Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

Under general anesthesia, the thigh lift procedure takes about two hours. An incision is made just below the bikini line, so as to remain inconspicuous and conceal the scar. The length of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin. Typically, the surgeons at LIPSG will use liposuction to remove any stubborn pockets of excess fat in the thighs and legs, then pull the skin tight and draw it together to create a smooth appearance. Deep sutures and compression garments are usually used to reduce the tendency of the skin to fall down and ensure a quick healing process.

Thigh Lift Recovery

While some patients can return home within several hours following the procedure, most find they are more comfortable staying overnight. Bruising, swelling, and some pain can be expected, but this can be managed with medication. Some patients are able to return to some basic activities within the first week, but most typically return to daily routines within two to three weeks. The stitches are usually removed after 10 days; however, you should plan on missing work for a full week to avoid overexertion.

If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you. This surgery reshapes the inner thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.