Procedures > Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Many women on Long Island dread the appearance of fat, dimpled thighs. They would like to visit Jones Beach or the Hamptons without having to worry about exposing their thighs in a bikini. For many women, the rest of their body may be in great shape, but their thighs are a trouble spot. A thigh lift (thighplasty) cosmetic surgical procedure performed by Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Peter L. Schwartz can significantly reduce excess skin and fat in the thigh and knee area. The results will be a slim, defined body that looks great in jeans, skirts, shorts and bikinis.
When opting for thigh lift surgery, it is important to match the proportion to the buttocks, abdomen and legs. In an ideal situation, the patient’s trunk and outer thighs should form an hour-glass shape.
Thigh Lift Options
The thigh lift cosmetic surgery procedure can differ depending on the patient. In an effort to yield the best results, Dr. Schwartz will plan a personalized incision pattern. An inner thigh lift requires incisions in the groin area. This is the most common thigh lift procedure. For the inner thigh lift, Dr. Schwartz will lift the thigh skin and tighten it up.
Depending on the individual, a vertical thigh lift may be an option. This type of thigh lift involves a vertical incision that extends to the inner knee. This option is selected in cases where there are significant amounts of fat and loose skin.
An outer thigh lift is another option that requires an incision that extends from the groin around the hip.
The latest thigh lift procedure is known as the spiral thighplasty. This type of thigh lift targets the front, back, inner and outer thigh areas. In this type of thigh lift, Dr. Schwartz will make the incision just below the buttock fold and continue over the groin crease at the junction of the thigh and pubic area. This type of thigh lift is a viable option for people who have lost a lot of weight.
Many women opt to have thigh lifts performed in conjunction with a lower body lift and liposuction.
Dr. Schwartz will help you decide which thigh lift is best for you and if any other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be performed in conjunction with the thigh lift.
When exercise, diet and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals, a thigh lift may be an option. The thigh lift cosmetic surgical procedure produces a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate.
Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin. In some cases a thigh lift also removes excess fat as well. The results of a thigh lift are smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.