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Thigh Lift

A Blog on Inner Thigh Problems by Dr. Loftus

We have a solution for the extra skin and fat between your thighs. The inner thighs can be a problem area for women of any weight. Some women just carry more weight in their thighs. Complaints range from pants not fitting well to thigh skin rubbing together. The specific cosmetic surgery solution for your body depends on several factors.

Fat under the skin increases the size of your thighs. You should get as close to your ideal weight as possible, first. Next, if your thighs are still too big, liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat and restore thighs that are more proportional. Liposuction can be used as a standalone procedure if you do not have extra skin and if your skin has enough elasticity to tighten once the fat is removed. The procedure is performed by your plastic surgeon through multiple small incisions around a quarter of an inch long. Recovery involves wearing a tight compression garment for six weeks after surgery.

If you have loose skin or skin without enough elasticity to snap back, you will need skin removed to get a good result. This is common after massive weight loss. An inner thigh lift, also called a thighplasty, removes extra skin to create a better contour. This is just like a tailor altering pants to fit better. If the pants are too big in the thigh area, the tailor removes fabric along a seam in the inner thigh. The incisions in an inner thigh lift are placed between the thighs up and down (vertically) and along the groin crease (horizontally). The incisions are oriented in these two directions so that the procedure both lifts the thigh by pulling up on the skin (vertical) and tightens the thigh circumferentially (horizontal). Thigh lift procedures can create a dramatic improvement in thigh contour. The tradeoff is that you exchange extra skin for scars. The scars usually fade a great deal over time. If you would happily accept scars and a significant recovery in order to rid yourself of extra skin, then you may be happy with a thigh lift.

Thigh lift recovery is more extensive than liposuction because of the longer incisions. The risks are similar to any other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, but the rate of infection is higher. Your risks are lower when you are at your ideal weight.

We are excited to help you with your rejuvenation. We perform body contouring procedures, including body lifts, tummy tucks, arm lifts, breast lifts, breast reductions and liposuction. Contact us today to set up a consultation.

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About Dr. Loftus


Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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