Thigh Lift

Have you always desired to have slender and toned thighs but struggled to no avail? A thigh lift can help you achieve your goal by correcting sagging skin and/or fat that has accumulated on your thighs. Patients with excess skin or fatty tissue on the thighs may experience uncomfortable chafing and feel unhappy with their appearance. Thigh lift surgery removes stubborn fat and loose skin from the thighs to create smoother, slimmer, and more attractively defined upper leg contours.

Thigh Lift Candidates

Candidates for thigh lift surgery may have excess skin and fat on their thighs because of weight fluctuations, genetics, or aging. The ideal candidate for a thigh lift can relate to the following:

  • Loose, sagging skin on the thighs
  • Excess thigh fat
  • Good physical health
  • Stable body weight
  • Realistic expectations about the results

Thigh Lift Procedure

A thigh lift is performed using either general or local anesthesia. The following strategies may be used to reshape the thighs based on your individual needs:

  • Inner Thigh Lift: An inner thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the inner thighs to produce leaner thighs and redefine the gap between the thighs.
  • Outer Thigh Lift: An outer thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the outer thighs to improve their contours and lift the buttocks.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction removes stubborn fat from the thighs to improve their shape. This technique may be combined with an inner or outer thigh lift if needed.

Thigh lift surgery may be combined with a body lift, tummy tuck, or other body contouring procedures to further enhance and refine your figure.

Recovery From Thigh Lift Surgery

After a thigh lift, you may be instructed to wear compression garments to minimize swelling, improve circulation, and help your thighs maintain their new contours. During recovery, it is common to experience some swelling, bruising, redness, and slight discomfort that can be controlled with pain medications. Mobility will be limited at first, but you should engage in light to moderate activities to improve healing. Plan to take at least two weeks off work and four weeks away from strenuous activities. You can ensure the best results and the shortest recovery time by carefully following your surgeon’s postoperative instructions.

Thigh Lift Results

Patients who undergo thigh lift surgery will be able to see their results improving as the postoperative swelling diminishes. After a few months, the final results will be revealed, and the thighs will have noticeably slimmer and more defined contours. If you maintain a stable body weight and follow a healthy diet and exercise routine, your results are likely to be long lasting.

Risks and Side Effects of Thigh Lift Surgery

As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with thigh lift surgery. These include:

  • Reactions to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Bleeding or blood clots
  • Poor wound healing
  • Nerve damage
  • Changes in skin sensation or color
  • Asymmetry
  • Scarring
  • Contour irregularities
  • Damage to deeper structures
  • Persistent swelling

Thigh Lift Consultation

Dr. Thompson can help you determine whether a thigh lift is right for you during your personal consultation. If you are considering this procedure, please request your consultation with us by calling (732) 410-4789 or completing our online contact form today.