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- Do you have loose, saggy skin on your upper thighs or lower buttocks?
- Have you undergone a dramatic weight loss and need to tighten and eliminate excess skin?
- You are looking to bring your thighs into better proportion with the rest of your body?
All About Thigh Lifts in Orange County
For those struggling with the look of their legs in Orange County, thigh lift plastic surgery can tighten sagging or wrinkled skin and create smoother, more youthful-looking thighs. A thigh lift, also known as a thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes loose or sagging skin from the thighs. A thigh light can also eliminate rashes and other irritation that develops from sagging skin. Patients who’ve undergone significant weight loss, liposuction, or sagging skin due to aging may benefit from a thigh lift.
Schedule a consultation with one of our Board-Certified plastic surgeons at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, and get started on your journey to confidence!
Do You Need A Thigh Lift?
Excess skin on the thighs is often created after significant weight loss. After the fat melts away, many areas of the body can be left with excessive amounts of skin, causing discomfort in clothing and a poor self-image. If you have one or more of the following issues as a result of a significant weight fluctuation or sagging skin, a thigh lift surgery may be right for you:
- Loose/ flabby thigh skin
- Inner thigh rashes
- Have lost a significant amount of weight
- Want firmer, more proportional thighs
Thigh Lift Procedures
There are multiple types of thigh lifts to consider. During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss the best fit for you:
Inner Or Medial
Addresses laxity down toward the inner thighs to the knees.
Addresses sagging in the upper legs.
Bilateral Or Outer
This type of lift can be done in conjunction with a lower-body lift.
Posterior Or Spiral
Tightens skin on the back of the thighs.
Five-Star Results From Award-Winning Plastic Surgeons
Age. Gravity. Genetics. Time aside, there are countless factors aging our appearance. At CosmetiCare, our mission is to share the best treatment solutions so you have options to reclaim your confidence.
CosmetiCare is one of the most recognized names in aesthetic services throughout the nation. With a carefully selected team of award-winning Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons and more than 100,000 stories of transformation for over 35 years, we are committed to helping you Love the Way You Look™.
Journey To Your BEST YOU
Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey:
Discuss your options and ask any questions that you may have with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Virtually “try on” the procedure to see how it looks before making any committing using our New Look Now photo simulator tool.
Get ready to look & feel your best, with one of our renown board-certified plastic surgeons performing your surgery.
Trust our staff to guide you through the recovery process, providing tips and tools to make it as smooth as possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a thigh lift cost in Orange County?
The starting price for a thigh lift at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach is $13,000.
The average cost of a thigh lift may vary depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, and the shape of your own body.
At your consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will prescribe the perfect treatment plan and provide you with an estimate to achieve your aesthetic goals.
We also offer up to 24-month financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.
How long do the results of a thigh lift last?
The results of a thigh lift at CosmetiCare in Orange County continue to improve for up to a year post surgery. As long as a proper lifestyle is maintained, results are permanent.
When will I see my results of a thigh lift?
You will see immediate results following your thigh lift procedure although results will become more prominent once swelling and bruising subsides.
Results will continue to get better for up to one year.
Am I a Candidate?
After doing the research, many people find that this procedure is a good choice for them:
- People who have a saggy, loose appearance and poor elasticity to thigh skin as a result of age or genetics.
- Women and men who have loose skin on their thighs following weight loss. These women may also qualify for other procedures, such as a tummy tuck.
What Do I Need to Know?
A thigh lift can remove skin that has lost elasticity and improve the overall appearance of the inner or outer thigh area. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes about two hours. An incision is made in the groin area beneath the bikini line and some of the thigh skin is removed. Then tissue below the incision area is loosened and after the skin is pulled up and tightened, the incision is closed with sutures.
Deep stitches are also used to secure the skin below and prevent sagging as the incisions heal. Drains are placed inside the incision site to help collect excess residual fluid that can build up after surgery. Drains are usually removed after just a few days.
How long does it take to recover from a thigh lift?
Swelling and bruising following your thigh lift at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach will be most pronounced in the first weeks following surgery. During this time, it is extremely important to follow the guidelines of your surgeon and to continuously wear your supportive compression garmets.
The first week
During the first week after a thigh lift, it is common to experience some pain in the area. You will also notice bruising and swelling around your incision site. You will be provided with oral pain medication so that your are comfortable during your recovery. You should avoid any streneous types of activity such as running, driving, or exercising.
Two to three weeks
At this point, pain and bruising should begin to subside. Swelling will remain, but it will continue to go down with time and with the continous use of a compression garmet. By this time, most patients are able to return to work and resume lite activity such as walking. It is important to continue to regrain from strenuous activity at this time.
By six weeks, most patients are typically healed enough to where they can go back to their regular routines. At this follow up appointment, your surgeon may clear you to resume all levels of strenuous activities.
What will my scars look after a thigh lift?
A thigh lift will leave a scar from the groin down to the knee. The level of scar will depend on the type of thigh lift that you have performed.
At CosmetiCare, we offer different types of scar treatments to ensure that you are comfortable with your results. We have different scar gels and strips, as well as different laser treatments that can help to lighten and soften your scarring.
Will insurance cover a thigh lift procedure?
Thigh lifts are considered cosmetic surgery, so they are not covered by insurance.
If cost is of concern, we offer financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.
How Will I Look & Feel Afterwards?
- Immediately following surgery, you will be placed in a compression garment, similar to a tight girdle, to reduce swelling and help with tightening of thigh skin.
- Patients will experience some discomfort which can be controlled with prescription pain medication.
- You will have some swelling and bruising that should subside within one month.
- You will be able to move around within a few days following surgery.
- Most patients will be able to return to work within two weeks.
- Sutures will typically be taken out within a week to ten days.
- Minimal, light activities can be performed after about two weeks.
- More strenuous activities can resume within after six weeks.
- After four to six months most all of your postoperative symptoms should be gone.
Even though you’ll probably have some amount of swelling, the results of your surgery should be immediately noticeable. A thigh lift will create visible scars that may fade over time. Most patients feel that the results of their surgery far outweigh any scars, and a thigh lift can restore confidence by re-creating a more youthful appearance.Request a consultation or call us at 949-565-2628 to schedule your appointment. With convenient locations in Long Beach and Newport Beach, CosmetiCare makes it easy to love the way you look!