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.
"Dr. Trott has changed my life! I found her by getting recommendations from about 4 girlfriends who had the same procedure I was going in for. All were happy with their results, so I knew she was definitely someone I wanted to meet with. As soon as I met her for my initial consultation, I knew she was the surgeon for me. She is beyond friendly and warm and I knew I would be in good hands. She really took her time with me, showing me additional photos, thoroughly explaining the procedure to me. Aside from me really liking her work, I was happy with the fact that she only performs one surgery a day so she can take her time. I had met with another surgeon who would have slotted me as his 4th surgery for the day. Her surgical team is amazing, I didn't have one complication. She came to visit me at the aftercare facility and makes herself available to her patients by cellphone. Addy, her office manager, is so friendly and helpful. I am still healing but am already so happy with the results! Everyone I know tells me how amazing I look and that the work looks so natural. I literally cannot say enough good things about Dr. Trott. She is THE BEST!!!"- S.S. / Yelp / Jan 05, 2018
"Dr. Trott is incredible! She came highly recommended from my OBGYN. If you have any questions about a procedure, book a consultation, she and her team will go over EVERYTHING and answer every single question you have (and I had a lot). I felt very confident about my surgery, what to expect before and after, and what the recovery would be like. I am so happy with my results and have never..."- L. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2019
"I recently had a "mommy makeover" with Dr. Trott. I've always worked out hard and eaten healthy food, but as a mom of two boys, working full time, I was not happy with how my body looked. Dr. Trott performed a breast reduction with a lift as well as some liposuction around my abdominal area and back. Dr. Trott had been recommended to me by a friend who also happens to be a surgical nurse, and I trusted her recommendation and I'm so glad I did. This procedure literally changed my whole attitude and increased my confidence tremendously. I used to hide my breasts with baggy shirts and minimizer bras. I had neck and shoulder pain constantly. Those issues have completely disappeared. My husband always said he loved me and looked great all the time, but now, he says I look like I did before I had our children and he's thrilled. The only thing I'm disappointed with is that it took me so long to make this decision."- S. / Healthgrades / Jul 19, 2020
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything, you're truly "the best of the best". Every aspect, from the initial consultation to seeing the final results has far exceeded my expectations. You've changed my life in so many ways! I was so impressed with your kind and approachable nature. You answered every question and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I had complete confidence in my decision from my first conversation with you. And now that I can see the results of your hard work and talent I am completely in awe and couldn't have dreamed of it being any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2020
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything, you’re truly "the best of the best". Every aspect, from the initial consultation to seeing the final results has far exceeded my expectations. You’ve changed my life in so many ways! I was so impressed with your kind and approachable nature. You answered every question and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I had complete confidence in my decision from my first conversation with you. And now that I can see the results of your hard work and talent I am completely in awe and couldn’t have dreamed of it being any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2020
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
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
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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.