighs that creates embarrassment or anxiety, we invite you to contact Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA to learn more about thighplasty. It is typical for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with one or more body contouring procedures, especially ones that treat nearby areas, such as stomach surgery or a lift for the lower body, depending on your unique goals. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Stalder to get the slimmer appearance you want.

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From the day I met Dr Stalder he always asked me what I wanted rather than force anything on me. I trusted the process from the start and in the course of a year, the work done to my body is unbelievable. The more I heal the more beautiful everything is. From him to his 5 star staff, they are truly some wonderful people. My breasts look amazing!!! I still can’t believe how it all came together! Anytime I had a question him and his team were there to provide the answers almost in the blink of an eye! I am so honored to have worked with Dr Stalder and his team. I will never forget you all as I continue on with my life. You all were a special part of my breast cancer journey. Waking up to Abby checking on me also warmed my heart. She’s such a sweetheart ! I love you all and pray you continue to do an amazing job with individuals dealing with cancer. You have restored my dignity and helped me to love myself again.

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I have fully recovered from my Diep flap procedure and reconstructive surgery from Dr. Stalder. I could not be happier with the outcome! Initially I was nervous to go thru the surgery because my situation was a little different. I had a prophylactic mastectomy with implants about 10 years ago and after multiple implant replacement surgeries due to issues, I also had a breast implant associated lymphoma scare. I was recommended to and sought consult with Dr. Mark Stalder. Dr. Stalder was able to resolve ALL of my issues! I couldn't be happier and really have appreciated Dr. Stalder and his amazing Team, Jess and Abby! Not only do my breasts look and feel amazing, the areas where tissues was harvested also look amazing, a nice little perk :) Thank you Dr. Stalder, Abby and Jess for everything you have done for me! Tessa

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I had considered having a rhinoplasty for several years but was nervous that I would come out looking like a completely different person. Additionally, I had a severely damaged septum making it difficult to breathe through one side of my nose. After meeting with Dr. Stalder and the exceptional team at Stalder Plastic Surgery I was convinced that I would be in capable hands. Dr. Stalder took the time to listen to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I am currently 6 weeks post op and I could not be happier! Dr. Stalder made the changes that I had wanted for so long while maintaining the integrity of my nose. The subtle changes didn't make me look like a different person but rather a better version of myself! I am thrilled with the results and would absolutely recommend Dr. Stalder and Stalder Plastic Surgery for all of your needs and especially if you are considering surgery. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, you should absolutely meet with Dr. Stalder. Currently I receive Botox at Stalder Plastic Surgery and I am always pleased with the very natural looking results. The office is stunning and the staff are kind and helpful. While I am not ready for anything else right now, I know that I will not trust anyone else but Dr. Stalder for my future aesthetic needs.

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I was so nervous in the beginning because of what I was going through but Dr Stalder and his team made this process so much better and I thank and appreciate you guys so much God bless ❤️

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I had Botox done by Dr Stalder and it has been the best Botox I’ve ever received. I’ve been to plenty of different kind of providers for Botox but Dr Stalder did the best I’ve ever had. He’s professional but also easy going and easy to talk to about what you’re looking for. Jess and the rest of the staff are great at taking care of you to help you get the appointment that works best for you and making sure you are happy with your results. I’m looking forward to more treatments here at Stalder Plastic Surgery!

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