Thigh Lift Surgery



Thigh lift surgery removes loose, flabby skin and, in some cases, fat to improve the contour of the inner thighs. The result is firmer and more toned-looking legs. This is helpful if you have lost a significant amount of weight or have lost skin elasticity and natural tone in your legs.

Dr. Anshu Gupta is an experienced thigh lift surgeon in Solana Beach who would be happy to review the procedure in more detail during a one-on-one consultation. Dr. Gupta will carefully listen to your personal needs and goals, evaluate your treatment options and advise on the best course of action. If appropriate, he can also recommend additional treatments he feels will enhance the results of thigh lift surgery. Dr. Gupta has your safety and satisfaction in mind at all times.

Thigh Lift Patient
37-year-old female patient with history of gastric bypass and significant weight loss was bothered by the excess skin on her abdomen and inner thighs. Tummy tuck and medial thigh lift was performed. Photos show 3-month post op results.

Candidates for Thigh Lift

You may be a suitable candidate for thigh lift if you:

  • Have excess tissue/skin along the inner thighs
  • Are generally healthy
  • Maintain a stable weight (future weight fluctuation could affect the results)
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic goals of surgery
  • Understand what to expect and the possible (rare) risks

Dr. Gupta will meet you for a consultation to discuss the procedure and whether it is a good fit for your needs. He will examine your thighs and note the amount of excess skin and tissue, as well as the quality of your skin. He will also ask you to describe your ideal outcome. A detailed medical history will be recorded to ensure you are a suitable candidate. Then, the information Dr. Gupta has gleaned during consultation will help him draft a treatment plan.

More about the Thigh Lift Procedure

Thigh lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis at a local surgery center or hospital. Anesthesia will be used for your complete comfort.

Dr. Gupta will begin by making the surgical incisions on the thigh. The incision pattern will depend on the specific thigh area(s) to be treated, the degree of correction necessary and Dr. Gupta’s personal preference. He will likely make the incision within the groin, extending vertically down and around the back of the thigh. When possible, Dr. Gupta will place the incisions strategically so scarring will be concealed beneath clothing and bathing suits. However, depending on the case, the incisions may be extensive.

Through the incision, Dr. Gupta will tighten the underlying thigh tissue for a firmer contour. He will remove surplus skin, and re-drape the remaining skin more tightly over the leg. He will then close the incisions with sutures and dress the incisions. He may wrap an elastic bandage or compression garment around the legs to minimize swelling and help support the tissues as they heal.

Recovering from Thigh Lift

After thigh lift, mild swelling, bruising and changes in skin sensation (e.g., numbness, discomfort) are possible. Take oral pain medication as prescribed if you need it.

Everyone heals at a different pace, but most thigh lift patients take a week or so off from work to recover. During this time, you should rest and relax frequently, taking short walks to prevent blood clots.

Dr. Gupta will follow up with you to check your healing progress, answer questions and let you know when it is safe for you to return to work, exercise and your normal lifestyle.

You should see results almost immediately after the procedure, although scarring and bruising may obscure them. As the side effects subside, you will be able to notice and enjoy your thinner, tighter thighs that are more proportionate to the rest of the body.

Schedule an Informational Consultation

To learn more about thigh lift surgery, please contact Dr. Anshu Gupta at Verve Plastic Surgery. Call (760) 436-7600 today and book an appointment with Dr. Gupta.