About Thigh Lift Surgery
Our skilled team of plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is thrilled to provide area men and women with a variety of cosmetic options to enhance their look. Those who are unable to achieve a tighter silhouette to their upper legs with diet and exercise alone may be a good candidate for thigh lift surgery. This procedure removes loose skin from the inner thigh for a more defined look. In some cases, liposuction may be included. If a significant amount of liposuction is required, your surgeon may recommend first having thigh liposuction, and then coming back for a second operation to remove the extra skin from the thigh.
The two thigh lift options are a medial thigh lift or a vertical thigh lift. The medial thigh lift is for excess skin confined to the upper 1/3 of the inner thigh and that incision lays in the natural groove between the pubic bone and thigh. A vertical thigh lift is for patients with skin beyond the upper 1/3 of the inner thigh, and the incision for vertical thigh lift is down the inside of the thigh from the groin to the knee area. Call our Reston, VA office to learn more about how thigh lift surgery can help you.
The ideal candidates for surgical skin tightening of the thigh are:
- Men and women who have stretch marks and loose skin of their inner thigh
- Men and women who have had significant weight loss and have maintained their goal weight
- Men and women who are in overall good health and do not smoke
"Austin-Weston is amazing. My first experience with them was in 2007 when I had a life-changing breast reduction. I healed quickly, had minimal scarring and was able to finally buy a shirt that buttoned within weeks of the surgery. 10 years later, I'm still thrilled with the results.For the past year, I've been seeing Savannah for laser hair removal of some hair in undesirable places. Each time, Savannah is incredibly nice and gentle... And there's a noticeable difference each time. After 6 full sessions and a few touch ups, you can't even tell! And after 30 years on this earth, she informed me that I did not have oily skin and switched me over to an Austin-Weston moisturizer that has greatly improved my complexion and made my skin look so much better!The hair removal has greatly improved my confidence and I'm so excited about the results!"- N.C. / Yelp / Dec 12, 2017
"I've been seeing dr. Christopher knots for a little over a year now at Austin Weston Center I've been seeing dr. Christopher Knotts for fillers and Botox I have to say he is the most talented plastic surgeon I've ever been he has a very artistic eye and he is so very kind and he listens to what you want and I highly recommend dr. Christopher Knotts at the Austin Weston Center for any kind of plastic surgery you will not be disappointed"- D.F. / Yelp / May 01, 2018
"Jocelyn is a miracle worker ! She wholly has an aesthetic eye for detail and perfection. I've come to her at least four times now. Each time, she has taken the time to listen (and truly listen! Not cutting me off or dismissing my concerns or questions like previous medical professionals I have encountered). I usually come with a list of 5-7 questions and an ideal beauty goal in mind. She is very knowledgeable and patient. And most of all, she's realistic in her approach and practice. I appreciate that very much. She doesn't upsell procedures like other greedy doctors and nurses. As you can tell, I've had appalling experiences in the past. But, Jocelyn has shown me the light! I feel valued as a patient whenever I come into the Austin-Weston Center. I will never let anyone else touch my face but her! [Update] I am beyond satisfied with the results that Jocelyn has given me! The fillers look so natural and has enhanced my facial features . I am so pleased:)"- F.T. / Yelp / Apr 27, 2018
"Dr. Knotts is simply one of the best doctors in the field of cosmetic surgery. He cares about conditions faced by his patients, listens to their concerns, and actively works with them to address the issue. He is considered as an authoritative figure in the field, based on the success of procedures he performed, and the extensive paper and journal articles he has written on the subject."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Apr 21, 2018
"One of the Best Doctors in His Field - Dr. Knotts is simply one of the best doctors in the field of cosmetic surgery. He cares about conditions faced by his patients, listens to their concerns, and actively works with them to address the issue. He is considered as an authoritative figure in the field, based on the success of procedures he performed, and the extensive paper and journal articles he has written on the subject."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 20, 2018
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery is performed quite often, and is particularly common after weight loss. The surgery can be performed in an outpatient setting, but if combined with another procedure, an overnight stay at our surgical center may be encouraged. The incision for the thigh lift varies from patient to patient depending on what type of thigh lift is being performed (medial vs. lateral), as well as the amount, location, and severity of the loose skin being removed. This cosmetic procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and usually takes 1 – 3 hours in the operating room. Most patients take off work for 1-2 weeks.
After a thigh lift, swelling and bruising will be evident for a few weeks. Scar care is initiated from early on, and the scar will initially be red or pigmented, but will mature and look better each month. The scar fades significantly after 1-2 years. Most patients are back doing regular activity by 3 weeks and can resume physical exertion around 6 weeks. Postop photos are taken at 3 months typically.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,400 - $13,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
Recontour Your Thighs
If you want a slimmer, more flattering figure and have tried to lose the weight on the thighs with a healthy diet and exercise, a thigh lift surgery may help get you to your goals. We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that will give you toned thighs with less loose skin. Schedule a consultation with our office today and learn how a thigh lift can revive your look.