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Thigh Lift

Thigh Contouring in NYC

The excess skin left around your thighs after losing a large amount of 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 the weight. Dr. Karlinsky feels that losing a large amount of weight and living a healthy lifestyle should be rewarded, not met with yet another problem. With a customized thigh lift procedure, she can help to remove the excess skin and provide you with the slim and sexy legs you deserve.

What is a thigh lift?

Cosmetic thigh lifts remove excess skin from the upper thigh and eliminate the appearance of sagging thighs or loose skin of the thighs and knees. At New Look New Life, Dr. Karlinsky incorporates liposuction with thigh lifts for optimal slimming results.

Is a thigh lift right for me?

Thigh lifts (or leg lifts) are safe and effective when you’re in Dr. Karlinsky’s skilled hands. Older women often desire the smoother, tighter appearance that comes from a lower body lift or inner thigh lift.

Patients who have achieved extreme weight loss often have excess skin that is beyond natural tightening. Thigh lift surgery helps these patients enjoy the full benefits of their successful weight loss.

How soon can I schedule my thigh lift?

Dr. Karlinsky will conduct a thorough consultation and evaluation of your medical condition. Once she determines that thigh lifts will help you safely and effectively reach your body goals, the procedure will be scheduled at your convenience.

When will I see the results of my thigh lift?

Your new, slimmer thighs will be evident immediately after surgery. During the days that follow, you will enjoy even more satisfaction as your body heals and swelling subsides.

How should I prepare for my thigh lift?

Medications such as NSAIDs, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and blood thinners must be discontinued prior to surgery. Smokers will be required to quit two weeks before and after surgery. If you are a gastric bypass patient, Dr. Karlinsky 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.

How does Dr. Karlinsky perform a thigh lift?

Dr. Karlinsky’s thigh lift expertise yields excellent results in both image and recovery results. Depending on the amount of fat and excess skin to be removed, Dr. Karlinsky will perform either a medial thigh lift or a vertical thigh lift. She will thoroughly review all components of your procedure with you during the initial consultation and will perform the entire procedure herself from start to finish.

How long does a thigh lift take?

Thigh lift procedures take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Do I have to stay overnight after my thigh lift?

No, thigh lifts do not require an overnight stay.

What can I expect for thigh lift recovery?

Recovery from thigh lifts 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, Dr. Karlinksy recommends that you take two weeks off from work. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.

After the thigh lift procedure, 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.

Are there any risks with thigh lifts?

While Dr. Karlinsky’s thigh lifts are very safe, surgical complications could include infection, bleeding, or poor scarring.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

Are thigh lift results permanent?

Thigh lift and liposuction results are permanent. You will enjoy the benefits of your procedure long into the future as long as you eat well and exercise regularly. However, the skin will naturally lose some elasticity over time and you may notice slight loosening as you age.

How much does a thigh lift cost?

At New Look New Life, thigh lift surgery starts as low as $8,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky. The cost of your thigh lift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Karlinsky. Click here for information on how to pay for your thigh lift in New York.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after thigh lifts?

Dr. Karlinsky’s thigh lift surgery produces very positive and pleasing results. Women enjoy their slimmer and more-shapely thighs, especially in summer months. They often remark on the improved fit of their clothing as well. First-hand accounts from Dr. Karlinsky’s patients are available here.

What are the alternatives to thigh lifts?

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. Dr. Karlinsky will thoroughly discuss your options and goals with you and make a recommendation that’s right for you.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky is a New York board-certified cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results she is able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Victoria Karlinsky M.D. and Elena Vega, D.O.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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