THIGH LIFTING & TIGHTENING
Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
Right for you?
Who Is a Candidate for Thighplasty?
Ideal candidates for a thigh lift are men and women who:
- Are at a stable, healthy body weight
- Do not smoke
- Are free of any medical conditions that would make it unsafe for them to undergo a surgical procedure
- Do not have excessive fat accumulation in the treatment area
- Understand that they must commit to consistent exercise and following a calorically and nutritionally appropriate diet in order to maintain their thigh lift results
- Are willing to adhere to Dr. Rojas’ pre- and post-op instructions
Types of Thigh Lifts
There are several different types of thigh lift procedures. While every thighplasty variation eliminates excess soft tissue and tightens the skin, there are significant differences in terms of the incision location, the size of the incisions, and the specific part of the thigh being treated. Based on your aesthetic concerns and goals for treatment, Dr. Rojas may recommend a medial thigh lift, bilateral thigh lift, mini thigh lift, or spiral thigh lift.
Medial (inner) thigh lift
An inner thigh lift, or medial thigh lift, involves an incision that starts in the groin area and extends down the inseam to the knee. In other cases, the incision may wrap around the posterior thigh. The incisions allow the plastic surgeon to target loose skin in the inner thigh area. A medial thigh lift can be ideal for those who want to widen the thigh gap and/or reduce chafing and skin irritation due to excess tissue in this area.
Bilateral (outer) thigh lift
A bilateral thighplasty creates thinner thighs by getting rid of “saddlebags.” The incisions will begin in the groin area and can continue around the hip. The outer thigh lift can significantly reduce the size of the thighs, as well as providing firming and tightening effects.
Spiral thigh lift
The spiral thigh lift technique is considered a “total thigh” revision, as the outer, inner, front, and back of the upper leg can be contoured. Additionally, a spiral thigh lift can include buttock contouring to aesthetically define the junction of the buttock and upper thigh.
This thigh shaping procedure typically incorporates liposuction and skin tightening with energy-based internal heating to complement surgical skin excision and the repositioning of underlying tissue.
Buttock augmentation is another aspect of this comprehensive approach to thighplasty. Dr. Emer can repurpose the unwanted fat cells he extracts when performing liposuction on the thighs for use in a fat grafting procedure. After purifying the harvested fat, Dr. Emer can inject it to add volume and shape the buttocks.
Mini thigh lift
A mini thigh lift focuses only on the inner-upper thigh area. The mini thighplasty can be a great option for patients who are happy with the appearance of the mid and lower thighs but desire tightening in the inner-upper thigh and/or a wider thigh gap. Though the scope of this procedure is limited, it involves less downtime than other thighplasty techniques and only requires small incisions that can be hidden in the groin area.
What to Expect
What Can I Expect After a Thigh Lift?
If you did not combine your thigh lift with other surgeries, you will be able to return home the same day as your surgery. If additional procedures were performed, an overnight stay in the hospital may be necessary.
For the first two to three weeks of your recovery, rest should be your main priority. The treatment area will be sore and swollen initially. Dr. Rojas will advise you on the proper use of prescription medication and/or over-the-counter medication to ease discomfort.
You can expect to notice some improvement in the size and shape of your thighs almost immediately after your surgery. However, post-op swelling will need to subside before you can enjoy your final results. Complete healing will take several weeks.
Be sure to wear your compression garments as directed by Dr. Rojas to protect the incision sites and minimize swelling. Depending on the location of your incisions, you may need to rest and sleep in specific positions during the first several days of your recovery.
Your total recovery time will depend on the type of thigh lift performed and whether you chose to undergo surgical procedures to sculpt other areas of the body. On average, patients can resume their normal routine with no activity restrictions after six to eight weeks.