A thigh lift is a customized cosmetic surgery procedure planned and performed according to the patient’s unique preferences, medical needs, and the area of the thigh it treats. Therefore, the costs of the procedure may differ widely.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides thigh lift to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
The factors that usually influence thigh lift surgery costs are as follows:
Amount and Location of Excess Skin, Fat, and Tissue
This will influence the incision type and surgical techniques used during the procedure, which impacts the cost. In general, smaller incisions with simpler tissue removal will cost less than extended incisions and more intricate surgical processes.
The charges of an experienced and trained surgeon specializing in this type of surgery are likely to be higher.
But working with a skilled doctor can help the patient save discomfort, money, and inconvenience in the long-run as an experienced surgeon is more likely to develop beautiful outcomes without complications or the requirement for revision procedures.
The average income, cost of living, and taxes may vary between different areas, which will impact the cost of surgical procedures such as thigh lift as well. Additionally, plastic surgeons operating out of hospitals typically have higher facility fees in comparison to those who undertake procedures in medical centers or independent clinics.
Anesthesia Type or Sedation
Certain surgeons may use general anesthesia while others may administer local anesthesia along with IV sedation for thigh lift plastic surgery. The type and amount of anesthesia or sedation used will impact the cost of the thighplasty.
Other Procedures along with Thighplasty
Many patients choose to combine liposuction with thighplasty for more complete outcomes. This procedure can also be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), or non-surgical treatments like dermal filler injectables.
Thigh lift surgery is considered an elective surgical procedure. Therefore, most patients will likely not receive insurance coverage for this procedure.
But patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight and experience sagging skin around their thighs which prevents them from moving properly or cause skin infections may be able to receive full or partial insurance coverage.
The plastic surgeon will discuss the cost factors associated with the patient’s specific case during the pre-operative consultation.
A majority of thigh lift patients feel that the cost of the procedure is a worthy investment in their attractiveness, comfort, confidence, and health. Many cosmetic surgeons offer financing, either through their own practice or with an outside lender, to make their thigh lift more affordable.
This enables the patient to spread their payments out, typically over a span of six months to one year. However, the interest accrued will increase the total cost of the procedure.
If the patient does not choose a financing option, the complete payment for their thigh lift surgery will usually be due on or before the day of their procedure. Some practices offer rebates to patients who pay upfront.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for thigh lift.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.