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.
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"I had implants done with him and am so happy with my choice. Dr. Rosenbaum was referred to me by a very accomplished New York plastic surgeon, who specializes in breast surgery. I live in South Florida and wanted to do my surgery here. I had such a great experience with Dr. Rosenbaum and am so thankful. He is thorough, knowledgeable, made me feel extremely comfortable during the entire process, and most importantly, gave me beautiful results! Exactly what I asked for."- J. / Healthgrades / Sep 03, 2018
"It's not easy finding a doctor who you can trust these days but I have to say Dr. Rosenbaum exceeded my expectations. At our first meeting he was honest and forthright in what his outcome for my breast augmentation would be. I've had several surgeries and at this point I was a bit hesitant as to what Dr. Rosenbaum was able to fix. After fifteen years of having implants I removed them in December. As you know with age things don't look the same so I opted to put them back in after being out seven months. The results after surgery were amazing!!! I am so happy to have my body back to normal. Dr. Rosenbaum and his staff were very professional and I would recommend him. Especially if you have a challenging case he is your go to doctor to fix it. I'm so grateful for making me look and feel beautiful again."- C.R. / Google / Aug 09, 2018
"At 72...a tummy tuck was not on my bucket list...but 2 abdominal surgeries left me with a large hernia and my general surgeon said I would get the best result by having a plastic surgeon do the "tuck" at the same time. He recommended Dr. Rosenbaum and I am so happy he did. The result is AMAZING! The surgery was more complicated than expected and Dr. R went above and beyond to make sure I had the best result..which I did. I highly recommend him."- B.K. / Healthgrades / Jul 25, 2018
"At the age of 50 the last thing a woman wants to hear is that she has breast cancer, but I was immensely blessed that I was referred to Dr. Rosenbaum. He and his staff are a blessing. To me Dr. Rosenbaum is the best surgeon anyone can have. He is very caring and knowledgable and his staff very professional and accommodating to your needs. Look no further, you can not find in Florida a better surgeon than Dr. Rosenbaum and his staff"- E.R. / Healthgrades / May 16, 2018
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
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.