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 am impressed by Dr. Rosenbaum's professionalism, experience, attention to detail and "bedside" manner. His staff is friendly and efficient. I highly recommend him."- R.R. / Google / Jun 20, 2019
"Barbara SorianoWhen I lost over 30 lbs a couple years ago, I was not happy with the way my neck and my breast looked. I started researching plastic surgeons that could help me with a neck and breast lift. I consulted a few in New York and New Jersey, but wasn’t satisfied with what they were offering. Then, after taking my cousin’s advice, I started to look for a doctor in Miami. That’s how I came across Dr. Rosenbaum I read all his credentials and reviews, and I wrote an email to his staff. From the first response I got from Gladys, I felt confident that I had found the place to have my surgery. Not long after, I flew to Miami to meet Dr. Rosenbaum. Everything was great— his office, his staff ,the way he spent time with me explaining the surgery and recuperation, the fact that he does his surgeries in Mt Sinai OR and you stay overnight. Not to mention, the personalized care and attention. I was sure I had found the doctor I was looking for. Dr. Rosenbaum is caring, professional, experienced, and a lovely person. I must also praise his staff. Nora was upfront about all costs and explained the financial aspects of the procedure in a simple, honest way. Yoli, his nurse, is lovely, and very professional , while Gladys was there for me every time I needed her before and after my procedure. I am so glad I flew from New York to Miami to have my 2 procedures with Dr. Rosenbaum, and could not be happier with the results! He’s changed my life and confidence.!"- B.S. / Google / Jun 05, 2019
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"Dr Rosenbaum changed my life for the best. I got exactly what I wished for and I couldn’t be more pleased with my amazing breast reduction results. From myfirst consultation, I knew I had chosen the right surgeon. Not only is he very professional, it is obvious that he’s an expert in breast surgery from his detailed explanation of the procedure. He made me feel comfortable from the start of my journey. The staff was also incredible, Yoli was always available to answer any post of questions."- C.N. / Google / May 26, 2019
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.