Thigh Lifting


What is Thigh Lift?

Aging or weight loss can cause a person’s upper thighs to become saggy and lose the firmness they may once have had. The skin may take on an uneven texture as well. While exercise can help tone leg and thigh muscles, it cannot fix a weakness in the underlying tissue or get rid of specific fat deposits.

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to shape a patient’s thighs by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissue. It may also be performed in conjunction with liposuction to remove or sculpt localized fat as well.

Is Thigh Lift for me?

The best candidates for thigh lift surgery have excess skin or loose tissue in their thighs but are at a fairly stable weight and not obese.

Ideal candidates are also non-smokers without underlying health conditions that might make surgery riskier than normal. Smokers should quit for at least two weeks before and after surgery because smoking inhibits healing.

Types of Thigh Lifting:

There are different types of thigh lifts that target certain areas of the thighs for specific results:

Medial Thigh Lift: targets the inner thigh

Lateral Thigh Lift: designed to tighten skin on the front and outside

of the leg.


What to Expect?

 The results of thigh lift surgery are visible almost immediately, but it may take several weeks for your final results to fully develop.

 Over time, some visible scars will remain, but your results are long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Scars also improve with time with maximum improvement requiring one year.

 As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, most of your results should be relatively permanent.

Thigh Lift Recovery

 You can go home the next day after surgery.

 After the operation, in addition to any bandages placed over the incisions, patients will wear compression garments to reduce swelling.

 Patients are usually able to start showering and washing over their incisions 3-4 days after surgery.

 This procedure normally requires 7-10 days of downtime. It may take up to four weeks for the bruising and swelling to recede, however. Patients should refrain from any strenuous activity for four weeks.