Thigh Lift Surgery
Cosmetic surgery of the thigh is an important part of lower body rejuvenation. The surgery, which ranges from fairly minor to quite extensive, can provide improvement in the shape and contour of the thighs. There are procedures for both the inner thighs and outer thigh and hip regions. The most common reason patients undergo surgery is to remove excess skin and smooth out unsightly contours. The procedure is often combined with other procedures including abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy, and buttock lift (gluteoplasty) which can result in a dramatic change. The best candidates for surgery are those with excess skin and are often those patients who have lost considerable weight by diet, exercise, or after bariatric surgery. A true thigh lift, medial (inner thigh) or lateral (outer thigh), may involve considerably long incisions and the resultant scars. This is the trade-off many people are willing to make for improved contour. Recovery time can be relatively short or several weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. Often there is a need for post operative drain tubes and usually I recommend compression garments as well.
Thigh lifts (thighplasty) is usually considered a cosmetic surgery. More information about the financial arrangements for cosmetic surgery can be found on the Consultation Page.