About Thigh Lift Surgery
Losing weight is an impressive accomplishment for anyone. However, people who make it to their ideal weight occasionally need one additional step to finalize their appearance. Depending on how long you had extra weight and how much weight you eliminated, loose skin may be an added challenge if it was unable to mold to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs, especially, are an area of concern for a lot of patients. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle offers thigh lift surgery (also called thighplasty) at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center, which trims loose skin on the outer or inner thighs to reveal a firmer, more contoured appearance. Thighplasty surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients who don't want hanging skin on the thighs.
A thigh lift is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that improves the appearance of loose skin. Thighplasty is typically an after weight loss procedure. It is commonly performed on patients who have lost 100 or more pounds, but it is also popular for older adults who are concerned about excess skin due to age, and with women whose body shape fluctuated due to pregnancy. If you have loose, hanging, or wrinkly skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), thigh lift surgery may be a big help. Please remember that if cellulite is your main problem, Dr. Lyle can suggest other procedures that are designed to help decrease the appearance of cellulite.
"A+ Blepharoplasty with Dr. Glenn Lyle of RPSC! - Finally, my visual field has been restored after constantly struggling with sagging- hooded eyelids that were impacting my daily life such as: working on the computer with my head tilted backwards to see the screen, forehead fatigue causing aching, my eyelashes pushing down and finally the feeling that I had a "frame of dimness" is completely gone! I can see clearly now and the world is a much..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Lyle was so considerate of my wishes and concerns during the process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. He was the one doctor of all of my medical team who treated me like a person instead of just a number. He truly does his best to make his patients happy with their end result!"- R.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
"Dr. Lyle is a truly wonderful surgeon who did repairs and reconstruction from a horribly botched radical bilateral mastectomy performed by Dr. Dillala. His warmth and professionalism are unmatched and I hold him in the highest regards."- D.D. / Google / Sep 30, 2018
"Dr Lyle is amazing!!!!! He and his office where able to get me in to his office under emergency situation within one hour!!!! he had my 23 year old implants that were failing removed that day due to the infection behind the capsule(done in another state with a different plastic surgeon.). Six weeks later he did complete repair and full biopsy, and I am so pleased and happy with the outcome. The caring and kindness of the staff and Dr. Lyle is amazing!!!! nurse Amy took multiple phone calls from me throughout this time and always called back with answers. I will always use Dr Lyle for any of my plastic surgery needs!!!!!"- J.H. / Google / May 11, 2018
"Great Experience - I am very happy with my experience with Dr Lyle. I wanted my breast implants out and didn't know what else I should do to look somewhat normal afterwards. He suggested a lift and I asked for a fat transfer, so I had it all done together. He was honest and caring. I like his bedside manner. I always get in early for my appointments. His office staff is nice as was the OR staff during my..."- R. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2018
During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is commonly administered. An incision is made close to the top portion of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh attaches to the torso. This incision typically continues down to the midpoint of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if necessary) to remove isolated pockets of fat as well as to trim all loose skin in the top thigh area. The remaining skin will be pulled upward so it is tight and safely secured with sutures. In specific cases, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of tissue being removed. This surgery at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center reshapes the complete thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.
What to Expect
Thigh lift surgery takes an average of 2 – 3 hours to complete. After the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home to begin your recovery. There is usually swelling, bruising, and discomfort expected during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, most patients are up and slowly walking, which is recommended for improved blood circulation and speedier healing. The full recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care will provided will help the incision heal well. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs can help raise your self-esteem and you can show your legs with pride.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,300 - $9,500
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have loose skin on your inner or outer thighs that causes anxiety or embarrassment when your upper legs are exposed, we invite you to call Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center in Raleigh, NC to learn more about thighplasty. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other contouring procedures, especially surgeries that correct the lower body including stomach surgery or a lower body lift, depending on your individual condition. Schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Lyle and get the slimmer thighs you desire.