Thigh Lift

What is a Thigh Lift?

Have you lost a significant amount of weight and are now bothered with excess tissue on your thighs? If so, you may be able to benefit from a thigh lift. A thigh lift is a procedure to reshape the thighs by eliminating excess fat and skin. This results in smoother skin and an overall more proportionate body shape.

A thigh lift offers the following benefits:

  • Smooths the look of the thighs.
  • Removed the dimpled, cellulite appearance on the thighs.
  • Eliminates excess tissue for a more comfortable you.
  • Improves self-confidence.

Candidates for a Thigh Lift

If you are considering a thigh lift to improve your thigh contours following weight loss, it is recommended that you be at a steady weight for at least six months before undergoing this procedure. This is because further weight fluctuation may negatively impact results. For more information regarding candidacy and if this procedure is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.

The Procedure

Your thigh lift incision pattern may vary depending on the location and amount of tissue to be removed. There are a number of thigh lift incision techniques, including:

Inner Thigh Lift Incision:

This incision is placed in the groin, extending down and wrapping around the back of the thigh.

Outer Thigh Lift Incision:

This incision extends from the groin around the hip and across the back.

Mini Thigh Lift:

This technique focuses on the upper, inner part of the thighs only. It required fewer incisions than other thigh lift options.

This procedure takes about two hours to complete on average and is completed on an outpatient basis. Patients will be able to notice improved thigh contours almost immediately, though results will improve with time.


Following your thigh lift procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising. Dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and small drains may be placed to collect excess fluid. We will provide you with specific recovery instructions to ensure the best results. You should take care to refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least six weeks after your procedure. Once healed, you may notice scarring where incisions were created. However, these scars should be able to be hidden by clothing and will fade with time.


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Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about how a thigh lift can help improve your body contours, contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ today! We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have as well as schedule your initial consultation appointment.

Thigh Lift FAQs

Can you get lipo on your inner thighs?

The most common area treated by this type of liposuction is the inner thigh, where fat deposits tend to accumulate quickly and are difficult to remove. However, it is also common to use this procedure on the outer thighs, particularly the back of thighs near the buttocks and the side of the thighs.

Can you get surgery to remove arm fat?

An arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of your upper arms. During an arm lift — also known as brachioplasty — excess skin and fat are removed from between the armpit and elbow.

Does a lower body lift include thighs?

A lower body lift includes the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue in the lower abdomen, as well as the reshaping and tightening of your thighs, buttocks, and flanks, according to Parcells.

Does insurance cover skin removal after weight loss?

Though heavy, excess skin left behind after weight loss can be considered a medical condition due to discomfort and increased risk for skin conditions, most insurance providers do not cover body lift surgery

How dangerous is a thigh lift?

In addition to most of the standard risks of surgery, there are some additional risks with a thigh lift or thighplasty. Standard risks include obvious things such as bleeding, infection, scars, numbness, wound healing problems, pain and anesthesia issues.

How do you get rid of loose skin on your thighs?

Although muscle tone can be tightened with targeted exercises, surgery is the only solution to remove excess skin. Surgical removal of excess skin and tissue with a thigh lift can slim the lines of the inner and outer thighs.

How long is recovery from a thigh lift?

In all cases, patients should rest as much as possible and avoid leg movement. Patients should plan to take seven to 10 days off work to recover. Bruising and swelling are usually gone within a month and patients are able to return to all normal activities within four to six months.

What are the different types of thigh lifts?

Types of thighplasty include inner thigh lift, bilateral thigh lift and medial thigh lift. An inner thigh lift focuses on the inner thigh, while a bilateral thigh lift focuses on tightening skin on the front and outside of the leg.

What does a thigh lift Cost?

How much does a thigh lift cost? The average cost of thigh lift surgery is $5,355, according to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.

What exercises help lose thigh fat?

Participating in total-body, muscle-strengthening activities at least two days a week may help you burn calories, reduce fat mass , and strengthen your thighs. Include lower-body exercises such as lunges, wall sits, inner/outer thigh lifts, and step-ups with just your body weight.

What is a bilateral thigh lift?

An inner thigh lift focuses on the inner thigh, while a bilateral thigh lift focuses on tightening skin on the front and outside of the leg. The surgeon makes an incision at the top of the leg, about where the lower edge of a bikini bottom or underwear would be.

Where are the scars for a thigh lift?

Generally, a thigh lift scar will be located in the crease between the front of your upper thigh and the pubic area. These scars are extensive but can be usually be well-concealed by undergarments and bikinis

Will a thigh lift get rid of cellulite?

The goal of a thigh lift isnt to get rid of cellulite, however. The objective of the surgery is to reshape the thighs by removing excess, sagging skin. The underlying muscle and tissue is tightened to create smoother and more toned thighs

Does running get rid of cellulite?

Since cardio burns calories, it can reduce your overall body fat, which makes cellulite harder to notice. Anything you would normally do for exercise, such as walking, running, hiking or cycling, can help in the overall battle to burn calories and blast celluli


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