After significant weight loss or natural aging, our skin loses its ability to snap back into place. As a result, it begins to sag.
One of the most noticeable places where this occurs is on the inside of the thighs. Not only does this create an unattractive appearance, it can cause you to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit, shorts or a skirt. This can create a serious dilemma in the heat and lifestyle of sunny Silicon Valley.
To learn more about how a thigh lift can help you achieve the toned, athletic-looking thighs you’ve always wanted, please contact Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery today online or at 650-934-7020 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. We serve the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.
What Is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a safe and effective body contouring procedure designed to surgically remove excess skin and fat from your thighs and tighten the remaining tissue and skin to create a firm, toned and youthful arm appearance.
Whether performed as an outer thigh lift, inner thigh lift or combination surgery, the goal of thigh reduction surgery is to address:
- Saggy skin on the legs
- Inelastic skin quality
- Dimpled texture of the skin
A leg lift defines your thighs’ contours by lifting the skin and removing excess skin as well as tightening the underlying tissues. You may choose to combine liposuction with your thigh plasty to remove fat deposits beneath the sagging skin.
Thigh Lift Recovery
Every patient recovers at his or her own pace, but generally, you can except your thigh lift recovery to last several weeks. The length of your recovery is dependent on several factors, such as the extent of your procedure and whether your leg lift was performed alone or as part of a combination procedure like a mommy makeover.
You should expect some bruising and swelling around the surgical area, but this will gradually subside in the initial weeks following your surgery. You will be provided with compression garments and medications to help with these issues. You should be prepared to take a week or two off from work and avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks as your body heals.
Does a Thigh Lift Leave a Visible Scar?
There are several incision techniques and options that can be employed by our board-certified plastic surgeons to perform your leg lift. In some cases, multiple incisions may be necessary to achieve optimal results. In every surgical procedure, we always strive to place the incisions as inconspicuously as possible, such as along the groin crease or bikini line. Some scarring may be visible when you are undressed or in a particularly revealing bikini.
Even though thigh lift surgery may result in some scarring, our patients find that the benefits of looking great and feeling confident and comfortable far outweigh the concerns of a discreet thigh lift scar.
Just like you, your thigh lift procedure and recovery are unique. Your surgeon will thoroughly explain what to expect after your procedure and provide you with detailed instructions to ensure a quick and optimal recovery.
How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?
The techniques and target areas can vary from patient to patient, meaning that cost will also vary from one thigh lift procedure to the next. Depending on the type of leg lift performed, the extent of work needed and whether or not your surgery is combined with other treatments, the cost of your procedure could differ greatly from others.
The best way to get a clear idea on what you can expect to pay for your thigh lift is to meet personally with one of our physicians in a free and confidential consultation. Please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 today.
What to Expect
During your initial consultation, you will speak directly with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who will work to understand your goals, answer your questions, explain your options and assess your candidacy for surgery. You will also receive a detailed explanation of the procedure you are considering and be provided with a cost estimate.
Our plastic surgeons serve patients in and around Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and throughout the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.