Thigh Lift

Thighplasty: How is it done?


A thigh lift can addresses a number of different areas on the upper leg. Those who are unhappy with different parts of their their thighs may require techniques that will give them the look they want. The different kinds of thigh lifts are as follows:

  • Medial Thigh Lift – This kind of lift addresses the inner part of the thigh. The actual procedure includes an incision that is made at the point where the pubic area and thigh meet. Those who have significant weight loss and extreme sagging of the skin of the inner thigh may require a vertical extension of the incision to maximize thigh contour. With this procedure, Dr.Liszka can remove excess skin and fat. The results of a medial thigh lift is better elasticity in the skin and an upgrade in the contour of your leg.
  • Lateral Thigh Lift – This kind of lift addresses the outside and front areas of the upper leg. This type of lift is sometimes done in conjunction with an abdominoplasty and buttock lift to give a lower body lift. Excess skin and unwanted fat are removed from these areas. The results feature tighter skin which covers a broad area. People who have undergone extreme weight loss are ideal candidates for this specific procedure.

Preparing for a thigh lift

Once you decide that a thigh lift is the right option for you, there are necessary preparations to make. A checklist of the following things to do should accompany anyone preparing for a thigh lift:

  • Express your desired outcome and expectations
  • Reveal any previous medical conditions including treatments, allergies, etc.
  • List any current medications, supplements and vitamins you are taking
  • Take photos and record current measurements of your body
  • Ask your doctor about any risks and relay any concerns you may have

This procedure can produce immediate results, although the final results will not be distinguishable until a few weeks after the procedure. Some scars may remain, but the new contour of your legs can provide a shapely look that lasts for years. We may also recommend that you consider a Fat Transfer which can be another great way to provide new contours to your figure in other preferred areas as well.

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View Before and After Photos of Thigh Lift Procedures performed by Dr. Liszka.

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

March 18,2020

To Our Patients,

The Surgeon General, the CDC, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all recommended delaying or postponing elective surgery and medically non essential patient visits during the Covid 19 pandemic as we anticipate an unprecedented strain on our Healthcare System. The Novant Healthcare System has cancelled/rescheduled all elective operations beginning 3/18/2020. They have not given a date when they anticipate opening their operating rooms for elective surgery and we will be monitoring that closely. Also, the CDC and Federal Government have recommended limiting social interactions to try to slow the spread of disease. For that reason Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will be operating on an extremely limited basis for the next two weeks or longer and only be seeing patients for medically necessary reasons. This is defined as patients whose health would be negatively affected if they are not seen. This will apply mainly to patients in the early post operative period. As of March 18, 2020 the following applies to Ballantyne Plastic Surgery:

  1.  All elective surgery is being cancelled and will later be rescheduled when the  operating rooms are open for elective procedures. Every effort will be made to accommodate your scheduling desires.
  2.  All medically non-essential patient visits will be rescheduled for a minimum of 2 weeks or however long the CDC and other governing agencies deem essential to limit the spread of Covid 19. This includes:
          a. All new patient consults
          b. All dermal filler and neuromodulator (botox) patients
          c. All aesthetic services (laser, skin pen, peels, etc.)
          d. All long term post surgical follow up patients unless there is a problem requiring immediate intervention
  3. Dr Liszka will determine who will be seen during this time period and you will be notified as to your appointment date. You also may call the office to discuss whether you need to be seen during this time

All of us at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery are very sorry to have to implement the above protocol for our practice and the impact it makes on our patient’s schedule and lives. This is an unprecedented medical problem and requires extreme measures. We believe this is necessary and in the best interest of our patients, staff, community, and country.


Thomas G. Liszka, M.D.
Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
(704) 295-0777

Practice Policy Regarding Covid 19

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is open for consultations, follow up appointments , and selected services. Our commitment to our patients is to provide excellent care in the safest possible environment. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC, North Carolina Medical Board, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding Covid 19 precautions. We are requiring all patients to wear a mask for admittance to our office, answer screening questions, and have their temperature checked. We are also timing appointments to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to provide care for all your aesthetic needs. Please call for an appointment or if you have questions regarding our practice during these difficult times.