What is a Thigh Lift?
A medial thigh lift lifts and tightens the skin on the inside of the thigh. Medial thigh droopiness is not changed by a lower body lift. A lower body lift corrects outer thigh laxity. Medial thigh lift surgery requires an incision in the groin area that extends downwards towards the knee. A thigh lift can tighten your inner thigh to help you achieve body balance when diet and exercise fail to give results.
Who is a Candidate for Thigh Lift?
Candidates for a thigh lift are those who experience excess skin and tissue or pockets of stubborn fat in the inner thigh area. This could become present with age, after a dramatic weight loss, or other factors. A thigh lift is not an alternative to weight loss efforts and should be chosen once patients are in their healthy weight range to ensure the most successful results. Patients should be in general good health and have realistic expectations for their results.
What Happens During a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is performed with the use of general anesthesia or sedation for your comfort during the process. Your incision patterns will vary depending on where your excess tissue is located. For an inner thigh lift, incisions are made in the groin area, extending downward toward the knee. Excess tissue can then be lifted and excess skin is removed to tighten the thighs.
Thigh Lift FAQs
Can you get lipo on your inner thighs?
Liposuction can often be a beneficial part of a thigh lift procedure by removing stubborn fat and improving the figure. It can also be performed without a thigh lift procedure if only fat is a concern.
Can you get surgery to remove arm fat?
An arm lift procedure can remove stubborn upper arm fat and reshape sagging skin. Liposuction can also be used alone to remove upper arm fat if excess skin is not a concern.
Does a lower body lift include thighs?
A lower body lift is usually a combination of procedures that includes techniques like a thigh lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction on the surrounding areas. This means it can be customized to your unique needs.
Does insurance cover skin removal after weight loss?
In some cases, excess skin can be considered a medical concern after massive weight loss and is thus covered by insurance. We encourage each patient to check with their provider to confirm any coverage before their consultation.
How dangerous is a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure and thus comes with risks like any other. Dr. Kayastha will make sure you understand the risks and how you can mitigate them by selecting a board certified plastic surgeon.
How much does a thigh lift Cost?
The average cost of a thigh lift is about $7000-$8500.
What is a mini thigh lift?
A mini thigh lift specifically targets the upper part of the inner thigh.
Where are the scars for a thigh lift?
For an inner thigh lift, the incision will be made in the groin area. For a full thigh lift, the incision may extend to the knee.
What is the recovery time for a thigh lift?
Overall, recovery time will take an average of six to eight weeks. It is recommended that you take a week off of work following your procedure
Are thigh lifts worth it?
If you are unsatisfied with the look of your thighs, a lift can improve your appearance and make you feel more confident.
Do thigh lifts work?
A thigh lift is an effective procedure for getting rid of loose, excess skin. It has been shown to produce successful results.
How can I reduce my thigh fat?
There are body contouring procedures available that can shape the thighs without having to undergo invasive surgery, such as CoolSculpting.
Will a thigh lift get rid of cellulite?
While a thigh lift cannot promise the removal of cellulite, the procedure has been shown to improve the appearance of it.
Will insurance cover thigh lift?
Most insurance companies will not cover a thigh lift procedure since it is usually done for cosmetic purposes.
What is a spiral thigh lift?
Also known as a total thigh lift, this procedure covers the inner, outer, front, and back thigh all at once.
How do you prepare for a thigh lift?
Before your procedure, it’s important that you are in good health and have a full medical evaluation to ensure you are fit for the surgery. It is also beneficial to stop smoking.
What Will My Recovery be Like?
After a thigh lift procedure, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Pain can be managed with prescription pain medication in the days following your procedure. Patients should plan to take about a week off work to recover from their procedure. More strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Kayastha can go over the thigh lift procedure process in more detail during your consultation. Contact K Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment.