Thigh lift procedures performed by Darrell L. Henderson, MD may be the answer for patients in Lafayette, LA,  who have larger thighs that seem to be resistant to any amount of exercise.

What is a Thigh Lift?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your thighs, you may want to consider a thigh lift. The procedure is an excellent way to achieve firmer and more attractive-looking upper legs.

Benefits of a Thigh Lift

  • Improved appearance of  thighs and legs
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Scarring is well hidden by bathing suits and undergarments

Thigh Lift Procedure

The type and size of the incision depends on the nature of your thigh lift. In most cases, the plastic surgeon makes an incision from your groin area around your leg to the back of your thigh. Some patients may require the use of an incision around the top of the leg toward the groin area.

During a thigh lift, muscles are tightened, excess fat is liposuctioned, excess skin is removed and incisions are closed with sutures. Bandages are used to control bleeding and swelling.

Preparing for a Thigh Lift

Swelling, bruising, and tightness are common symptoms after a thigh lift surgery. Swelling typically lasts about three weeks. You are able to see some of the improvements made by your thigh lift, but you will not see full results until after about three weeks when the swelling subsides. After seven days non-dissolvable stitches will be removed, however, deeper sutures remain in place for two to three weeks.

Thigh Lift Recovery

You can expect to rest and limit your activities for two to three weeks after your thigh lift surgery, after which time your plastic surgeon may release you to return to work. Avoid exercise and other physically intense activities for at least four weeks.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does a Thigh Lift Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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