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Thigh Lift (Inner and Outer)
What is a Thigh Lift?
The thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of the thigh and reduce sagging in the inner or outer thigh. Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez performs this procedure on its own, or in combination with other procedures such as a body lift. As a general rule, Dr. Rodriguez does not perform liposuction to the inner thigh simultaneously with an inner thigh lift.
Who benefits most from a thigh lift?
My thighs are sagging and I would love ballerina looking legs
If your inner thighs are very big and have a lot of fatty tissue it might be best to do liposuction first to get rid of as much of the excess tissue as possible. After a few months we reevaluate the inner thigh to see if you will benefit from a thigh lift. In some cases, a thigh lift is recommended. If the skin of the inner thigh sags or is droopy, a thigh lift is ideal as it will tighten up the skin and smooth the contour of the inner thigh. Patients who have lost a lot of weight are also ideal candidates for an inner thigh lift, usually done in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures.
What can the Inner Thigh Lift do for me?
Stand in front of a mirror and pinch the skin of your inner thigh so that you lift the skin towards your groin. This approximates what a Thigh Lift can do for you.
What is the Outer Thigh Lift?
Excess fat deposits on the outer thigh are most often treated by liposuction. However, if there is loose skin, liposuction alone will only make the skin sag more. In this case, an Outer Thigh Lift is done to remove excess skin below the hip area. To get an idea of what this can do for you, pinch the excess skin at your hip together and see what it does for the profile of your legs! The effect is that it slenderizes the look of the legs. If there is excess skin in the posterior butt area, an outer thigh lift is sometimes performed together with a buttocks lift.
What is involved in the Thigh Lift surgery?
Dr. Rodriguez performs his Thigh Lift procedures in his AAAASF Accredited and Medicare Certified Surgery Center located in Baltimore, Maryland. He prefers to perform the Thigh Lift procedure under IV anesthesia instead of General Anesthesia. Patients have a quicker recovery with IV anesthesia and much of the nausea is eliminated.
The pubic area is shaved the morning of surgery so that the area is smooth and without hair. Stray hairs can infect the incisions, so shaving helps to eliminate this risk. Immediately before surgery, Dr. Rodriguez will mark the patient's thighs while she's standing up. The skin is pinched and elevated towards the groin and an estimate is made for how much skin should be removed. Dr. Rodriguez designs the surgery so the final scar is hidden in the groin crease. Excess skin and fat are removed and the remaining thigh skin is elevated and tightened.
What is the recovery time for the Thigh Lift surgery?
Thigh lift recovery time is 2-3 weeks. We strongly recommend strict bed rest for the first 10 days--avoiding all movement to help speed up recovery time. Out of town patients who have the thigh lift must stay a minimum of 2 weeks in town.
How much does the inner Thigh Lift cost?
The plastic surgeon's fee ranges from $5000-$7000 for an inner thigh lift. This fee includes all follow up office visits. If the procedure is done at the same time as other procedures, a discount may apply. Cosmetic Surgery financing is available. Please call the office at 410-494-8100 to find out more information about the thigh lift cosmetic surgery procedure.
Thigh Lift Before and After Photos
See before and after Thigh Lift photos of cases performed by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience. Please note that all of these patients have given written consent to use their photos at our web site. We are very grateful for their participation in patient education!