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Thigh Lift

It’s very common for excess fat and skin to accumulate in the inner and outer thighs. Even individuals who are in relatively good physical shape can suffer from loose, inelastic skin in the thighs, which can ultimately cause feelings of self-consciousness – particularly when wearing certain types of clothing. Fortunately, Dr. Thomas Lintner offers advanced thigh lift procedures here at Advanced Aesthetic Surgery. A thigh lift can help you attain a smoother, recontoured appearance to the thighs with beautiful, natural-looking results.

What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. During the procedure, Dr. Lintner cuts away inelastic skin and removes or repositions pockets of fat to create a smoother, tauter thigh contour. The underlying tissues are also tightened for a more toned, shapely aesthetic. 

A thigh lift can be performed on its own, but it is also often paired with a tummy tuck, arm lift, or lower body lift for more comprehensive rejuvenation. It is also often incorporated into post-bariatric body contouring plans to help those who have lost significant amounts of weight address concerns relating to excess, hanging skin.

What Are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

Dr. Lintner’s thigh lift patients have reported a number of functional and aesthetic benefits, including:

  • Slimmer, more shapely thigh contours
  • A reduction in excess, hanging skin
  • Improvement in the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
  • Less chafing between the thighs, leading to enhanced physical comfort
  • Expanded clothing options due to improved thigh proportions
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • Greater confidence and improved self-esteem

What Does the Thigh Lift Procedure Entail?

A thigh lift can often be performed on an outpatient basis, and usually takes only about three hours, depending on the extent of treatment necessary to meet your goals. Dr. Lintner will create an incision just under the bikini line and down to the knee, depending on the amount of skin that is desired to be removed. Dr. Lintner will then tighten the remaining skin, pulling it taut so that it looks much firmer and smoother.

What is Recovery After a Thigh Lift Like?

Thigh lift patients can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and soreness during the first few days to weeks after surgery. Most patients report that any postoperative discomfort is well-managed with adequate rest and oral pain medication. Dr. Lintner may recommend compression garments to help reduce swelling and provide support for the recountoured thigh tissues. It is important to get adequate rest, stay sufficiently hydrated, and eat a healthy diet to encourage optimal healing after surgery.

While the recovery process from thigh lift surgery varies depending on each patient’s needs, many individuals are able to resume normal activities within one week after treatment. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least the first 4-6 weeks after surgery, or until you have been cleared by Dr. Lintner. Some patients may require more time to properly rest and heal. Dr. Lintner will talk with you about all aspects of thigh lift surgery during your initial consultation. Once he has evaluated your needs and goals and answered your questions, he will be able to give you more detailed information on what you can expect from the procedure and the recovery period.

Schedule a Thigh Lift Consultation

If you are frustrated by loose, excess skin in the thighs that has not responded to diet and exercise routines, a thigh lift may be an ideal option for your goals. If you have questions about thigh lift surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lintner, please contact us today.