Who Should get a Thigh Lift?
- You want firmer and more youthful looking legs
- You lost weight or muscle leaving the skin on the wrinkled/sagging
- You previously had liposuction that left loose skin
Medial Thigh Lift
focuses on removing excess fat and tightening the skin on the upper parts of the inner thigh. An incision will be made from the groin all the way to the inner buttock crease. The surgeon will then remove excess fat and tighten the skin to enhance the appearance of the upper, inner thigh. Before thighplasty, the surgeon will mark the thighs while the patient is standing. Once the procedure is complete, incisions are typically shut with deep sutures to ensure there’s no sagging after healing. Many skilled surgeons hide the scar from the surgery well in the groin crease. During thighplasty targeting the outer thigh, the surgeon may lift the entire thigh and buttock (circumferential lower body lift). This procedure necessitates longer incisions than an ordinary thigh lift. In cases where there’s an extra-large amount of fatty tissue, liposuction may be performed before a thighplasty.
Inner Thigh Lift
This procedure targets the inner thigh area. It is usually a good option for patients who have a mild to moderate amount of excess fat and skin. This option is more involved and includes a final scar down the inner aspect of the thigh toward the knee.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera
Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery performs thigh lifts for patients in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding Arizona areas. The first step is to visit his Scottsdale or Gilbert, AZ Plastic Surgery office. During this visit, Dr. Jude will examine you, determine your motivations for receiving this procedure, and let you know what can be expected. The surgeon will also gather information on your medical history, allergies that you may have, as well as discuss treatment options. This visit also serves as a great opportunity for patients to convey their concerns and ask any questions they may have about the procedure. If Dr. LaBarbera decides that you are a good fit for this procedure, he will determine the amount of excess fat and skin that needs to be removed in order to achieve your cosmetic goals.