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What is a Thigh Lift?

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What is a Thigh Lift?

Excess skin from drastic weight changes can contribute to the appearance of flabbier thighs. A thigh lift can revitalize and tone the look of your thighs. 

What is a Thigh Lift? 

A thigh lift (lower body lift) is a surgical procedure that corrects and tightens loose skin on the thighs. Not only can overstretched skin on the thighs occur because of significant weight fluctuations, but aging can also cause the skin to lose overall laxity. Dr. Lawton can perform a thigh lift to improve a patient’s overall confidence in their lower body. 

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How Does It Work? 

Dr. Lawton works with the natural groin creases to prevent noticeable scarring. Before the procedure, a qualified anesthesiologist will put you under general anesthesia. While you are under anesthesia, Dr. Lawton removes the loose skin to tone the appearance of the thighs. Generally, a thigh lift is an outpatient procedure that takes around 3-4 hours. 


You will need to restrict your overall activities for two weeks following your procedure because of where the incision is placed. There will be detailed post-operative instructions from Dr. Lawton after your thigh lift surgery. 

Benefits of a Thigh Lift

When you have been struggling with the appearance of saggy skin on the thighs, a thigh lift from Dr. Lawton can benefit you significantly: 

  • Because the loose skin is gone, your thighs appear more contoured
  • The results are immediately apparent after a thigh lift
  • Can you feel more confident in your appearance
  • Clothes fit you better
  • Move without worrying about how your thighs look


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.

Am I a Candidate for a Thigh Lift? 

Almost anyone who has excess skin on the thighs but is currently a stable weight can be a candidate for a thigh lift. Dr. Lawton will discuss your health history during your consultation. 

If you have been struggling with the appearance of saggy skin on your thighs, poorly fitting clothes, or constant friction between your legs with routine movements, you may want to consider a thigh lift. 


*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) 541-0397 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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