Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, contours the thighs to the desired silhouette by trimming excess skin around the thighs, and tightening any remaining underlying skin tissue. Excess fat and loose skin around the thighs prove very difficult to work off, and can cause discomfort for many patients. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, is highly skilled in creating beautiful results for his thigh lift patients. He uses advanced surgical techniques to create a smoother, tighter skin appearance. For many, this surgery, when performed by Dr. Williams and his talented staff, is often a final step in the patient’s weight loss transformation to remove excess skin after a major weight reduction or after losing the baby weight from several pregnancies. This surgery can be combined with other procedures for maximum aesthetic result.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"The staff and Dr Williams are very friendly and professional!! Thank you so much Dr Williams for helping me!!!"- E.Z. / Google / May 01, 2019
"Wonderful staff! Dr. Williams takes the time and explains verbally and visually in detail for you to understand the process you’ll be going through. He is also very practical which I appreciate very much. This office has it all-wonderful bedside manner, attention to detail and great communication! Oh yeah!!! AND the results are amazing!!! My husband agrees :)"- M.H. / Facebook / Apr 01, 2019
"Dr. John Williams has the lightest hands! I've been to him twice now. First time was a breast augmentation and literally back to work after the weekend of having surgery with no pain. Second time was a little mommy make over ( mini tummy tuck, lipo and i replaced implants for bigger) and I'm just shocked out how minimal my pain is. I was up and walking the moment i left the surgery center and even more once the anesthesia wore off. My husband keeps asking how i feel. I feel amazing! Not only does he have the lightest hands in the world he's also a perfectionist and seems to nail it every time with the look your trying to achieve. I recommend him to all my friends family and complete strangers who ask. I've experienced more pain with minor surgeries!"- F.D. / Yelp / Feb 16, 2019
"Tummy Tuck, Breast lift, Breast Augmentation - Dr. William's performed my tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation in May. I am over the moon with my results! After loosing 100lbs I had stretched out skin on my stomach and boobs. Dr. William's was able to show me the results of my weight loss by removing the excess skin and fat and giving me happy boobs! From the first consultation to the post-op care, Dr. Williams and all of his staff has been nothing but encouraging, positive, and REALISTIC. I can not rave about all of them enough! Dr. William's, Adrianna, and Stephanie, thank you for the exceptional care! XOXO Makenzie"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 05, 2018
The best candidates for a thigh lift are those who are at or near their goal weight and whose weight loss is stable. Patients that have loose skin hanging from the inner and/or outer thigh would be candidates for this. Because thighplasty is a skin tightening surgery, patients who simply wish to remove fat, but otherwise have good skin quality, will be better suited for a liposuction procedure. A combination of liposuction and skin tightening is usually incorporated in a thigh lift.
What to Expect
During a thigh lift surgery, the most common incision point places the incisions in the groin and in many cases, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, extends downward. The hanging skin is trimmed away and removed and the underlying tissue is re-draped and tightened. Depending on the needs of the patient, our doctor will either perform a medial thigh lift targeting the inner thigh, or a lateral tight lift, which targets the outer thigh. Patients who are advised to have an outer thigh lift will generally need to have their butt lifted as well. This combination approach is sometimes incorporated into an overall lower body lift for severe skin sagging.
Thigh lift surgery, if performed alone, takes about 2-3 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. The recovery for a thigh lift is somewhat slow, but this is primarily due to the incisions. On average, patients can expect to return to light activities within 2 weeks, and a full recovery in about 6-8 weeks. Depending on how much skin was removed, there may be scars that are evident outside of the groin area. Proper scar care is needed for the scars to heal safely. Because of newly enhanced thighs and a slimmer thigh appearance, patients find that their self-confidence improves greatly after this surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-5 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get the Silhouette You Deserve
Thigh lift surgery has changed the lives of countless men and women who have battled loose and sagging skin in the thighs. This unsightly appearance creates anxiety when wearing shorts and makes wearing everyday clothing difficult. Our talented team has the credentials to create gorgeous results for patients seeking body contouring. Please call our office today to learn more.