Thighplasty, also known as a thigh lift, is a procedure that will reshape your thighs.  Excess, stubborn fat is removed and sagging skin is repaired. There are different procedures that fall under the term thigh lift because various areas of your thighs may require treatment, depending on where the fat is. A thigh lift can dramatically improve the silhouette of your upper leg and bring your hips and thighs into better proportion for your body.

After significant weight loss you may find that there is fat on your thighs that will not budge regardless of your diet and exercise routine. Consider having a thigh lift in Scottsdale to complete your transformation. When you have put in much time and effort, you deserve to complete the body contouring transformation with help from Dr. Ross Stutman.

Types of Thigh Lifts

You may notice more fat on your inner or your outer thighs, or on both areas. Your excess fat could be only high up on your thighs or almost the entire length of them. The required surgery depends on the location of the fat and the amount of excess, sagging skin. Dr. Stutman will evaluate your legs and hips and discuss options for thigh lift improvements at our Scottsdale office. You will be able to have all your questions answered before you decide how you want to proceed.

Medial Thigh Lift

A medial thigh lift removes stubborn fat on your inner thighs. You may only need a mini thigh lift if you have only a small amount of excess fat and skin left.

Inner Thigh Lift

An inner thigh lift can include your entire inner thigh down to your knee, or less. This type of thigh lift can reduce skin irritation caused by the skin of your inner thighs rubbing against each other as you walk.

Outer Thigh Lift

An outer thigh lift is for people with saddle bags on the sides of their thighs. It can make an amazing change in your silhouette, as it reduces your entire body’s width across your hips and upper thighs.

Posterior Thigh Lift

If all your excess fat is on the back of your thighs, you might consider a posterior thigh lift. This type of thigh lift can also reduce cellulite on the back of your thighs.

360 o Thigh Lift

You might ask “what if I have fat on my inner, outer, back, and front of my thighs?” In that case, a 360o thigh lift, or total thigh lift, is for you. It will address excess fat and skin on all sides of your thighs. This is more extensive surgery but it can make an amazing change as it tones and tightens your entire thigh.

What Will Happen During My Thigh Lift Surgery?

During the surgery, you will have some type of anesthesia: general or local anesthesia with IV sedation, depending on how much work you want done. The procedure can take anywhere from an hour to more than three. You will want to have a trusted family member or friend in Scottsdale to drive you home after your thigh lift.

Your recovery time will also depend on the extent of your surgery. It can be uncomfortable to sit and walk for at least one week, sometimes longer. You may want to arrange for extra child care or someone to help you until you feel comfortable walking. The time before returning to work can depend on your job since a desk job may require very little walking, while a physically demanding job may require more time off due to the amount you may use your thighs. You may not return to all your usual activities for about six weeks.

You will most likely experience mild swelling in all treated areas, but you can wear a compression garment and use cool packs to help. Cool packs can also help decrease bruising. Once you are comfortable, gentle movement will also reduce swelling and bruises.

Results of surgery are immediately visible, though those are not the final results. As swelling decreases and tissues heal you will see more change. It can take up to six or seven months before you see your true final result of surgery. Things may change as you age, but most of the improvement you see should last your lifetime. Of course, you need to live a healthy lifestyle of good exercise and healthy eating to maintain the procedure results.

Speak to Our Scottsdale Office About Your Thigh Lift Procedure

Make an appointment soon with Dr. Ross Stutman. Explore with him what can be done to improve your thighs. If you have lost a significant amount of weight, taking care of the final bits of stubborn fat and excess skin can be the final stop in your transformation. A thigh lift in Scottsdale could be in your future as you complete your weight loss journey. Call today to book an appointment with our trusted surgeon.