Thigh Lift

Remove Excess Tissue From Your Legs

Many men and women in the Milwaukee area are concerned with the excess skin and laxity of their upper thighs. Many factors can contribute to this excess including genetics, aging, and most commonly weight gain or loss. If you are a generally healthy person who has excess skin or fat on the upper or inner thigh, you may be a candidate for a thigh lift procedure. A thigh lift can be performed alone, or in combination with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty, arm lift, or liposuction. Dr. Bosbous will evaluate your concerns and fashion a customized surgical plan based on your needs and goals.

Dr. Bosbous, the best thigh lift surgery in Milwaukee prides himself on building trusting relationships with his thigh lift patients in the Milwaukee area. You can be assured that he will bring an uncompromising level of focus and attention to detail to your best thigh lift surgery. Choosing to pursue cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision. Dr. Bosbous understands this and will make every effort to make your experience positive while helping you achieve your goals.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift in Milwaukee?

There are both functional and aesthetic benefits to a thigh lift procedure. Some of the benefits you may experience include:

  • Long lasting contour change, due to the removal of excess skin and fat
  • Improved ability to maintain hygiene
  • Improved ability to exercise
  • Reduced chafing/rubbing of thigh area

During your consultation Dr. Bosbous will take the time to listen to your concerns, explain in detail what you can expect after your surgery and help set realistic expectations regarding your result.

Thigh Lift Procedure

Your thigh lift procedure will take place in an accredited surgical center or hospital, and is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. You may require a brief hospital stay if combining thigh lift with other body contouring procedures. In most cases the surgery requires an incision from the upper inner thigh to just above the knee area. Occasionally a curved incision in the upper inner thigh can be used, but this depends on the amount of tissue needing to be excised and the skin quality of the area. Liposuction may be used in addition to directly removing the excess fat and skin. Your inner thigh muscles will not be affected by the procedure.

Thigh Lift Recovery and Results

Dr. Bosbous takes every measure to help minimize and conceal scarring for his patients. You will be placed in a compression garment following surgery to aid with the healing process and reduce swelling. Most patients return to work and light activity in 7-10 days and will resume exercise and vigorous activity in 3-4 weeks after being cleared by Dr. Bosbous.

If you feel that you could benefit from thigh lift surgery, contact Dr. Bosbous today to set up a one-on-one consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Thigh Lift Surgery?

A. Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that contours and reshapes the thigh area by removing excess skin. This surgery is typically performed on individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight or those who have loose or sagging skin due to ageing and genetic factors. During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions in the inner thigh area, removes excess skin and fat, and lifts and tightens the remaining skin to create a smoother, toned appearance. After surgery, patients need to wear compression garments and avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks to heal properly. If you are considering a Thigh Lift please get in touch with us to schedule a consultation!

What Type Of Thigh Lifts Are There?

A. There are several types of thigh lifts available, depending on the individual’s needs and requirements. Each type targets specific areas of the thigh and achieves different results. Some of the most common types of thigh lifts include:

Inner thigh lift: Targets the inner thigh area and removes excess skin and fat.

Bilateral thigh lift: Removes excess skin and fat from both the inner and outer parts of the thighs to improve overall contour.

Upper thigh lift: Targets the upper part of the inner thigh with incisions along the inner thigh to remove extra skin and fat.

Outer thigh lift: Targets the outer thigh area with incisions along the outer thigh to remove excess skin or fat.

Spiral thigh lift: An extensive procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the entire thigh area, including the front, back, inner, and outer thighs.

Why Should I Choose Thigh Lift Surgery?

A. Thigh lift surgery is a good option for individuals with excess skin and fat in their thighs that cannot be improved through diet and exercise alone. Consider this surgery if you have loose skin in your thigh area, experience chafing around your thigh area, or have lost a significant amount of weight, among other reasons. Many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their thighs, especially if they have excess skin and fat. Thigh lift surgery can help improve self-confidence and remove sagging skin and fat, giving your thighs a more youthful and toned appearance. Moreover, excess skin and fat in the thighs can make it difficult to move and perform certain activities, and this surgery can improve mobility and make it easier to perform physical activities.

