Toned Thighs

Typically performed to treat ptosis (or sagging skin) on the upper legs, thigh lifts also may include liposuction if there is excess unwanted fat that the patient would like to remove. Even with an adequate diet and exercise regimen, the skin can still droop and create an undesirable appearance to the thighs. At MG Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer thighplasty to tighten and reshape the thighs to your desired aesthetic.

What Is a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift surgery raises, tightens, and firms the thighs by removing excess skin and fat, reshaping and repositioning the remaining tissues to a more pleasing contour. For patients experiencing decreased skin elasticity in the thigh, buttock, hip, or knee areas, a thigh lift can provide a more defined thigh appearance. Smoother, firmer, flatter thighs highlight the muscle contours, enhancing your overall figure. 

Thighplasty Procedure

Performed under general anesthesia, thigh lift surgery carefully reshapes the inner thighs, the outer thighs, or a combination of the two and takes approximately two hours. 

Inner Thigh Lift

When an inner thigh lift is indicated, Dr. Gigena will make incisions along the crease between the leg and the groin. He will remove excess skin and fat, reshape and tighten the skin, and then close the area with sutures.

Outer Thigh Lift

The outer thigh lift treats the appearance of excess skin and fat on the hips and outer thighs. Using the same process but a different incision, Dr. Gigena will trace from the groin to the back along the crease of the buttocks.

Is Thighplasty Right for Me?

Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery are experiencing the following in their thigh area:

  • Loose skin after significant weight loss
  • Cellulite that creates dimpled skin
  • Skin laxity caused by genetics or aging
  • Stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet alone

If your weight has been stable for more than six months or you are at your target weight, you may be a great candidate for the procedure. Other factors contributing to candidacy are being in good physical and mental health with realistic expectations and the ability to stop smoking for at least six weeks before and after your thigh lift.

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The healing time varies in each patient based on the extent of the procedure. Bruising and swelling are signs that your body is healing and usually subside gradually over the first month. Most patients will require two weeks off work, during which Dr. Gigena recommends moving your legs as minimally as possible. You should be back to your regular daily activities after six weeks and more strenuous ones soon after.

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Meet Your Doctor

When patients dread showing off their thighs, it can create an undertone of self-consciousness that blocks their radiant confidence from shining. Dr. Manuel Gigena is highly sought after for thigh lift surgery because he makes every patient feel comfortable in the office with his friendly demeanor. He brings a compassionate approach to help you feel at ease throughout the procedure, and the results he delivers will make you fall in love with your legs again.

Transform the Shape of Your Legs

If you are looking for a highly effective procedure to transform your figure, thigh lift surgery can give you the body you want. Many patients seeking this procedure have worked very hard to get their bodies to their desired aesthetic, only to find that the appearance of their skin prevents them from achieving their ultimate goal. A customized thigh lift at MG Plastic Surgery will transform your legs into a shape you love.

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