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Are you too embarrassed to wear shorts or a swimsuit because you are self-conscious about your inner thighs?  Are there pockets of fat on the upper legs that have not responded to diet and exercise?  Has significant weight loss left your thighs with sagging, excess skin?  Has the aging process robbed your skin of its elasticity?  A medial thigh lift can address these problems and create a more toned, sculpted appearance.

What is a medial thigh lift?

A medial thigh lift, or inner thigh lift, is a surgical reshaping procedure that removes fat and  tightens loose, sagging skin on the thighs.  A thigh lift accomplishes results that could not be obtained through diet and exercise.  Tightening and toning the thighs helps patients feel younger and more self-confident about their appearance.

Dr. Cristina Keusch performs the procedure under general anesthesia at her state-of the-art surgical center.  An inner thigh incision allows her to access sagging thigh muscles and skin. She will remove excess fat, adjust the muscles, and trim excess skin to tighten and contour the inner thighs.

Am I a good candidate?

Patients considering a medial thigh lift should be in good overall health and non-smokers.  Ideal candidates should be at a stable, healthy weight and have realistic expectations for their results.

How long is recovery?

A medial thigh lift is a major surgery with a recovery period of four to six weeks.  Initially the patient should not do any heavy lifting, squatting, or strenuous exercise.  The legs should be kept elevated as much as possible to reduce swelling.  It’s normal for some swelling and bruising to occur around the incisions, and even around the ankles.  Patients may be able to return to work within a week or two, depending on their job duties.  Dr. Keusch often clears patients to resume normal exercise in about six weeks.

What results can I expect?

Patients will see some results immediately, especially if they had pronounced sagging.  By the end of the recovery period, thighs should be noticeably sleeker and smoother with better proportioned contours.  If the patient’s weight remains stable, results can last for a long time.  However, additional skin laxity can occur as part of the aging process.

Next steps

If you are interested in learning whether a medial thigh lift is the right procedure for you, contact Dr. Keusch at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation.  Dr. Keusch will assess your skin laxity, your goals for the procedure, listen to your concerns, and answer any questions you may have.  Say goodbye to those embarrassing thighs and hello to shorts and swimsuits!