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.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"I’ve had such an amazing experience with Dr. Delvecchio and his staff. They are all very welcoming and knowledgeable. During my consultation, i knew right away that i 100% wanted to get my surgery with Dr. DelVechhio. He’s attentive, caring, SAFE, and really knows what he’s talking about. No wonder he is well-known internationally, because his work is amazing!!! I’m currently 3 weeks post-op, and i’m feeling great. I’ve had a speedy recovery and best of all, i love my results and i’m not even fully recovered yet! I’ve had a really low self-esteem these past few years, and Dr. DelVechhio has brought my self-esteem back up. I 100% recommend Dr. DelVecchio! His work is out of this world! Thank you Dr. DelVechhio and staff for taking great care of me and helping me feel great again!"- Y.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
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.