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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Dr. Stalder and his staff are awesome very professional and compassionate. Dr. Stalder, Abby & Jess treated me like family. I am very satisfied with my surgery & reconstruction Dr. Stalder is the best.Dr. Stalder explained everything in detail and what to expect regarding my double mastectomy & reconstruction. Dr. Stalder is the best.

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I had a double mastectomy with implants at Ochsner in 2021/2022. Post-surgery, I had chronic pain and my breasts were extremely hard and deformed. I was told for months that “It will get better” or “Give it a few more months”; however, the pain and discomfort never went away and I felt dismissed and unheard from my treatment team at Ochsner. I found Dr. Stalder through an internet search and made an appointment for consultation. Around October of 2022, we first met in his office where I voiced my symptoms and complaints and Dr. Stalder gave me what he thought my diagnosis was: capsular contracture. I thought he was crazy as my own plastic surgeon from Ochsner never once mentioned those words and Stalder had not even examined me. When I left, I searched capsular contracture on the internet and found that all of the photos showing this looked just like my breasts. I quickly booked the surgery with Dr. Stalder. Dr. Stalder performed my explant and flap surgery in January of 2023. I was told that I would likely need someone to stay with me for at least a week post-surgery. However, I was able to return home alone with friends to check on me for any needs. I went back to work in four weeks (six weeks is usually recommended). My second surgery to “smooth everything out and rearrange my nipples” was in June 2023. It was a same-day surgery and I was back to work in six days. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dr. Stalder’s office. From Jessica at the front desk to Abbie (his PA) and most of all Dr. Stalder. He knows what he’s doing and his precision is excellent. He saved me from chronic pain and the thought that my breasts were always going to be deformed after my mastectomy. I would absolutely recommend him over and over again.

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Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff

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The best dr without a doubt and the staff is amazing. He was amazing with my surgery and my recovery.

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The office is beautiful and Dr. Stalder is a gem! Truly caters to your every need! I cannot recommend him enough!

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