The excess skin around your thighs after losing significant weight will not go away on its own. Unfortunately, because of this, many men and women struggle to cover up or hide their legs even after the huge accomplishment of losing weight.
Our team feels that losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle should be rewarded, not met with yet another problem. With a customized thigh lift procedure, the surgeons at New Look New Life can help treat the excess skin and provide you with the slim and sexy legs you deserve.
What Is a Thigh Lift?
Cosmetic thigh lift surgery (thighplasty) removes excess skin from the upper thigh to eliminate the appearance of sagging thighs or loose skin of the thighs and knees. Thigh lift surgery is combined with liposuction techniques to reduce stubborn pockets of fat in the inner and out thighs.
Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?
New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is a boutique cosmetic surgery practice in the heart of New York City. Our entire team is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking results that will allow you to shine. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your thigh lift procedure to your needs and desires and practice one-on-one care throughout your body contouring process. From your pre-op consultation to after your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This personalized care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.
What Are the Benefits of Thigh Lift Surgery?
Thigh lift surgery is performed on women and men to:
- Remove excess skin left over from weight loss
- Reduce fat pockets in the inner and outer thigh
- Sculpt more shapely thighs
- Increase self-confidence
- Expand wardrobe opportunities
Am I a Candidate for Thighplasty?
Men and women consider thigh lift surgery to restore smoother, tighter thighs. This surgery is common after extreme weight loss when sagging skin becomes a significant concern. Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their body contouring results.
Thigh lift surgery is very safe and effective when performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, such as our professionals at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, and our thigh lift surgery produces very positive and pleasing results.
Learn more about what our previous patients have to say about their thigh lift with New Look New Life.
What Is Discussed During My Thigh Lift Consultation?
During your thigh lift consultation, your board-certified cosmetic surgeon will conduct a thorough consultation and evaluation of your medical condition. Once you are cleared as a candidate for your thigh lift, your surgical procedure will be scheduled.
During your thigh lift consultation, your surgeon will:
- Discuss your goals for your thigh lift
- Evaluate your skin condition
- Take photos
- Explain your surgical options
- Recommend any combination procedures
- Develop a surgical plan
If you think you may be a candidate for thigh lift surgery, contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.
How Can I Personalize My Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. This operation usually takes between two and four hours to complete, and you will be able to return home after a brief stay in our recovery suite.
Where Are My Thigh Lift Incisions Made?
Your thigh lift incisions will vary depending on the extent of your surgery and the amount of fat and excess skin to be treated.
Your surgeon will either use the medial or vertical thigh lift technique.
- The medial thigh lift involves incisions within the folds of the groin that extend to the lower butt crease.
- The vertical thigh lift involves the removal of skin and inner thigh tissue through a vertical incision that starts at the groin and extends down the inner leg toward the knee.
Should I Combine My Thigh Lift With a Body Lift?
Some patients who have lost substantial weight have loose skin on the thighs as well as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and lower back. These patients may benefit from a body lift, as this surgery treats the circumference of the body.
You can discuss all potential body contouring procedures and helpful combinations during your consultation.
What Are Your Concerns?
What Will My Thigh Lift Recovery Be Like?
Recovery after a thigh lift is somewhat lengthier than other cosmetic procedures. While you will walk out of surgery on your own, you will need a ride home and are likely to require assistance at home during your initial recovery period. Discomfort and soreness may last a week or more as you heal and your skin takes its new, slimmer shape.
Bed rest is not recommended after the procedure — in fact, walking will aid in your recovery. For optimal healing and comfort, our team recommends that you take two weeks off from work. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.
Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during your recovery.
Is Thigh Lift Surgery Painful?
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and you should not feel any pain during the procedure. It is common to develop some pain, tenderness, bruising, and swelling following your thigh lift. This discomfort can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.
Will My Thigh Lift Leave Scars?
Thigh lift surgery requires incisions. Therefore, there will be some scarring following your operation; however, the extent of this scarring will depend on the extent of the surgical procedure. Often, you will have two scars along the tops of your inner thighs. After healing, most patients find that these scars are very well-hidden by underwear and bathing suits.
You can help reduce the visibility of scarring by keeping the healing incisions out of the sun, not exercising too soon, following all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, and applying scar-fading treatments.
What Does Thigh Lift Surgery Cost in New York?
At New Look New Life Surgical Arts in New York, your thigh lift surgery is tailored to your needs and physique. Our thigh lift surgeries start as low as $8,500 but may vary depending on the surgery’s extent and any combined techniques being performed. Additional cost factors include anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and follow-up visits.
You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation. We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your thigh lift in New York.
What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Thigh Lift Surgery?
When will I see my thigh lift results?
Your slimmer, more toned thighs will be evident immediately after your surgery. These results will continue to improve over the following weeks and months as swelling subsides and your body heals.
How should I prepare for my thigh lift?
Since your thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to stop smoking and avoid all blood-thinning medication, including aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs, and some herbal supplements, for at least 10 to 14 days before and after the surgery.
You will also need to arrange for a family member or friend to get you to and from the surgery and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours to assist with all day-to-day activities.
If you are a gastric bypass patient, your surgeon will consult with your physician to ensure surgery and recovery needs are safely met. You should not eat or drink on the day of surgery, and you will be most comfortable in loose-fitting clothing.
What are the risks associated with thigh lift surgery?
Thigh lift surgery is very safe, especially when performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. While rare, complications can arise, including:
- Poor scarring
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call their surgeon’s cell phone immediately.
Are there alternatives to thigh lift surgery?
Patients who simply wish to reduce the size of their thighs without the need for excess skin removal may opt for liposuction of the thighs instead. Your board-certified cosmetic surgeon at New Look New Life will thoroughly discuss your options and goals with you and make a recommendation that’s right for you.
Are my thigh lift results permanent?
While the longevity of results will vary by patient depending on their genetics, physical activity, and ability to maintain a stable weight, thigh lift and liposuction results tend to be long lasting. You will enjoy the benefits of your procedure long into the future as long as you eat well and exercise regularly. Thigh skin is expected to lose some elasticity over time, and you may notice slight laxity as you age.