Which Is Better: Thigh Lift Or Liposuction Surgery?

A. Both thigh lift and liposuction surgeries can contour and reshape the thighs, but they have different goals and methods. Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the thighs and tightening the remaining skin to create a toned appearance. Liposuction, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body, including the thighs. Liposuction is used to remove stubborn fat pockets. The choice between thigh lift and liposuction surgery ultimately depends on your individual need and the characteristics of your thighs.

If you have excess skin and fat in your thighs, thigh lift surgery may be more appropriate to achieve the desired results. However, if you have good skin elasticity and only want to remove excess fat from your thighs, liposuction may be a better option. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate procedure for you.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Thigh Lift?

A. The recovery time for a thigh lift can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and individual healing factors. After the surgery, discomfort, bruising, and swelling are common. Generally, patients can expect to take about 2-3 weeks off work and can resume light-strain activities after that. However, they should avoid strenuous activity for 4-5 weeks. Furthermore, depending on the complexity of the operation, it may take a few months for the swelling to completely subside and for the final results to be visible. It is important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions closely and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and favorable results.

How Long After A Thigh Lift Can I Exercise?

A. Thigh surgery involves incisions and tissue tightening, so the body may not be ready for extreme motions after the procedure. It is suggested to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 4-5 weeks after the surgery and allow the incisions to heal properly. During the initial recovery period, it’s important to avoid any activities that could put pressure on the thighs or cause excessive stretching of the incisions. This includes high-impact exercises such as running, jumping, or weightlifting. Once the surgeon gives the approval to resume exercise, patients should start slowly and then intensify their workouts. They may need to modify their exercise routine to avoid putting excessive strain on their thighs.

Can I Have A Thigh Lift Soon After A Tummy Tuck?

A. It is generally recommended for patients to wait several months after a tummy tuck before undergoing a thigh lift. Both procedures involve significant incisions, and performing them too close together can increase the risk of complications such as infection and poor healing. Additionally, recovery from a tummy tuck can be lengthy, and it is important to allow sufficient time for the body to heal and for swelling to subside before undergoing another surgical procedure. Plastic surgeons will be able to advise on the appropriate timing for a thigh lift after a tummy tuck based on individual circumstances and overall health. It is important to follow their recommendations and allow sufficient time for the body to heal between procedures.

How long does the thigh lift procedure take?

A. The duration of a thigh lift surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and whether additional procedures are being performed at the same time. In general, a thigh lift surgery can take between 2 to 4 hours to complete. However, more extensive procedures that involve removing larger amounts of skin and fat may take longer. Additionally, patients should also take into account the pre- and post-operative procedures, so they should anticipate that the entire process may take up their entire day. The surgical technique used for the thigh lift can also affect the duration of the surgery.

What Do I Need To Do After Thigh Lift Surgery?

A. After a thigh lift surgery, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the doctor to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Patients will be recommended to rest and avoid any strenuous activities for at least 2-3 weeks, take time off from work to allow themselves to heal properly, and wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and promote healing. Patients may also experience some discomfort and pain after surgery and will be prescribed pain medication to manage it. Eating a healthy diet can help speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of complications. They may also need to avoid certain foods, such as spicy or acidic foods, to prevent irritation around the incision area. Moreover, it is important to attend all follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor the progress and ensure proper healing.

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What People Say

"Dr. Bosbous and his team exceeded all my expectations. I am a year post-op, and I am delighted with my results. What you can expect: thorough, thoughtful explanation of the process; compassion and respect; professionalism and yet approachable, friendly demeanor."

- Kara N.

"Everything about my procedure was wonderful. I could not be happier."

- Amy K.

"The absolute best experience ever! So friendly, professional and knowledgeable. My results are excellent! The whole process went smoothly without complications. I see the results that I went in for."

- Kim N.

"Absolutely loving my post op results! Dr. Bosbous and his entire staff made me feel very comfortable and validated my concerns from the get go. I'm very happy with my decision to have surgery AND to have Dr. Bosbous perform it. Thank you!!!"

- Shellie S.

"The whole experience was wonderful. The medical staff is so caring and Dr. Bosbous is extremely skilled. I love my results."

- Amy L.