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The thighs are one of the most problematic areas to shape. A thigh lift tightens and firms the skin to present a more youthful appearance and can be safely, comfortably performed by a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Mohit Sood. Visit Sood Center for a thigh lift.

What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgery that helps patients reduce excess skin in their thighs for smoother, more toned legs. It may be performed on an outpatient basis in a medical clinic, but sometimes requires an overnight stay in the hospital.

Benefits of a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift can eliminate loose or hanging skin on the inner thighs, which is a problem many people are plagued with even after extensive diet and exercise. It can also be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as liposuction.

How Is a Thigh Lift Performed?

If your thigh lift is being performed on an outpatient basis, you will likely receive only local anesthesia, but if your surgery is completed in a hospital, you will probably receive general anesthesia.

Dr. Sood makes an incision that begins in your groin area and extends down and around the back of your thigh. If only a small amount of tissue is being removed, you may have an incision only in the groin area. Lifting the outer thigh may require an incision from the groin to the hip area.

The incisions will allow Dr. Sood to access internal tissues, which will then be trimmed and reshaped to present the desired appearance. Your internal tissues will then be secured with sutures before closing the outer skin with stitches, wound tape, or staples.

Preparing for a Thigh Lift

You should review before and after photographs carefully to ensure you fully understand what a thigh lift can and cannot do. A thigh lift is not suitable for eliminating cellulite and is not intended to be a substitute for weight loss. If you are comfortable with the anticipated results, you should prepare for your surgery by doing the following:

  • Finding someone to drive you to and from your appointment
  • Arranging for help with household chores
  • Undergoing any recommended blood work
  • Refraining from smoking or taking certain medications in the period leading up to your appointment

Recovery from a Thigh Lift

Your skin may feel tender and swollen just after a thigh lift, which is why Dr. Sood may prescribe medication to help with any discomfort. Using hot and cold therapy intermittently throughout the day can help eliminate swelling and bruising. You may also need to wear compression garments to support your thighs and promote healing.

How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?

The only true way to determine the cost is by undergoing a consultation. During your consultation, we will also talk about the various payment options we offer, which include cash, personal check, CareCredit® financing, and major credit cards.

Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?

If you have good skin elasticity yet are bothered by thighs that don’t seem to become smaller with diet and exercise, a thigh lift can be an excellent choice for you.

Why Choose Dr. Mohit Sood for a Thigh Lift?

Board-certified surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood has performed a number of thigh lift surgeries and is skilled at adapting this procedure to fit your personal needs. In his quest to providing you the best possible results, he takes pride in his skill and attention to detail.

What to Expect During Your Thigh Lift Consultation

This procedure will be explained in great detail to ensure you fully understand its benefits. Dr. Sood will also determine whether you have sufficient skin elasticity to make this procedure beneficial. He will discuss aftercare, show you before and after pictures of other patients, and allow you to apply for financing if needed.

Loose skin on your thighs doesn’t mean you are unfit, as this is a problem area for many people. A thigh lift can give you the look you desire and can be performed by the skilled hands of Dr. Mohit Sood. Patients can contact us today for a consultation at (856) 403-9686 or (609) 904-5390.