Thigh Lift

Thighs are an area of the body vulnerable to weight fluctuation and loss of skin elasticity.

A thigh lift is commonly performed on people who have succeeded with massive weight loss to tighten up loose folds of skin on the upper legs. The procedure, however, can be performed on anyone who would like to have trimmer, more toned thighs and has tried without success to accomplish this through diet and exercise.

During a thigh lift, the surgeon removes excess skin and tightens underlying tissue. Our plastic surgeons often combine this procedure with liposuction, depending on the circumstances. To find out if a thigh lift might be the right procedure for you, please contact our center today.

Medial Thigh Lift

Medial Thigh Lift

You may qualify for a minimal incision medial thigh lift which involves an incision only in the groin area. Your surgeon will determine what’s appropriate.

Outer Thigh Lift

Outer Thigh Lift

Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a thigh lift?
    As in the case of the upper arms, the thighs are also an area of the body vulnerable to weight fluctuation and loss of skin elasticity. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is commonly performed to tighten up loose folds of skin on the upper legs on those who have succeeded with massive weight loss. The procedure, however, can be performed on others to improve body contours.
  • How is a thigh lift performed?
    First, anesthesia is administered to the patient. Then, varying incisions, depending on the location of excess skin and fat, are made to the upper thigh. The excess skin is then removed, the remaining skin repositioned, and the incisions are then closed. Advanced techniques allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where there will be minimal visibility from scarring. Your surgeon will discuss the types and locations of incisions in your complimentary consultation for a thigh lift.
  • Who is a good candidate for a thigh lift?
    A thigh lift is commonly performed on people who have succeeded with massive weight loss yet are left with loose folds of skin on the upper legs. It can also be performed on anyone who would like to have trimmer, more toned thighs but cannot accomplish this through diet and exercise.
  • How long is the recovery from a thigh lift?
    Initial bruising and swelling will subside with time and following your surgeon’s post-operative care. You will also receive instructions on how to care for dressings. When the procedure is completed you may be wrapped in elastic bandage or compression garments. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks.
  • Are the results of a thigh lift permanent?
    The results of a thigh lift are immediately visible but like other cosmetic procedures, may take a few months to fully develop. While aging continues to result in the loss of some firmness, your initial improvement from a thigh lift should be permanent for the most part.
  • How can I maximize the results of a thigh lift?
    A thigh lift is often combined with liposuction, depending on your individual situation. Often, other body lifting procedures may be desirable as well. If you have hanging skin all around your middle area, you may want to consider a body lift. This can all be determined in your complimentary consultation with one of our surgical specialists.
As in the case of the upper arms, the thighs are also an area of the body vulnerable to weight fluctuation and loss of skin elasticity. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is commonly performed to tighten up loose folds of skin on the upper legs on those who have succeeded with massive weight loss. The procedure, however, can be performed on others to improve body contours.
First, anesthesia is administered to the patient. Then, varying incisions, depending on the location of excess skin and fat, are made to the upper thigh. The excess skin is then removed, the remaining skin repositioned, and the incisions are then closed. Advanced techniques allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where there will be minimal visibility from scarring. Your surgeon will discuss the types and locations of incisions in your complimentary consultation for a thigh lift.
A thigh lift is commonly performed on people who have succeeded with massive weight loss yet are left with loose folds of skin on the upper legs. It can also be performed on anyone who would like to have trimmer, more toned thighs but cannot accomplish this through diet and exercise.
Initial bruising and swelling will subside with time and following your surgeon’s post-operative care. You will also receive instructions on how to care for dressings. When the procedure is completed you may be wrapped in elastic bandage or compression garments. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks.
The results of a thigh lift are immediately visible but like other cosmetic procedures, may take a few months to fully develop. While aging continues to result in the loss of some firmness, your initial improvement from a thigh lift should be permanent for the most part.
A thigh lift is often combined with liposuction, depending on your individual situation. Often, other body lifting procedures may be desirable as well. If you have hanging skin all around your middle area, you may want to consider a body lift. This can all be determined in your complimentary consultation with one of our surgical specialists.

Consultation

We offer complimentary thigh lift consultations to our patients at any of our New Jersey or New York locations. At The Plastic Surgery Center, you will have the opportunity to speak with, and be evaluated by, one of our thigh lift experts to determine if you are a candidate. After consultation, your thigh lift procedure will be tailored specifically to suit your needs and therefore have the best chance of achieving your desired aesthetic expectations.

At The Plastic Surgery Center, we offer patients the opportunity to have their thigh lift procedure conveniently performed at our fully certified outpatient surgical facility staffed with a board certified anesthesiologist, registered nurses, and certified surgical technicians.

 

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