Loose skin around the thighs is a common problem for men and women. It can occur as a result of weight changes or the effects of aging. A thigh lift removes and tightens excess skin, revealing slimmer, more sculpted legs. This procedure often has dramatic results, especially if you have lost significant weight. 

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a procedure to address loose skin on the inner and outer thighs. A thigh lift is a form of body contouring often performed after weight loss. However, you may also have a thigh lift if your thigh skin sags due to age. Thigh lifts are customized procedures that can address concerns such as stubborn fat and cellulite while tightening sagging skin.

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How Does a Thigh Lift Work?

Your Longwood Plastic Surgery team will plan your thigh lift based on your needs. Thigh lifts may use one of several types of incisions, depending on how much loose skin you have. Your LPS surgeon will use the best incision type to minimize scarring while achieving your goals. A thigh lift can be performed alone or as part of a larger body contouring procedure. 

What are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift has significant benefits for individuals with excess thigh skin. Some of the benefits people appreciate the most include:

A More Contoured Figure

A thigh lift does more than shape and contour your thighs. Removing excess skin and fat from this area can provide more aesthetically pleasing contours between the thighs, hips, and buttocks. As a result, your lower body looks more sculpted and proportionate

A Boost of Confidence

Loose thigh skin makes many people feel self-conscious. It can also be frustrating if you have worked hard to lose weight or sculpt your thighs, but sagging skin hides your results. A thigh lift lets you enjoy what you have achieved

More Freedom

If you avoid shorts or swimwear because people might see sagging thigh skin, a thigh lift can free you from these concerns. You can wear what you like and engage in activities without feeling like you have anything to hide.

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What is Recovery Like After a Thigh Lift?

Your LPS surgeon will provide you with medication and instructions for post-surgical care. You will need to limit your activity for the first several weeks. You will have a compression garment to wear that supports the area and minimizes swelling. Most people take one to three weeks off work to recover from a thigh lift. You can usually return to your normal activity level after four to six weeks.

Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about thigh lifts? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.