What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical technique performed to contour the thighs, firm the skin and achieve a more sculpted, attractive shape. A thigh lift is often performed with liposuction to achieve optimal results. A thigh lift addresses a variety of cosmetic concerns, most specifically loose skin caused by significant weight loss, pregnancy, or other surgical procedures.

Thight Lift Benefits

A thigh lift, otherwise known as a thighplasty, offers specific benefits for our Orange County patients, including:

  • Lifts the skin, creating an athletic, lean shape
  • Tightens the underlying contours of the thighs
  • Eliminates the appearance of saggy skin

Thigh Lift Options

There are several techniques that can be used in a thigh lift. Each is designed to handle a different problem area. They may be used in combination, or some cases only require that a single one is used.

  • Inner thigh lift, which addresses the inner portion of the thighs by using an incision at the upper portion of the inner thigh.
  • Bilateral thigh lift, which addresses excess skin on the outer edge of the thighs.
  • Medial thigh lift, which addresses the upper part of the inner thigh with an incision running horizontally from the groin to just below the buttocks.

Who is a Candidate For a Thigh Lift?

Men and women who have loose skin on their thighs and would like to have a firmer, smoother thigh contour may be candidates for a thigh lift. Ideal candidates meet the following requirements:

  • Are at a stable weight that can be maintained
  • Would like to address sagging, loose, and dimpled skin on the thighs
  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic goals for thigh lift surgery
  • Are committed to a healthy, fit lifestyle

Thigh Lift Procedure

In most cases, especially when performed on its own, a thigh lift is an outpatient procedure that allows patients to go home the same day. It is performed under general anesthesia to maximize patient comfort.

Once the initial incision is made, Dr. Esmailian uses precise techniques to remove excess tissue underneath the skin and tighten the underlying structures. This gives a good general shape to the thighs. Once this is done, the skin is re-draped over the skin, allowing Dr. Esmailian to remove the correct amount. Once the excess skin is removed, the incision is closed with techniques that create minimal scarring.

As a premier cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Esmailian promises to deliver among the best thigh lifts in Orange County. He understands that there can be no compromise when it comes to cosmetic surgery, and he treats each patient as a separate person with separate needs from any other patient. Call us today to find out more about thigh lifts in our Orange County office.

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Recovery After Thigh Lift

Your recovery time varies depending on which thigh lift procedure you have. In general, there will be bruising and swelling, which will slowly fade over about a month. You will need 1-2 weeks off of work to heal and recover. During this time it’s important to rest as much as possible and keep your legs elevated. Don’t do any heavy lifting or exercise until 4-6 weeks after your procedure. 

Scars are typically inconspicuous and not easily noticeable, ensuring your results are as attractive as possible.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a dedicated, experienced, double board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is known as a top plastic surgeon in Orange County. His passion for helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and improve their quality of life is reflected in the satisfactions his patients have with the results of their procedures. Dr. Esmailian focuses on natural-looking outcomes that enhance and highlight the naturally attractive qualifities his patients possess, allowing them to achieve authentically beautiful results.

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