Our board-certified surgeons at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery often perform thigh lift surgery to correct sagging, crepey skin that is taking away from the natural beauty of the thighs. Besides sagging and crepiness, a thigh lift can address cellulite, wrinkles, and “saddlebags”.
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Different life circumstances mean different reasons for developing sagging and/or crepey skin on the thighs. This issue typically occurs with age or significant weight loss, but it can also come after pregnancy, or even in the aftermath of a different surgery. A thigh lift is often the best option for addressing this problem, as this procedure decreases the excess skin and fat, delivering a smoother, tighter, more attractive look for the thighs and overall legs.
What Does a Thigh Lift Do?
- Removes sagging and/or crepey skin of the thighs
- Improves comfort during everyday activities
- Improves hygiene issues for many patients
- Reduces skin irritation and rashes that are caused by chafing
- Allows patients to feel better wearing shorts, skirts, swimsuits, etc.
- Enhances self-image and confidence
Who is a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering a thigh lift, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate. The best patients for this procedure are those who:
- Are bothered by the appearance of their thighs
- Feel the need to hide their thighs with clothing
- Are close to their goal weight
- Are non-smokers (or are willing to quit before the surgery)
- Are in overall good health
- Fully understand the procedure, risks, recovery, and what to expect
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Thigh Lift at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery
If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering a thigh lift, we invite you to contact us to set up a consultation to discover how we can help. Established in 1993, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery has been changing lives for nearly three decades. Our goal is to boost your confidence and quality of life through safe and effective aesthetic procedures. To see why we have such an exceptional reputation, reach out to us today.
Recovery and Results
The average amount of time needed for thigh lift recovery is two weeks. During this time, you may be required to wear a compression garment. You can expect some bruising, swelling, and soreness. Over the weeks following your procedure, you will notice the skin tightening and improving in appearance. It takes approximately six months for results to become finalized.
Different Techniques for a Thigh Lift
All thigh lift procedures are performed at an accredited surgical center with the patient under general anesthesia. There are multiple techniques for a thigh lift, and the right one for your individual case will be determined at your consultation. After evaluating your skin and listening closely to your personal aesthetic goals, your surgeon will determine the right method for you. In some cases, a combination of these techniques will be used.
Vertical Thigh Lift
During a vertical thigh lift, your surgeon will create an incision within the crease of the groin. This incision will run along the inside of the thigh. This type of thigh lift is done to improve the appearance of the inner thighs and the knees.
Outer/Lateral Thigh Lift
During an outer/lateral thigh lift, your surgeon will create an incision that goes completely around the entirety of the waist. This method improves the appearance of the upper area of the outer thighs.
Medial/Inner Thigh Lift
During a medial/inner thigh lift, your surgeon will create an incision that is made in the crease of the groin and reaches to the crease of the buttocks. This type of thigh lift is designed to tighten the skin and remove excess sagging skin of the upper inner thigh.