Thigh Lift

Enhance Comfort & Confidence with Firmer, Shapelier Thighs

Thigh lift surgery reshapes the contour and appearance of the inner thighs and can tighten the outer thighs in a subtle manner. This surgery works to tighten the skin and, if necessary, remove some fat deposits with liposuction, resulting in smoother skin and a better-proportioned body shape.

A thigh lift is technically one of two procedures, an inner thigh lift or an outer thigh lift. These can be performed in conjunction, though each is distinct.

An inner thigh lift is typically composed of several discreet incisions. Skin is then lifted and removed as needed, to make the skin taut against the muscle, generally also removing some fat and tissue deposits in the process.

An outer thigh lift is often performed in conjunction with a buttock lift, as sagging on the outer thighs is often connected to that region. A thigh lift may occasionally be paired with minor liposuction, depending on the case.

Who should consider thigh lift surgery?

If you meet one or more of the following conditions, you might be a good candidate:

  • Thighs are out of proportion, sagging, or refusing to shrink via exercise or diet
  • Substantial weight loss has resulted in permanent loose skin around inner/outer thighs

Thigh lift surgery is a common part of plastic surgery for post-weight loss patients—those who have achieved a significant weight reduction and now experience problems with excess skin around the body.

What to Expect After a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift generally has a 1-2 week to recovery period, though this may be longer if combined with other procedures. Dr. Hess will prescribe a medication to help you manage pain or discomfort during recovery. Because thigh lift surgery involve s a long incision, a permanent scar will remain after surgery. However, this scar will be placed in an area that can be hidden as much as possible by clothing or swimsuits and is likely to fade with time.

Once recovered, your thighs will be firmer and the appearance of being more toned, which will make your body more aesthetically pleasing overall. Maintaining exercise and diet will help shape your thighs further, working in conjunction with the surgery towards a more satisfactory shape.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Hess

If you are bothered by sagging, excess tissue on your thighs, contact us at Hess Plastic Surgery in Fairfax to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Hess will discuss your goals and concerns and help you decide whether thigh lift surgery is right for you.

Call 703.752.6608 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hess.
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