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What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift removes excess skin that causes the thighs to look overly wrinkled or crepey. This appearance is often the result of significant weight loss, a procedure that removes fat, or simple aging. A thigh lift has the ability to provide smoother, tighter, more contoured thighs, which improves self-image and confidence. 

Best Thigh Lift Benefits

  • Improved appearance for the thighs
  • Improved comfort in daily activities
  • Improved hygiene 
  • Reduced skin irritation and rashes
  • Enhanced self-image and confidence
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Our Approach to the Thigh Lift

At Dr. G Plastic Surgery, a thigh lift can be done either with surgery or with BodyTite™, a radiofrequency-based procedure. 

Surgery

During the surgical approach, which is performed under general anesthesia, Dr. G will utilize one of several techniques, including:

  • Vertical thigh lift: Addresses the inner thigh and knee area 
  • Outer or lateral thigh lift: Addresses the upper part of the outer thighs 
  • Medial or inner thigh lift: Removes and tightens excessive skin on the upper inner thigh

BodyTite

If Dr. G thinks that a non-surgical approach is better for your needs, BodyTite will be used. This procedure typically only requires local anesthesia and melts fat, coagulates blood vessels, and tightens the skin all at the same time.  

Dr. G will create very small incisions to allow the BodyTite probe to enter, where it will deliver radiofrequency heat energy into the tissues. The probe also passes over the skin externally in order to kick-start brand-new collagen production, which will plump and firm the skin.

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Recovery 

A surgical thigh lift requires 2-3 weeks of recovery time, with about one week off of work, during which time you will need to wear a compression garment. There will be some swelling, tenderness, discomfort, and bruising, and vigorous activity will need to be avoided for two weeks. 

A BodyTite thigh lift requires about ten days of recovery time, and typically also requires a compression garment. BodyTite can achieve 35%-50% skin tightening, but the results are very gradual. Although you will see some results around three months, final results take six months to appear. 

The Best Thigh Lift in San Diego

Not only are body procedures one of our primary services at Dr. G Plastic Surgery; in addition, our passion is making our patients happy. This means that we go above and beyond in providing an exceptional patient experience. Our patients can contact us 24/7. Dr. G does his own pre-op, post-op, consults, and follow-ups, while practice manager and patient Advocate Eva Tutic provides emotional support for the excitement, anxiety, doubts, and worries that often come along with undergoing cosmetic procedures. In addition, we provide patients with a list of everything that they’ll need preparation and recovery. If you’re in the San Diego and La Jolla area and you’re interested in working with the best thigh lift surgeon in the area, we welcome you to book a consultation with us.

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Best Thigh Lift Candidates

If you’re in the San Diego and La Jolla area and you’re interested in a thigh lift, it may be the perfect procedure for you. The best thigh lift patients are those who:

  • Are bothered by the wrinkled or crepey appearance of their thighs
  • Have excess soft tissue along their inner thighs
  • Are at or near to their goal weight
  • Have lost weight through diet or bariatric surgery
  • Do not have any medical conditions that may impair healing
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health
  • Fully understand the thigh lift procedure, risks, and recovery
  • Have realistic expectations for what a thigh lift can do
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