What is The Cost of a Thigh Lift?
The thigh lift cost starts at $8,999.
Recovery Period Following a Thigh Lift?
While it can take 3-4 weeks to recover from a thigh lift, patients should wait approximately three months to resume normal activities, especially vigorous exercise.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift procedure can take on average 2-3 hours.
What is a Thigh Lift?
As we age and fluctuate weight, the thighs tend to lose elasticity, creating droopy skin that is wiggly and hangs loosely. The thigh lift procedure removes the excess fat and skin, thereby allowing patients to achieve a slimmer, more toned look in the area around the upper legs. Above all, the procedure successfully makes the lower body firmer and more proportionate to the rest of the body.
Am I a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift?
Those in good health who suffer from excess or sagging skin on the thighs and upper legs are good candidates. Candidates also include those who suffer from stubborn cellulite on their thighs, or who have excess skin or have fatty deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise. All candidates should be in good health, have reasonable expectations, and be committed to keeping a healthy lifestyle post-surgery to maintain results.
Thigh Lift Benefits
This procedure will remove a significant amount of excess skin in the thighs, resulting in firmer, shapelier legs.
A thigh lift is not primarily a fat loss procedure. However, the surgeon can remove excess fatty deposits, eliminating the annoying ‘chub rub’ some may experience with larger thighs.
Many people with excess skin also have stretch marks. While thigh lifts will not eliminate them, tightening the skin minimizes their appearance.
Reduces the Risk of Infection
Excess skin isn’t just aesthetically annoying. The skin folds can collect moisture, which can ultimately lead to skin irritation and infections. Removing the excess skin reduces the risk of disease.
Thigh Lift Risks & Complications
Like all procedures, a thigh lift comes with the risk of complications. Dr. Bray has been performing thigh lift surgery for over 15 years. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
- Bruising, swelling and numbness: In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days. However, any discomfort can be significantly diminished using oral medication prescribed by the doctors.
- Hematomas: It is possible for a small collection of blood, or a hematoma, to develop under the skin as a result of this surgery. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons will take every precaution to prevent this from occurring.
- Scarring: In some cases, a thigh lift can result in scarring. Complimentary post-surgery laser treatments will reduce the risk of visible scarring.
Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?
For over fifteen years, Dr. Peter Bray, who has specialized in post weight loss surgery and post-bariatric surgery since his years on staff at the Toronto General Hospital, has been providing a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery and non-surgical transformations to the face and body. His unique, hands-on approach ensures that time and personal attention are paid to understand every patient’s goals.
Dr. Bray uses the most innovative techniques to produce beautiful body contour results with an emphasis on excellent outcomes, safety, comfort, and care. As such, it is no surprise that he is Canada’s foremost authority on BodyTite liposuction. Unlike others in his field, he understands that beauty is not cookie-cutter but varies from patient to patient. No matter the procedure, he provides natural-looking results that last.
Thigh Lift for Men in Toronto
Sometimes, rigorous exercise and meticulous dieting just don’t do the trick. You lose the weight, only to end up thinner but with excess skin. Fortunately, a thigh lift exists to improve the proportions of the thighs, thereby producing results that would have been impossible to achieve through traditional methods.
Also known as a thighplasty, a thigh lift involves shaping the thighs by removing excess fat and skin, resulting in an appearance that is leaner and smoother. During the procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will strategically place an incision hidden in the groin crease. Before the incision is closed, the physicians will remove and tighten the excess skin. In doing so, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will restore the shape of the thigh, remove excess skin, create a smooth contour, and reduce stretch marks.
For the cost of $8,999, patients will have the world-renowned expertise of the Toronto Plastic Surgeons at their disposal. In addition, it is worth noting that, following the procedure, patients will only need to wait 3-4 weeks before returning to their normal, daily activities. Best of all, if patients maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, the results of the surgery will be permanent.
A thighplasty is intended for both men and women. Increasingly, men are electing to undergo thigh lift procedures to combat the effects of aging and improve the proportions of their thighs. For men who want their thighs to look and feel firmer, a thigh lift is an ideal solution.
The Toronto Plastic Surgeons utilize a minimally invasive thigh lift approach designed to reduce the risk of complications. Book a consultation today, and find out why the Toronto Plastic Surgeons is the place to go for all your thigh lift needs!
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Different Types of Thigh Lift
Dr. Mulholland performs an anterior mini-inner thigh lift and Dr Bray performs the mini-inner thighplasty, as well as all the extended, medial, and lateral thigh lifts. These procedures address different problems:
Mini-Anterior Thigh Lift
Only lifts and tightens lax skin situated on the upper inner thigh.
Medial Thigh Lift
Addresses the problems that come with excess skin and fat on the inner thigh. This specific procedure contours the leg from the groin to the knee.
Lateral Thigh Lift
This procedure removes excess fat and skin on the outer thigh. Both the outer thighs and buttocks are shaped.
Thigh Lift Alternatives
EMSculpt, CoolSculpting, Sculpsure, and EvolveTite are non-invasive technologies that can permanently and non-invasively destroy fat, tighten skin and tone muscle without the need for surgery.
How is a Thigh Lift Performed?
Both Dr. Mulholland and Dr. Bray perform thigh lifts at The Toronto Plastic Surgeons SpaMedica Surgery centre. Depending on the patient’s needs, an anesthesiologist may administer general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
A concealed incision in the inner part of the upper thigh provides an opportunity to tighten and lift the skin of the upper leg, creating a sleek and slim profile. Depending on your personal needs, your thigh lift will be modified to address your specific problem area, in the outer, inner or front part of the thigh.
The thigh lift surgeon uses strategic incision placement to minimize scarring. The skin is then removed and tightened, and the incision is closed.
Preparing for a Thigh Lift
Preparation for a thigh lift includes:
- Lab testing
- Medical evaluation
- Cease smoking
- Cease taking medication that thins the blood
What to Expect Post Thigh Lift Surgery
Typically, after two weeks of rest and recovery, most thigh lift patients can return to work and regular daily activity. More strenuous activity and exercise will have to be avoided for at least one month to ensure complete recovery. Patients will have to wait 4 to 6 months before returning to many strenuous fitness activities.
For proper maintenance, patients are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. Stay within a healthy weight range following the procedure to maintain the new contours. Exercise will help keep the thighs looking firm.
The surgeon will provide you with further instructions for your post-op.
Thigh Lift Recovery
Days 1-7: Most patients experience minimal pain alleviated with medication. Patients should rest as much as possible, avoiding leg movement.
Days 7-10: Patients can return to work.
Month 1: Bruising and swelling subside.
Month 6: Patients can return to all normal activities.
Thigh Lift FAQ
Is Getting a Thigh Lift Painful?
There is minimal pain throughout the procedure, as an anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia or intravenous sedation before a thigh lift. Any pain post-op can be managed with oral medications but the pain is usually only moderate in nature, as there is no cutting of muscle.
Can a Thigh Lift Eliminate Cellulite?
Many patients notice a modest reduction in cellulite after a thigh lift. However, cellulite may reappear after the site heals. Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bray can combine a thigh lift with a cellulite reduction procedure.
How Long Will the Results Last?
If patients maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, the results are long-lasting. It is usual for the skin to lose some elasticity, so some patients may experience slight sagging as they get older and a recurrence of thigh skin laxity. The EvolveTite and other non-invasive skin tightening procedures are used to maintain and protect your investment.