About Thigh Lift Surgery
Any Reno, Tahoe, or Truckee residents who have lax skin with stretch marks, considerable cellulite, or excess skin in their inner or outer thighs can benefit greatly from thigh lift surgery. A thigh lift (or thighplasty) at Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada is a procedure in which skin and subcutaneous tissue are removed from either the medial (inside) thigh or around the entire thigh. A thigh lift procedure is often used in situations where liposuction would not be enough to achieve a satisfactory result. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden, places incisions in an inconspicuous space between the crease of the upper thigh and body for a seamless result. While a small amount of fat may be removed for smooth contours, larger amounts may require liposuction combined with the thigh lift.
The ideal candidates for inner and outer surgical skin tightening of the thigh are:
- Men and women who have stretch marks and loose skin on their inner and/or outer thigh
- Men and women who have had weight loss surgery and have maintained their goal weight for at least a year and desire removal of the excess skin and remaining fat deposits
- Men and women who are in overall good health and who do not smoke
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"Dr Virden is a superb surgeon who deserves 10 stars!"- C.B. / Yelp / Nov 23, 2017
"Couldn’t Have Been a Better Experience! - From start to finish I have been so happy with my process. Dr. Virden was attentive, listened and really makes you feel like you’re his only patient. I chose breast augmentation and he included me in every part of the process, making himself available for questions and helping me to understand what to expect. The virtual picture they sent me was amazing to see and really helped me choose w..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 12, 2017
"I feel like a better me!! Wonderful staff Thank you so much <3"- D.R. / Facebook / Sep 29, 2017
"I had an amazing experience with this Dr. and his staff. I was lucky enough to meet with Mrs. Virden, she did some injections around my eyes and her work is flawless. The medical staff is amazing and the office staff is caring and wonderful. Thank you to all the staff at Dr. Virden'soffice."- S.A. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2017
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery is performed quite often by plastic surgeons, especially now with so many successful weight loss surgery patients. This surgery can be performed in an outpatient setting, but if it is combined with other procedures, an overnight stay may be necessary. The incision for the thigh lift varies from patient to patient, depending on what type of thigh lift is being performed (medial, lateral, etc.), as well as the amount, location, and severity of the loose skin being removed. This cosmetic procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and usually takes 2 – 4 hours in the operating room. As discussed in the consultation, patients can expect there to be swelling, bruising, and some pain after surgery, all of which can be managed accordingly.
After the thigh lift, you can expect to see smoother skin with less dimpling or visible cellulite. As each patient’s surgery is different, it is hard to estimate how long the recovery may be. It is recommended to follow all of the aftercare instructions and scar treatments as prescribed by the surgeon. All patients should wait to resume strenuous physical activity until released from the surgeon at the follow-up appointments.
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Recontour Your Thighs
If you want a slimmer, more flattering figure and have tried to lose the weight on the thighs with a healthy diet and exercise, a thigh lift surgery may help get you to your goals. We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that will give you toned thighs. Schedule a consultation with our office today, and learn how a thigh lift or other nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments can revive your skin.