What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift, sometimes referred to as a thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that can lift, tighten, remove excess skin, and re-contour the thighs. It can also improve the overall circumference of the thigh.
It is important to note that a thigh lift is not intended for removing fat alone. If you’re looking to remove just excess fat from the upper thigh, then you should consider Liposuction as a surgical option. In some cases, combining a thigh lift with liposuction is recommended.
- Men and women who have had significant weight loss
- Men and women whose weight is relatively stable
- Men and women with excess tissue around the inner or outer thigh region
- People in reasonably good health who have realistic expectations
Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi perform thigh lifts as an outpatient procedure in Long Island, New York. The procedure typically lasts between 2 – 3 hours under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Incisions are hidden, but Dr. Lin and Cohen-Kashi will speak with you regarding the exact location during your consultation, because the placement of the incision is dependent on the areas being treated.
After surgery, bandages are placed over incisions and surgical drains are placed to help remove any excess fluid that accumulates in the area. In some cases, Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi will provide a surgical compression garment to minimize swelling and support your new body contour. The average recovery time is between 4-6 weeks, but can vary depending on the individual and the surgical plan. During the first two weeks, however, it’s important to move slowly and avoid pulling any incisions, because open wounds in the thigh region can take a long time to heal.