Face & Neck
- Cosmetic Face Lift
- RevaLift Lower Face Lift
- Laser Face Lift
- Vampire Face Lift
- Eye & Brow Lift (Blepharoplasty)
- Neck & Jowl Sculpting
- Botox® & Dysport®
- Lip Augmentation
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Facial Fat Transfer
- Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
- Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
- Chin Augmentation
- Chemical Peels
- Dermapen / Mesopen® Treatments
- Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening
Body & Abdomen
Below the Waist
Skin Conditions Treated
As we age, the combined effects of gravity, surgeries, fluctuations in weight, and loss of skin elasticity contribute to loss of tone in the thighs. Saggy or flabby thighs, for any reason, can negatively affect the way you feel about yourself. Many women can attest to avoiding certain social situations and recreational activities, sometimes missing out on opportunities in life, simply because they feel that they cannot change that part of themselves. And, if diet with exercise doesn’t help, it’s easy to give up. You may tell yourself ‘this is the way that it is,’ thinking there are no other options. Fortunately, with modern liposuction and body contouring techniques, there are other options.
What is Thighplasty or a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift, or thighplasty, addresses inner or outer thighs that can sometimes hang excessively and with a great deal of loose skin. In cases such as bariatric surgery or accelerated aging, liposuction alone will increase loose skin making the thighs look worse. In these cases, a thigh lift is a better option. It combines liposuction (when needed), removal of excess skin, and tightening of loose skin.
How does Southern Surgical Arts approach thighplasty?
An in-person consultation will help you decide whether or not a thigh lift is right for you. At Southern Surgical Arts, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon will sit down with you and discuss your goals and possible options. They will recommend a plan and explain the preparation, procedure, recovery time, and other details. Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, and Dr. Carey Nease are fellowship trained and hold multiple board certifications. They have performed more than 17,000 cosmetic procedures over the past 11 years. Our before and after photo gallery will show you the results other patients have enjoyed.
Who is a Good Candidate?
An ideal thigh lift candidate would non-smoking male or female between 18 and 65 years of age who is in good health and desires to reduce the sagging or flabby appearance of the thighs.
How Much Does it Cost?
Our all-inclusive cost for a thigh-lift procedure begins at $8,900. This includes the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, supplies, and all routine follow-up visits.
Recent Before & After Photos
We are hard at work to bring you our best gallery experience yet. Please check back often, or request a consultation to learn more about how Southern Surgical Arts can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
To view before and after photos of cosmetic procedures for areas Below the Waist, please visit our gallery.
Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, and Dr. Kluska are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Combined, our four doctors have more than 22 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.
State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.
We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.
We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, or Dr. Kluska. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.