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How Long is Recovery After a Thigh Lift?

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How Long is Recovery After a Thigh Lift?

Weight loss or the effects of aging can leave you with loose, sagging skin around your upper thighs. With a thigh lift, you can remove this excess skin and restore a more sculpted lower body. This procedure lifts the skin of the lower body from the knees to the groin area to improve the appearance of your whole lower body. 

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, also known as a lower body lift, corrects sagging or loose skin around the thighs. This surgical procedure is usually the most effective way to remove significant amounts of sagging skin in the thigh area. If you have too much sagging skin for non-surgical skin tightening to give you the results you want, a thigh lift may make a good choice for you. 

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How is a Thigh Lift Performed? 

Dr. Lawton will customize your thigh lift surgery based on the extent of your loose skin and your desired results. She has performed many thigh lift procedures and has experience providing excellent results and minimizing visible incisions as much as possible. The thigh lift removes excess skin and lifts the remaining skin to tighten the area and eliminate folds, creases, and sagging. 

What Is Recovery Like From a Thigh Lift? 

You will need someone to give you a ride home after your procedure and be available to help you for the first few days. You will have some pain, swelling, and bruising in the thigh area that starts to resolve within the first week or two. You will have a compression garment to wear during this time to help your skin tighten and heal. Most people can return to work in two or three weeks. Strenuous activity will need to wait several more weeks, so you do not put stress on the healing areas. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?

The overall cost of a thigh lift depends on many factors. Pricing differs depending on your location. The cost can also be determined by the experience and skill of the provider you choose to go to. The national average cost of a thigh lift is $5171. This does not include expenses like anesthesia, medications, support garments, and other fees. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

Most people with significant sagging skin on their things will make good candidates for a thigh lift. Ideal candidates have no significant health problems and do not use tobacco products. You may not make a good candidate if you have a history of bleeding or clotting problems. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about thigh lifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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