what is a thigh lift?
Weight loss is a victory that any person should be proud of. But weight loss may leave some people with excess skin that makes them feel self-conscious and causes discomfort. The thighs, in particular, are a common aesthetic concern for most people, especially when the skin isn't able to shrink back down to the body's new smaller shape and size. At our Beverly Hills, CA office, Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers men and women a signature LipoLift® thigh lift, to address loose, extra skin and create a more toned and tightened look to the inner and outer thigh. Thigh lift surgery has increased in popularity since it can produce dramatic, natural-looking results for anyone dealing with sagging skin on their thighs. If you're ready for thighs that are tighter, more toned, and younger-looking, contact our office today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Schwartz.
What Are The Benefits Of A Thigh Lift?
A custom-tailored thigh lift surgical plan designed and performed by Dr. Schwartz offers a number of excellent aesthetic and functional benefits, including:
- Eliminating unwanted fat
- Removing loose, saggy excess skin
- Tightening, firming, and toning the thighs
- Improving proportion and symmetry
- Reducing the appearance of cellulite
- Diminishing stretch marks
- Smoothing the skin
- Achieving a more youthful look
- Enhancing comfort
- Allowing more wardrobe options
- Boosting self-confidence and self-image
- Results can be dramatic and long-lasting
Thigh Lift Reviews
"Dr Schwartz is fantastic! He has the kindest bedside manner, as he is is patient, making sure to explain everything and answer all my questions. I felt extremely comfortable with him the entire time (despite the fact that I am usually very shy, especially with my body). My priority is to keep things natural and Dr Schwartz was on the same page. He has incredible skill. I could not be happier with my result!"- R.L. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
"I could not be happier with my results. Dr Schwartz and his staff are amazing. The best of the best!"- H.S. / Google / Feb 09, 2021
"Que me ayudo con mi problema del dedo excelente trabajo y lo recomiendo es un buen cirujano"- M.M. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2021
"I am loving my results and I have never been happier in my entire life. Dr Schwartz and his entire staff are friendly, welcoming and top notch professionals. Highly recommended - definitely the best of the best! ❤️"- H.S. / Facebook / Feb 11, 2021
"It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Jaime Schwartz he put me completely at ease and now I can’t wait until I have my Plastic Surgery. And he’s was a lot of fun . Very cool man . He answered all the questions that I was worried about . Hope to see you soon"- B.E. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
am i a candidate for a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that addresses sagging skin. Thighplasty is most effective as a post-weight loss treatment. Thigh lift surgery is often used on patients who have lost at least 100 pounds. It's also helpful in older women and men who are concerned about sagging skin caused by the effects of natural aging, as well as with women whose weight changed from pregnancy and childbirth. If you have loose, hanging, or wrinkly skin on the upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), this surgery may be a good option. Please keep in mind that if cellulite is your main concern, Dr. Schwartz can recommend other procedures that can help improve the appearance of cellulite.
How is a thigh lift performed?
There are several types of thigh lifts, and during your consultation with Dr. Schwartz, he will work with you to create a personalized thigh lift surgical plan to meet your aesthetic goals. Patients that have more excess skin and fat to be removed will require more complex incisions.
For a thigh lift, general anesthesia is typically used. An incision is made near the top of the leg in the natural crease where the thigh and torso meet. This incision often extends along to the middle point of the thigh. This permits enough space to perform liposuction (if wanted ) to remove isolated pockets of fat and to trim away all excess skin in the upper thigh. The skin will be pulled upward — so it is taut and secured with sutures. In certain cases, an additional incision may be necessary underneath the butt or in the outer thigh area, depending on the quantity of tissue being addressed.
A thigh lift is often combined with a brachioplasty (arm lift) to rid the upper arms of sagging skin and/or a body lift to lift the sagging skin on the buttocks and abdomen. Thigh lift surgeries can vary in length of time and complexity, depending upon the amount of skin removed and whether or not you elect to combine a thigh lift with a butt lift or other body contouring procedures.
how long is recovery after a thigh lift?
Following your signature thigh lift, Dr. Schwartz will typically tell you to plan to take a week off from work and refrain from normal activities — so you can rest and reduce motion and allow the sutures time to heal. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for at least a month, including vigorous exercise. You may be given compression garments to wear during your recovery period. Your follow-up with Dr. Schwartz will be scheduled one week after your procedure at our Beverly Hills, CA facility.
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Thigh Lift FAQ
does a thigh lift address Cellulite?
A thigh lift procedure is not designed to correct cellulite, but if dimpling is a concern, you can discuss cellulite treatment options such as Cellfina with Dr. Schwartz during your initial consultation.
will a thigh lift make my thighs smaller?
While you may lose additional weight through a signature thigh lift, this procedure is not meant as a weight-loss tool but as post-weight loss sculpting of the thighs. After your thigh lift, you will have a smoother thigh contour, one that’s more toned in appearance.
when will i see Results from my thigh lift?
As the swelling decreases, around six months post-op, you should see your final results; slimmer, smoother, younger-looking thighs. With any lifting surgery, the results should be long-lasting as long as you follow all of your post-op guidelines and maintain your weight after the procedure.
Get tighter, more toned thighs
If you notice excess skin on your inner or outer thighs that creates anxiety, frustration, or embarrassment, we encourage you to call our office in Beverly Hills, CA, to learn more about thighplasty. It's common for patients to combine this surgery with one or more cosmetic procedures, especially procedures that treat the lower body, including a tummy tuck or a lower body lift, based on your unique condition. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Schwartz today and get the tighter look you want.
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