A thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the upper, inner thighs. This area is often resistant to diet and exercise. In addition, for many people, skin or fat on the inner thighs can cause significant irritation when legs rub together during physical activity.
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Why Choose Us
- Kaufman Plastic Surgery has an established reputation in the Sacramento area as post-weight loss body contouring specialists. We perform a high volume of thigh lifts every year, and hold patient satisfaction as a top priority.
- Dr. David Kaufman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has gone on to achieve the Maintenance of Certification® from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which puts an even greater emphasis on a positive patient experience.
- Expertise matters across all aspects of plastic surgery. We’re proud to say that the majority of our staff has been with us for several years, and we’ve been working with the same group of anesthesiologists almost as long as we’ve been in practice.
- We have the right combination of technical skill and emotional sensitivity to appreciate the big picture of post-weight loss body contouring. Our patients know that we value long-term relationships, and return to us again and again.
What to Expect
If you’ve ever experienced discomfort or self-consciousness because of excess skin in the upper thigh area, then thigh lift surgery may be for you. The best candidates for thigh lifts are men and women who lead relatively healthy lifestyles, but whose inner thighs retain fat despite diet and exercise.
Many men and women who have lost a significant weight are good candidates for a post weight loss thigh lift, while other patients choose thigh lift surgery to counteract some of the evidence of the natural aging process.
If you’re considering a thigh lift, scheduling a consultation at Kaufman Plastic Surgery is the first step. During this time you can talk to Dr. David Kaufman about your personal goals and hopes for surgery to make sure a thigh lift is the right solution for you. For example, if your appearance concerns are related more to excess fatty tissue rather than loose skin, you may see good results from liposuction rather than a full thigh lift. Dr. Kaufman will talk more about your options, as well as give you detailed pre- and post-op instructions.
Preparing for Your Thigh Lift
For patients who undergo a thigh lift, excess skin and fat of the upper thighs is removed and the remaining skin is lifted to a new position and sutured in place. Often, a thigh lift is combined with liposuction to fully recontour the legs. A thigh lift typically takes 2 to 3 hours to perform.
Recovery & Results
After your thigh lift, you can plan on taking 1 to 2 weeks away from work and about 6 more weeks of healing before returning to full activity. Thigh lift scars are hidden in the natural contours of the body for a flattering final result that showcases the shape of your lower body.
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