Cellulite, fat cells and excess skin can accumulate on the thighs causing many people to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Some people can achieve good results with a healthy diet and exercise, but others find it difficult to tone their thighs. Thigh lift surgery is an exceptional way to attain firmer and attractive upper legs.

A thigh lift, also known as a thighplasty, reshapes the thighs by reducing fat and excess skin and improving balance to the buttocks, abs and legs. The thighs are commonly an area of excess fat collection which results in an unpleasant contour and it does not respond to weight loss or exercise. By transforming the appearance of the thighs, the Cosmetic Surgeon can reveal a slimmer and smoother shape resulting an improved appearance in clothing and bathing suits.

At the consultation, the Plastic Surgeon will evaluate the patient’s candidacy and preferences by examining the thighs and work with the patient to plan the procedure.

A thigh lift is usually performed under general anesthesia and can take between 2-5 hours depending on the extent of the surgery. The Cosmetic Surgeon will remove small amounts of stubborn fat deposits and soft tissue. Then the skin is pulled tight and trimmed for a smooth appearance. The Surgeon will close the incisions with sutures, put on a compression garment and place drains to prevent fluid accumulation and infection.

The recovery will go well if the patient follows the Plastic Surgeon’s post-operative directions including attending the follow-up appointments, getting plenty of rest and keeping the incisions clean.

The patient will feel discomfort and tightness for the first 24 to 72 hours after surgery and begin to feel back to normal 2-3 days after that.

Q: How much time is required for a thigh lift?

A: A thigh lift is generally performed under general anesthesia and can take between 2-5 hours depending on the extent of the surgery.

Q: Is a thigh lift an inpatient or outpatient procedure?

A: Inpatient

Q: Will there be any scaring?

A: Scaring is dependent on the patient’s own genetic characteristics. The scar is placed in as hidden a location as possible.

Q: How long do the results last?

A: The results can last for years and will vary with each patient depending on aging and gravity.

Q: How much time should I take of work to recover?

A: To help your incisions to heal, your Surgeon will recommend to wait 7-10 days before returning back to work.

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Cosmetic Procedures