Resculpt your Legs with a Thigh Lift

Do you have the legs you’ve always wanted? If you think yours could be a little tighter and toned, you’re not alone. People choose thigh lifts for many reasons, like:

  • Weight loss after pregnancy, diet or gastric bypass surgery,
  • Getting older,
  • Changes in body composition, or
  • Genetics.

If you’ve tried without success to shape your thighs through diet and exercise, a thigh lift could firm them and make them more in proportion to the rest of your body.

A thigh lift removes unwanted skin from your upper legs, for smoother, shapelier thighs.

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted skin from your upper legs, for smoother, shapelier thighs. It’s different from liposuction, which removes excess fat where skin has good elasticity. If the skin on your thighs has poor elasticity, along the inner thigh and/or the outer thigh, a thigh lift may be a better option, though sometimes the two are performed together.

Your Annapolis Thigh Lift Consultation

If you’re considering a thigh lift, your next step should be a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at our main office in Annapolis or at one of our satellite offices in Easton or Prince Frederick.

During the consultation in one of our comfortable exam rooms, the doctor will review your goals and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for a thigh lift.

The consultation typically includes a discussion of:

  • Your goals: why do you want the surgery and what outcome are you hoping for?
  • Your medical history and your lifestyle. You’ll talk about things like:
    • Are you taking any prescription or nonprescription drugs and/or herbal supplements?
    • Do you smoke?
    • Have you had any previous surgeries?
  • Your areas of concern. The doctor will examine and evaluate your thighs.

You’ll also discuss the procedure. You’ll have time to ask whatever questions you have to make the right decision. We recommend writing down your questions beforehand, so you won’t forget to ask. When you leave, you’ll know if a thigh lift is right for you. If it is, you’ll also have a plan for moving forward.

If you’re considering a thigh lift, your next step should be a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

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Understanding the Thigh Lift Procedure

A thigh lift is a quick and relatively simple procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform thigh lifts under general anesthesia in in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art, ambulatory surgery center in Annapolis. It’s an outpatient procedure, so you’ll go home the same day.

The exact placement and size of the incisions—there are typically one or two—depends on the area(s) you’re treating and how much skin will be removed. Often, the surgeon can make the incisions where they’ll be hidden by clothing and swimsuits.

Thigh Lift Recovery and Results

Recovering from a thigh lift procedure typically takes a week or two. You’ll see a smoother and tighter contour almost immediately, though you may have some initial swelling and bruising. Most people find themselves returning to normal activity within two weeks and to their fitness routines after four to six weeks.

What are the risks of a thigh lift?

As with most surgical procedures, you may have some post-operative pain for a few days, but it can be easily controlled with medication prescribed by your doctor.

The only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for a thigh lift is to speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons, to decide if a thigh lift would meet your goals.