What You Need to Know About a Thigh Lift

Are you looking to reduce sagging skin on your thighs and improve the shape and contour of your legs? A thigh lift may be the proper procedure for you. Keep reading to learn about the thigh lift and how it can help improve your confidence.

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical body contouring procedure that removes excess skin from the thighs while reshaping them to create a smoother look. The goal of a thigh lift is to improve the overall appearance of your legs by reducing sagging skin to create firmer, more youthful-looking thighs.

Who Is Eligible For A Thigh Lift?

Typically, people who are good candidates for a thigh lift are those who have lost significant weight or have excess skin on their thighs due to aging or other factors. You should consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hetal Fichadia to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure based on your individual needs and goals.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

The steps involved in a thigh lift procedure will depend on your individual needs and goals; however, generally speaking, it involves making incisions along the inside or outside of the thighs so excess skin and stubborn fat can be removed. Then, any remaining skin will be tightened and secured with sutures before being closed with tiny stitches or staples. This procedure helps achieve smoother contours while reducing wrinkles and dimples in the treated area. The thigh lift is sometimes combined with liposuction to further contour nearby areas like the hips, buttocks, or stomach.

Thigh Lifts Results & Recovery

Thigh lifts can produce long-lasting results; however, it is essential to remember that these results may vary based on individual factors such as age and lifestyle habits (e.g., diet and exercise). Generally speaking, patients can expect visible results immediately after surgery which will continue improving over time as swelling subsides. Full recovery can take up to two months, depending on the complexity of the procedure performed; however, most patients feel comfortable returning to their normal activities within 4-6 weeks after surgery. Dr. Fichadia will provide a detailed recovery plan with instructions.

Why Choose Dr. Fichadia For Your Thigh Lift

When choosing a qualified plastic surgeon for your thigh lift, it’s essential to do research and ensure that your chosen plastic surgeon is board certified and has the required knowledge to perform a safe and effective procedure. In Portland, Oregon, Dr. Fichadia offers exceptional body contouring results. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing each patient with cosmetic and medical care tailored specifically for them during their journey toward achieving their aesthetic goals.

Our team is led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hetal Fichadia who has extensive experience performing body plastic surgery procedures such as mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, labiaplasty, arm lifts, liposuction, gynecomastia surgery, many more. During a consultation, Dr. Fichadia can discuss your cosmetic goals and help you determine the best surgical approach to your body needs.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you considering getting a thigh lift? If so, schedule a consultation today at our Portland office by calling or filling out our online contact form.