Thigh Lift in Scottsdale, AZ

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What is a thigh lift?

Losing weight is a great victory for any person. But men and women who achieve their weight loss goals may need one extra step to complete their physical transformation. Based on how long you were overweight and how much of that weight you lost, excess skin may be an additional concern. Sometimes, the skin is unable to shrink to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are an area of trouble for most patients. At Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, our plastic surgeons offer a surgical thigh lift (also known as thighplasty), which removes excess skin on the outer and inner thighs to create a tighter, more contoured look. Thigh lift surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural-looking results for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of saggy skin on the thighs.

What to Expect with Thigh Lift Surgery

A thigh lift is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that treats sagging skin on the thighs. Generally, we can perform a thighplasty as an after weight loss treatment. It works best for patients who have lost 100 or more pounds. It is also helpful for older people who want to reduce excess skin caused by age or women whose body weight changed because of pregnancy and childbirth. If you have hanging, loose, or wrinkly skin on the upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), a thigh lift may be a good option.

Thigh lift surgery takes about 2 – 3 hours to perform, and we use general anesthesia to help keep you comfortable. Surgical incisions can vary based on candidacy, but typically are made either on the inside of the thigh, or across the top of the thigh. This incision technique provides enough space to use surgical liposuction (if necessary) to remove stubborn pockets of fat and excise the excess skin at the top of the thigh. Finally, we stretch the remaining skin to tighten and secure it with sutures.

As soon as the procedure is over, we will monitor you and then send you home for recovery. At first, you may experience discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Within the first several days, many patients can get up and slowly walk around, which improves circulation and healing. Overall, the recovery takes about 6 – 8 weeks.

Get Tighter, Toned Thighs

If you have excess skin on your legs that creates anxiety or embarrassment, we encourage you to contact Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to learn more about thigh lift surgery. Depending on your specific needs, you can combine a thigh lift procedure with other contouring treatments for the lower body, including a tummy tuck or a lower body lift. Schedule your appointment with our team and attain slimmer-looking thighs.

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