About Thigh Lift Surgery
No matter how healthy your diet is or how many thigh exercises you perform, you cannot naturally get rid of the excess, sagging skin from the inner thighs. Loose, sagging skin on the thighs may be caused by significant weight loss, natural aging, or genetics, but it can be corrected. A medial thigh lift (thighplasty) by double board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Trott will tighten the sagging skin of your inner thighs for a smooth contour that shows off your leg muscles.
For most post-bariatric patients who undergo multiple body contouring procedures, a thigh lift is usually one of the last of the staged procedures performed. Dr. Trott recommends undergoing the lower body lift (belt lipectomy) first, as that alone will tighten up some of the medial thigh skin. Each patient's unique treatment plan will be created during their consultation at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA.
"Choosing a surgeon in Beverly Hills is easy if you take my recommendation. I've known so many surgeons and yet I always recommend Dr. Trott. Soft spoken, well educated, with an eye for beauty and the skills of an artist! I've used her for years, along with my many friends, who like me, aren't impressed with marketing tricks but depend on experience and proven results when choosing someone to change their body. She is simply the leader in her field, liposuction, breast work and the latest "Silhouette" threads. Don't delay, go see her and you'll be amazed at the results."- D.D. / Yelp / Oct 30, 2017
"Silhouette Instalift is the way to go! It's easy, quick and affordable. However don't be fooled by others, make sure Dr. Trott does the procedure so the results will be perfect! Experience is the only criteria and she is the best!"- D.D. / Google / Oct 23, 2017
"Dr Trott is amazing, she's seriously such a genius. She gets me, and as a fellow female she understands exactly what it is I'm looking for. I had liposuction done to contour my body more and I never felt like I had to break down what my goal was- I literally told her to do whatever she thought would look best aesthetically and she DELIVERED. I'm beyond happy with the results, her after care regime is on point and she uses her own designed compression garment. She is simply the best, I cannot say enough good things about her and her skills."- S.V. / Yelp / Sep 23, 2017
"My visits with Dr. Trott are great. She makes room for me in her busy schedule for Botox. She is always warm, welcoming and makes me feel very comfortable. The entire staff is friendly and extremely accommodating. I look forward to all of my visits, and would recommend Dr. Trott to anyone."- N.G. / Google / Apr 08, 2017
"I met Dr. Trott through a mutual friend who thought I might be a good candidate for a thread lift. I felt a bit apprehensive about the procedure until Suzanne explained the process, answered my questions, and encouraged my feedback at every stage. She was so warm, loving and knowledgeable, that my fears disappeared; I knew I was in the hands of an experienced, caring, professional. My results are absolutely astonishing! It has been five days since the procedure. I looked younger ( jaw line tight, folds around mouth all but erased) immediately. I look younger everyday. I am 58 and now look better than I have in years. Thank you Dr. Trott for making it fun to look in the mirror once again. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Trott; you will be so glad you did!"- S.K. / Yelp / Aug 19, 2017
The best candidates for a thigh lift are those who are at or near a stable, healthy weight. Patients who have loose skin hanging from the inner and/or outer thigh are ideal candidates for this procedure. Because thighplasty is a skin tightening surgery, patients who simply wish to remove fat, but otherwise have good skin laxity, will be better suited for a liposuction procedure. However, for best results, a thigh lift may include some liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery, if performed alone, takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During a thigh lift surgery, the most common incision points are placed in the groin and in many cases, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, extends downward. The hanging skin is trimmed away and the underlying tissue is re-draped and tightened. Depending on the needs of the patient, the doctor will either perform a medial thigh lift, targeting the inner thigh, or a lateral tight lift, which targets the outer thigh. Patients who have an outer thigh lift will generally need to have their butt lifted as well. This combination approach is sometimes incorporated into an overall lower body lift for severe skin sagging. The recovery for a thigh lift is somewhat slow, but this is primarily due to the location of the incisions. On average, patients can expect to return to light activities within 2 weeks, and complete their recovery in about 6 – 8 weeks. Because of newly enhanced thighs and a slimmer thigh appearance, patients find that their self-confidence improves greatly after this surgery.
Depending on how much skin was removed, there may be scars that are evident outside of the groin area. Proper scar care is needed for the scars to heal safely. The surgeon will go over ways to minimize scarring during your recovery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $10,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Wear Short Shorts Again
Thigh lift surgery has changed the lives of countless men and women who used to hide loose and sagging skin in their thighs. This unsightly appearance creates anxiety when wearing shorts and makes wearing everyday clothing difficult. Our office has created gorgeous results for patients seeking thigh lift surgery. Please schedule a consultation to learn more.