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Plastic Surgeon
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Medial Thigh Lift Surgery (Thighplasty) - Vienna, VA

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About Thigh Lift Surgery

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Widder performs thigh lift surgery to improve the size, shape, and contour of the thighs. Many men and women seek thigh lift surgery due to overly large or asymmetrical thighs. This occurrence can cause skin chaffing, discomfort, or prevent clothes from fitting properly. However, thigh lift surgery can dramatically improve the appearance and shape of the thighs. During the procedure, advanced techniques are utilized to correct loose skin and removes unwanted fat or skin in the thighs. The results produce smoother, leaner thighs. At Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, you will undergo a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Widder to create a unique treatment that will yield the best results possible.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for a thigh lift are those who are at or near a stable, healthy weight. Patients who have loose skin hanging from the inner and/or outer thigh are ideal candidates for this procedure. Because thighplasty is a skin tightening surgery, patients who simply wish to remove fat, but otherwise have good skin laxity, will be better suited for a liposuction procedure. However, for best results, a thigh lift may include some liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets.

What to Expect

Thigh lift surgery, if performed alone, takes about 2-3 hours to complete and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During a thigh lift surgery, the most common incision points are placed in the groin and in many cases, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, extends downward. The hanging skin is trimmed away and the underlying tissue is re-draped and tightened. Depending on the needs of the patient, the doctor will either perform a medial thigh lift, targeting the inner thigh, or a lateral thigh lift, which targets the outer thigh. Patients who have an outer thigh lift will generally need to have their butt lifted as well. This combination approach is sometimes incorporated into an overall lower body lift for severe skin sagging. The recovery for a thigh lift is somewhat slow, but this is primarily due to the location of the incisions. On average, patients can expect to return to light activities within 2 weeks, and complete their recovery in about 6-8 weeks. Because of newly enhanced thighs and a slimmer thigh appearance, patients find that their self-confidence improves greatly after this surgery.

Other Considerations

Depending on how much skin was removed, there may be scars that are evident outside of the groin area. Proper scar care is needed for the scars to heal safely. The surgeon will go over ways to minimize scarring during your recovery.

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Recovery Time  
4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1.5 – 4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 Months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Wear Short Shorts Again

Thigh lift surgery has changed the lives of countless men and women who used to hide loose and sagging skin in their thighs. This unsightly appearance creates anxiety when wearing shorts and makes wearing everyday clothing difficult. Our office has created gorgeous results for patients seeking thigh lift surgery. Please schedule a consultation to learn more.

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