Do You Feel Uncomfortable in Certain Clothing or Social Situations Because of Excess Skin on the Thighs?

Achieve Better-Proportioned Contours with a Thigh Lift

Body contouring procedures such as a thigh lift are designed to reshape your figure in ways that diet and exercise alone cannot. Over time gravity and significant changes in weight can take their toll on the body. For some, loose or sagging skin can have as great of an emotional impact as it does a physical one. Longwood Plastic Surgery regularly performs both inner and outer thigh lifts to help patients regain better overall contour along with an improved self-image.

How Does A Thigh Lift Work?

Thigh lift procedures are typically done under general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art surgical suite or a hospital. Depending on the area being addressed (inner/outer thigh) and your desired results, your skilled surgeon will use advanced surgical techniques to tighten and remove excess skin for a slimmer, more streamlined appearance. The entire procedure usually takes anywhere from two to three hours, and you’ll be able to go home later that day.

Thigh lift procedures can be tailored to your individual goals, whether it be skin laxity, cellulite, or fat reduction. In some cases, thigh lift procedures are paired with liposuction to help sculpt a more contoured physique. LPS prides itself on creating custom plans aimed at improving your overall quality of life.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

Many patients seek out thigh lift procedures after substantial weight loss. Others may consider enlisting the help of the procedure to combat age-related skin laxity. Whatever the reason you’d like to address loose, sagging skin on the inner or outer thighs, Longwood Plastic Surgery is here to help. With over 40-years of combined experience, our surgeons can customize a treatment plan that will get you closer to your desired contours.

Ideally, you will be close to your desired weight loss goals and be in otherwise good general health. Patients should have realistic expectations about what a thigh lift can do for them. Your skilled, board-certified LPS surgeon will evaluate your concerns, speak with you about your medical history, and determine your candidacy for the procedure.

What Results Will I See?*

Many patients are happy with the outcome of their procedure right away. Thigh lifts produce results that can be instantly seen including the removal of excess skin. You’ll also be able to see better-proportioned contours to the thighs and lower body. However, it’s important to note, post-surgical swelling can linger for upwards of several months. With proper care, scars gradually fade over time to the point where they’ll likely only be noticeable to you.

An optimal outcome including smoother skin, cellulite reduction, and fat removal will start to appear in just a few weeks. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen can prolong the outcome of your procedure for many years to come.

What is the Recovery Like?*

Although your surgeon takes the utmost care creating and closing incisions, recovery from thigh lift surgery can be a somewhat tedious process. The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis allowing you to go home the same day for rest and relaxation. Post-surgical compression garments will be provided to minimize swelling and keep discomfort to a minimum. Your surgeon will also prescribe pain medication for the first several days of recovery.

While every patient responds differently to the procedure, you can expect to take 1-3 weeks off work and other day-to-day activities. More strenuous activities can be incorporated into your daily routine as you feel comfortable. Most patients resume their full schedule in 4-6 weeks. Your skilled surgeon will craft a personalized recovery plan to ensure an optimal outcome with minimal scarring and downtime.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.

*Individual Results May Vary


“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.” * -AB


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*Individual Results May Vary