A thigh lift is a cosmetic procedure to re-sculpt the thighs and smooth the skin, resulting in firmer, more balanced thighs. By removing excess skin and fat, a thigh lift can make your thighs appear firm, balanced, and toned. The procedure is customized for the individual, with results that last for years.
Get the Smooth Thighs You Want
As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity and firmness, which leave you with excess, loose skin or fatty deposits on the upper thighs. A dramatic weight loss is a major accomplishment, but your final step may be to address any remaining loose skin on the upper thighs.
A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, could be the ideal way to create the figure you want. A thigh lift addresses the inner or outer thigh, or both. You may be a candidate for a thigh lift if:
- You have drooping skin folds or excess fat on your upper thighs
- You want to achieve a slimmer figure by resculpting your thighs
- You are at a healthy, stable weight
- You want confidently wear swimsuits, shorts, or other garments that reveal your thighs
- You have excess fat on your thighs that won’t respond to diet or exercise
Creating Your Ideal Figure, with Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah is widely recognized as the leading plastic surgeon in the Springfield, Missouri area. A double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience, Dr. Shah is known for his compassion, care, and expertise. It is important to him that you feel safe, confident, and cared for every step of the way, and he will go above and beyond to achieve the refined, natural-looking results you are looking for. With Dr. Shah, your procedure will be personalized to suit your unique goals and preferences — and you will be able to relax knowing that you’re in very capable hands.
What is the Procedure?
A thigh lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home again the same day. You will most likely be under general anesthesia for the duration of the procedure, which usually takes about two hours. Before surgery, Dr. Shah will mark your thighs while you are standing, so you both know where Dr. Shah will make the incisions. There are different types of thigh lifts that address different parts of the thighs:
You may also want to combine other treatment options with your thigh lift procedure such as liposuction or Renuvion skin tightening treatment. Dr. Shah will ask you questions about your goals and preferences to help guide you to the most suitable option for you.
Will I Need to Take Time Off from Work?
Recovery time will depend upon how extensive your surgery is. Most patients can return to work about 7 to 10 days after surgery. You should expect some bruising and swelling as your body recovers and heals. This is normal and should subside on its own. Pain is usually minimal and is easily managed with pain medication that Dr. Shah will provide you with. He will also give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself to best facilitate an effective and safe recovery.
Will My Results be Visible Immediately?
You should be able to notice improvements almost immediately. Your thighs will look firmer, and your skin will look and feel smoother. Your full results will be visible once any swelling and bruising have fully resolved. These results are long-term and will last even longer if you maintain a stable weight and make sure to follow a healthy lifestyle.