Deciding on a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure is an important decision. It is essential that you feel confident that you are making the right choice. We have provided testimonials of plastic surgery patients that have placed their trust in Dr. Balakhani to perform their procedures.

“Dear Dr. Balakhani,
It’s difficult to adequately express my gratitude to you for all that you have done for me. I am delighted with the results of my surgery. I cannot thank you enough.


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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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Thigh Lift

There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Thigh Lift, that our practice performs. A thigh lift is a surgical body contouring procedure that is performed to eliminate loose excess thigh skin to give them a tighter, smoother, and more attractive appearance. Dr. Balakhani offers thigh lift surgery in Delaware.

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

Thigh Lift Candidates

Loose excess thigh skin can form as a result of major weight loss or due to factors like aging. Good candidates for thigh lift surgery should be near their ideal weight but bothered by the presence of saggy thigh skin and small pockets of excess fat around the thighs.

During your consultation, Dr. Balakhani will carefully examine the condition of your thighs and the loose skin around them so that he can create a personalized surgical plan for your thigh lift in Delaware. He will go over your medical history and evaluate your current health to determine if you are healthy enough for surgery

Thigh Lift Surgery Overview

Your thigh lift in Delaware will be performed under general anesthesia at our plastic and reconstructive surgery practice. The location of the incisions will depend on the area of the thigh being targeted. There are options for an inner thigh lift and an outer thigh lift. Excess fat may be drained from the area using liposuction and excess skin will be excised. The remaining thigh skin will be tightly wrapped around the underlying muscles and the incision will be sutured shut.


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Thigh Lift Recovery

Patients will need to take around 10 days off from work and other activities in order to properly recover from their thigh lift in Delaware. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common and will subside over time. A compression garment may need to be worn to provide support.

Thigh Lift Cost

There are a number of “gray areas” in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation.

During your consultation, Dr. Balakhani can let you know what the cost of your thigh lift in Delaware will be and go over payment and financing options.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information on plastic surgery and the procedures we offer, please contact our office to schedule a consultation for your thigh lift in Delaware with plastic and reconstructive surgery Dr. Balakhani.

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