Thigh Lift

Slender Thighs For a More Confident You

Slipping into your favorite jeans should feel great. You take on the world one leg at a time, so make sure your thighs are just as lovely as you are. A thigh lift can slim down your upper leg so you can wear shorts, skirts, and skinny jeans with pride.

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is designed to address saddlebags, reduce inner thigh fat, and slim outer thighs. The thighs and hips contain significant amounts of lipase enzymes, which is why fat tends to build up in these areas. These enzymes make the thighs especially hard to slim down through diet and exercise. A thigh lift removes excess skin and some fat for shapelier thighs that look great no matter what you wear.

Am I a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift?

If you’ve always wished your upper thighs were slimmer, we can help you achieve your goals. Though thigh lifts are generally very safe procedures, there are some key health-related issues to consider before you schedule surgery. Good candidates have the following attributes:

  • Good overall health. If you start at a healthy weight and have no major health concerns, your surgery will be safer and your results will be more successful.
  • Non-smoker. Smoking makes recovery more difficult and can cause complications during anesthesia. If you need to quit smoking before surgery, it’s important not to simply switch to e-cigarettes or patches. It’s the nicotine itself that is the culprit.
  • Healthy goals. Dr. Bekanich can help you form a realistic treatment plan that gives you the results you want.

What Should I Know Before Getting A Thigh Lift?

Thigh Lifts Can’t Do it All. A thigh lift cannot remove all excess fat; tt primarily reduces excess skin. If you are concerned about significant fatty deposits, liposuction (or a combination of lift and liposuction) may give you better results, especially if your skin has good elasticity. Or you may need a two stage procedure to get you the look you want.  Liposuction first then followed by a thigh lift to remove the remaining skin. Dr. Bekanich can guide you through the consultation process so that your procedure fits your needs.

Make a Plan For Recovery Time. Initial recovery will take about two weeks, and it will take about 8-12 weeks before you’re ready to resume all your favorite activities. You’ll need a friend or family member to help you for the first few days, so start thinking about that now.

You Can Hide the Scars. There is some scarring after a thigh lift, but it’s easy to hide. Most clothes won’t show the scars at all, and many bathing suits will hide the scars on your hips.

Who is the Right Doctor For Me?

Finding the right surgeon is the first step to successful surgery. Dr. Bekanich is a board certified plastic surgeon who can answer all your thigh lift questions and help you decide the best way to reshape your legs.

Call us at 512.244.1444 to schedule your thigh lift consultation.