Thigh Lift Surgery (Thighplasty for Inner and/or Outer Thigh Skin Removal) – Miami Beach, FL

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About Thigh Lift Surgery

Losing weight is an impressive accomplishment for anyone. However, once you make it to your ideal weight, you may still need one additional step to finalize your appearance. Depending on how long you had extra weight and how much weight you lost, excess skin may be an issue if the skin was not able to mold to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are specifically an area of concern for a lot of patients. Miami Beach, FL plastic surgeon Dr. Gary J. Rosenbaum offers thigh lift surgery (also called thighplasty), which trims loose skin on the outer and/or inner thighs to reveal a firmer, more contoured appearance. Thighplasty surgery has risen in popularity at Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. because it can help his Miami Beach patients enjoy the warm weather and beaches while they look great in short shorts or swimsuits.

Ideal Candidates

A thigh lift is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that improves the appearance of excess skin. Thighplasty is typically an after weight loss procedure. It is commonly performed on patients who have lost 100 or more pounds. It is also popular for older people who are concerned about excess skin due to age, as well as with women whose body shape changed due to pregnancy. If you have hanging, wrinkly, or loose skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), thigh lift surgery may be a big help. Please remember that if cellulite is your main problem, Dr. Rosenbaum can suggest other procedures that are designed to help decrease the appearance of cellulite.

Surgical Technique

During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is commonly administered. An incision is made close to the top portion of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh attaches to the torso. This incision typically continues down to the mid point of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if necessary) to remove isolated pockets of fat as well as to trim all loose skin at the top thigh area. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is tight and safely secured with sutures. In specific 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 Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. reshapes the complete thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.

What to Expect

Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 – 3 hours to complete. After the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home to begin your recovery. There is typically swelling, discomfort, and bruising during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and slowly walking, which is recommended for improved blood circulation and speedier healing. The full recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by Dr. Rosenbaum will help the incision to heal well. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs can help you raise your self-esteem, and you can show off your legs with pride.

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If you have excess skin on your inner or outer thighs that causes anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to call Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. in Miami Beach, FL to learn more about thighplasty. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other contouring procedures, especially surgeries that correct the lower body including stomach surgery or a lower body lift, depending on your individual needs. Schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Rosenbaum and get the slimmer appearance you desire.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.