Why Thigh Lift?

A combination of weight loss, aging and genetics can result in excess skin and unsightly contouring of the inner and outer thighs. Both men and women can experience a loss of elasticity in the skin and underlying tissues. Exercise may strengthen and improve muscle tone, but it cannot address excess skin and localized fat deposits.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. Depending on the patient's specific concerns, an inner thigh lift or outer thigh and buttock lift can be performed. The inner thigh lift requires an incision high on the inner leg, from the knee to the groin. The outer thigh and buttock area can be lifted starting with a hip to hip incision above the buttocks. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is re-draped to reveal a tighter contour. The trade off for the improved contour is the scar along the upper thigh. Dr. Romy carefully places his incisions in the natural fold of the body to help minimize visible scarring. Initially your scar may be thick and red, but over time this fades to a thin white line.

Thigh Lift Candidates

Patients interested in a thigh lift are often relatively fit individuals or have already undergone significant weight loss, and are now bothered by a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise alone.

In general, good candidates for a thigh lift procedure are:

  • adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • healthy people without medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of complications
  • non-smokers
  • people with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what a thigh lift can accomplish
  • people committed to leading a healthy lifestyle of proper nutrition and fitness

Next Steps

Thigh lift surgery can vary considerably from person to person. It's best to meet with a board-certified plastic surgery like Dr. Romy to discuss which option works best for you.

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