Thigh Lift

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying tissues. It is commonly sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have loose, sagging skin in the inner thigh area. 

Reasons for Thigh Lift Surgery:

  • Excess Skin and Fat: Significant weight loss or aging can lead to the accumulation of excess skin and fat in the inner thigh area. This can result in sagging, loose skin that may cause discomfort, self-consciousness, or difficulty fitting into clothing. Thigh lift surgery can remove this excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more toned appearance of the thighs.
  • Body Contouring: Thigh lift surgery is often part of a body contouring journey for individuals who have achieved significant weight loss. It helps to reshape and redefine the thighs, providing a more proportionate and balanced appearance to the overall body contour.
  • Improved Confidence: Loose and sagging skin in the thigh area can affect an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Thigh lift surgery can help restore confidence by creating a more aesthetically pleasing thigh contour. It can also improve the ability to comfortably fit into clothing. 

 

Procedure:

Thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia. This ensures the patient is asleep and comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Landis will make incisions in the inner thigh, remove excess skin and fat, and tighten the underlying tissues. Liposuction is often used as a adjunct to further contour the thigh. The remaining skin is repositioned and sutured to create a smoother and more contoured thigh appearance.

Recovery and Aftercare:

After thigh lift surgery, you will be given specific post-operative instructions, including wound care, pain management, and follow-up appointments. It is important to follow these instructions closely to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Typically, patients will wear a compressive garment for 6 weeks to aid in resolution of swelling and bruising. Recovery time varies for each individual, but most patients can expect to resume normal activities within a few weeks.

Potential Risks and Complications:

 As with any surgical procedure, thigh lift surgery carries potential risks and complications. These may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Poor wound healing
  • Scarring
  • Changes in sensation
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome

Dr. Landis will discuss the potential risks and benefits of thigh lift surgery, as well as your expectations and concerns, before deciding to undergo the procedure.

Cost:

Thigh lift cost includes the surgeon fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, and any labs or imaging that may be required before or after surgery. The total cost for a thigh lift ranges from $8,500-$10,000 and varies if any additional surgery is required. Dr. Landis will formulate a plan specific for each patient and a detailed estimate will be provided. CareCredit is available to our patients, and we’d be happy to discuss this option with you!

Conclusion:

Thigh lift surgery is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying tissues. It can address issues such as sagging, loose skin, and improve body contouring. Thigh lift has become more popular as patients are achieving weight loss though surgery or medications. If you are considering thigh lift surgery, it is important to consult with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Landis who can evaluate your individual needs and goals, discuss the potential risks and benefits, and create a personalized treatment plan to achieve the desired results. Open communication with Dr. Landis is essential to ensure realistic expectations and a successful outcome.