Many people have worked tirelessly for more attractive legs or a thigh gap, but due to different circumstances, they are unable to achieve their aesthetic goals. If you’re unhappy with pesky bulges of fat or loose skin in your legs, you might be a great candidate for a Richmond thigh lift. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hubert specializes in aesthetic surgery and is the perfect surgeon to meet with and discuss your needs.
As with other regions of the body, loose and sagging soft tissues can affect the appearance of the lower body. These areas may be bothersome in spite of appropriate diet and exercise, which often cannot get rid of the extra loose skin or tighten it enough. A thigh lift involves the removal of this excess skin and fatty tissue either from the inside of the thigh (medial thigh lift) or the outside of the thigh (lateral thigh lift).
If you meet the following requirement you’re probably a good candidate for our Richmond thigh lift:
Patients who are bothered by the excess soft tissue (skin and fatty tissue) along the inner or outer thighs
Individuals who live a healthy lifestyle
Women and men who do not have conditions that impair the body’s ability to heal normally
People who are at or near their goal weight
As one of the top plastic surgery clinics in Richmond, we have first-hand knowledge of the advantages of this procedure, as we’ve performed it hundreds of times. We’ve included some of the benefits that our patients have either discussed or that we’ve seen with our own eyes:
The procedure gives our patients more self-confidence
The surgery helps our patients get rid of extra skin that is uncomfortable or unattractive
Get the sexy v-gap you’ve always desired!
The first step to getting the procedure is to book a consultation by filling out a contact form on our website or giving us a phone call. Our scheduling department will book a consultation for you to come and meet with Dr. Hubert. During your appointment, you’ll be able to explain aesthetic desires, have him provide a thorough evaluation, and give you his expert recommendations. Ask as many questions as you want, this is the best time to learn more about the procedure and make sure you’re fully comfortable with the surgery and our recommendations. Once the surgery is booked, we’ll provide you with pre and post-operative instructions. Please make sure to follow these guidelines as closely as possible, as they are designed to ensure we can provide the best possible results while minimizing risks.
Depending on the dimensions of your body, Dr. Hubert tailors the placement of the incisions to help you achieve your goals. Not infrequently, liposuction is required in conjunction with a thigh lift to achieve your best results.
Inner (medial) thigh lifts tend to be more common than outer (lateral) thigh lifts, since this area tends to be more stubborn to diet and exercise, and the scars can be hidden a little more easily. Thigh lift surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure. You will need someone to drive you home afterward and can plan on being tired for the first few days.
We suggest rest and relaxation for 7-10 days, making it a fantastic time to catch up on a Netflix series that you’ve been putting off. Swelling and bruising are perfectly normal and will subside after a few weeks. Most patients will wear a compression garment from the waist to down below the knees. This helps keep the swelling down and keeps the skin sucked in tightly as it heals. You pretty much leave it on all the time (including sleep), only taking it off to take a shower. After about two weeks, you may be able to decrease the amount of time you are wearing compression. Some patients require surgical drains after a thigh lift.
Dr. Hubert tailors his approach to each patient individually. Because of this, the cost of a Richmond thigh lift can vary. Depending on how much extra skin and fatty tissue needs to be removed, it can greatly affect the overall duration of the surgery, which also affects the cost. Financing options are available, which can make the payment process more manageable.
As a widely respected board-certified plastic surgeon in the Richmond Virginia area, Dr. Hubert is excited to meet with you and discuss your aesthetic goals. During a consultation, he will be able to answer any of your questions and discuss his recommendations. Contact us today to get started!
Your Thigh Lift questions answered
Can I combine a thigh lift with other procedures?
Many patients combine the surgery with a tummy tuck or liposuction. However, most face, breast, and body surgeries can also be paired with thigh lift surgery.
You have a really good ‘bedside manner’ and that means so very much to the patient who is naturally concerned. I consider myself fortunate to have had you as my surgeon.
Out of town
Dr. Darrin M. Hubert extends a warm welcome to patients from other cities, states, and countries. We understand that finding your perfect match in a surgeon may require you to travel far away from your home and we are thrilled to help you plan your exciting journey to beauty and confidence.