Thigh lift, also known as thighplasty or thigh dermatolipectomy is the plastic surgery procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the inner and/or outer thighs to lift and tighten loose, irregularly contoured thighs. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Volpe is one of the best plastic surgeons in Boston and can provide you with the care and results you need.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
The skin surrounding the thighs is an often problematic area, particularly susceptible to cellulite and loose hanging skin. Candidates for thighplasty are men and women of a healthy weight, who are looking to contour their thighs for more shapely legs with fewer skin irregularities. It is not uncommon for those with significant weight loss to be good candidates for a thigh lifting procedure.
Outer Thigh Lift and Inner Thigh Lift
An outer thigh lift is equivalent to a hip lift and will diminish or eliminate excess skin from the hips and the outer thighs, resulting in a more smooth and contoured physique. An inner thigh lift may be performed as a stand-alone procedure to tighten and lift the skin and tissues along the inner thighs.
Thigh Lift Techniques
I tend to perform two types of inner thigh lifts. If the area of concern is only in the upper inner thigh, a crescent of skin is removed at the top of the thigh. This places the resultant scar hidden along the groin crease. If loose skin extends along the length of the thigh, treatment may involve removing skin to allow tightening in all directions. Part of the scar runs down the inner thigh towards the level of the knee. This is more involved but may be the only answer to very loose skin.
Written on July 3, 2019
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Combining Your Thigh Lift with Liposuction
Thigh lifts may also involve some liposuction at the time of the lift. If one has a significant amount of fat in the thighs, a two-stage procedure with liposuction performed first followed several months later with a thigh lift is sometimes recommended.
Thigh Lift Recovery
The incision will be sutured closed and bandaged following the completion of your thigh lift. Swelling, bruising, and some discomfort are likely to occur. A compression garment will need to be worn to help manage swelling and provide support during the recovery process. Patients can likely return to work after around 10 days, but it can take a few months before are normal activities can be resumed.
Thigh Lift Cost
The cost of thigh lift surgery varies based on the techniques used and the amount fo work required to provide the patient with their ideal results. Financing options are available.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Volpe Plastic Surgery in Boston today to schedule a consultation for your thigh lift. Dr. Volpe can provide you with personalized care and natural-looking results.