Thigh Lift Surgery (Thighplasty for Inner and/or Outer Thigh Skin Removal) – New York, NY

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About Thigh Lift Surgery

Losing weight is a great victory for any person. But women and men who reach their goal weight may need one more step to finish their body transformation. Depending on how long you carried the extra weight and how much weight you lost, extra skin may be a separate problem if the skin was not able to shrink to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are especially an area of concern for most patients. Highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio offers thigh lift surgery (also known as thighplasty) at Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY, which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a more contoured appearance. Thigh lift surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients fighting sagging skin on the thighs.

Ideal Candidates

Thigh lift surgery is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that corrects sagging skin. A thigh lift is best as an after weight loss procedure. It is typically performed on patients who have lost at least 100 pounds. It is also popular in older men and women who are fighting sagging skin due to age, as well as with women whose body weight changed due to pregnancy. If you have wrinkly, loose, or hanging skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), a thigh lift may be an option. 

Surgical Technique

During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. An incision is made around the upper area of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh and torso meet. This incision often runs down to the middle point of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if wanted) to remove isolated pockets of fat, as well as to excise all loose skin at the upper thigh. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is taut and safely secured with sutures. In certain cases, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of tissue being removed. This surgery at Uptown Body Contouring reshapes the whole thigh area, leaving a shapelier and tighter appearance.

What to Expect

A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to complete. As soon as the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home for recovery. There may be bruising, discomfort, and swelling during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and able to walk slowly, which is important for better blood circulation and faster healing. The total recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by Dr. Del Vecchio will help the incision to heal so it is less visible. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs may help you boost your confidence, and you can reveal your legs with pride.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
The total cost of thigh lift surgery will include many fees, including those for the surgical facility, anesthesia, tests, and more. When Dr. Del Vecchio has created your personal thigh lift plan in your consultation, he will be better able to estimate your costs. Uptown Body Contouring can help you find low-interest financing that will make your thigh lift easier to afford so you can focus on selecting a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Del Vecchio.

Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
A thigh lift is the best choice to improve the contour and appearance of your legs. Since the procedure calls for skin tightening and addressing excessive fat deposits, it may improve the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your legs. If you are worried about cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Del Vecchio know during your consultation so he can personalize your surgical plan to match your goals.

How long will my results last?
If you follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and regular exercise, you should enjoy the results of your thigh lift for a long time. Dr. Del Vecchio suggests you be at or near a stable weight before surgery so it is easy to maintain your results. Pregnancy or significant weight changes after a thighplasty can compromise your results. During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will explain what you can do to make your thigh lift results last longer.

What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
While there are nonsurgical procedures for skin tightening and fat reduction, they may help with minor imperfections. A surgical thigh lift is the best way to address moderate to severe amounts of sagging skin and pockets of fat on your legs. If you are interested in nonsurgical treatments, ask Dr. Del Vecchio for more information during your consultation. He will explain the benefits and drawbacks of nonsurgical and surgical thigh lift options, as well as his suggestion on which would better suit your goals.

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If you have hanging skin on your legs that causes anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to call Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY to learn more about surgical thigh lifts. It is common for patients to combine this surgery with other cosmetic procedures, especially ones that treat the lower body, like a tummy tuck or abdominal sculpting, depending on your unique goals. Schedule your consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio and get the toned appearance you desire.

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