What to Know about Thigh Lift Surgery

slim legsAs spring approaches, more men and women begin dieting, exercising, and considering surgical means of boosting their physical appearance. Something about the renewal of spring makes people want to be their best. For many that means getting the cosmetic surgery they’ve been considering for months, or even years. Dr. Brantner understands that with facility fees and time off work, plastic surgery can get expensive. Our office wants to make it as easy as possible for patients to get their ideal results. Look for special discounts on thigh lifts and other popular body rejuvenation procedures this spring.

Thigh Lift Surgery

A thigh lift reshapes the contours of the thighs, smoothing the skin and resulting in a better-proportioned lower body. A thigh lift often accomplishes what exercise can’t, removing excess skin and fat that have developed over the years. Patients whose skin elasticity is insufficient to conform to a new shape after liposuction are especially good candidates for a medial thigh lift. This cosmetic thigh shaping procedure leaves patients with a firmer, more youthful figure. Thigh lifts are recommended for:

  • Patients who are unhappy with the shape of their thighs
  • People with excess soft tissue along the inner and outer thigh
  • Patients with weight that is relatively stable
  • Non-smokers (or individuals willing to quit during the pre-op, surgical, and recovery periods)
  • Healthy individuals with no major medical conditions
  • Patients with realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish
  • People willing to eat healthy and exercise regularly to help maintain results

Call Dr. Brantner’s office to schedule your surgical consultation today.

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How to Prepare for a Surgical Consultation

reception areaThe first step in a successful cosmetic procedure is a successful consultation. A consultation gives both you and Dr. Brantner all the information you need to get the best possible results. A consultation may include paperwork, basic medical tests, and time to discuss the procedure with Dr. Brantner.


When you arrive at Dr. Brantner’s office, his reception staff will have forms for you to fill out before your consultation. They include consent forms, medical history questions, and insurance information. Please fill each out thoroughly and accurately. These forms give Dr. Brantner and his staff the information necessary to determine the best possible procedures, safely perform plastic surgery, and help you through the recovery process. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork. If you have any questions about what to include on the medications sheet, medical history sheet, etc, feel free to ask the receptionist.

*To save time, you can print these forms, fill them out at home, and bring them to your appointment.

Check In and Consultation

After you’ve completed the paperwork, a nurse will take you to an examination room. She may ask questions about your medical history, perform basic tests, and ensure your comfort before Dr. Brantner arrives. The doctor will arrive a few minutes later. He will ask questions about your desired results, perform a physical examination, and discuss the details of the procedure with you. This may include:

  • Concerns he has about your health
  • His professional opinion about how to get the best results for your body type or face shape
  • Details about the surgery and recovery
  • Orders about pre-op health habits (no smoking, stop taking certain medications, etc)
  • Time to answer your questions about the procedure
  • Check Out

After your consultation with Dr. Brantner, you may decide to move forward with the surgery. You can schedule your procedure before you leave. The scheduling coordinator will give you any information you need about payment, blood tests, and other pre-operative details. Most blood work and surgical procedures are scheduled at ETASC on MedTech Parkway. Post-op appointments will take place at Dr. Brantner’s office.

Call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a cosmetic consultation.