Thigh Lift in Princeton, New Jersey
Over time, the smooth, tight skin of the thighs can begin to sag as collagen production in the body slows down. The result is often loose skin that sags, leaving patients with a lack of definition in this area. However, with a thigh lift, patients can counteract this condition and feel confident to show off smoother, tighter, more attractive thighs.
What is a thigh lift?
A thigh lift removes the excess skin and fat that causes a sagging, unattractive appearance on the legs. During a thigh lift, an incision is made in the natural folds of the skin, allowing Dr. Hazen to contour the thigh for a tighter appearance with a discreet scar. In order to get the results you want, Dr. Hazen will meet with you in a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns, and to go over the details of the procedure and recovery.
Thigh lift surgical details
A thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia. There are multiple methods for the way a thigh lift can be done. The right thigh lift technique for you will depend on your skin, how severe your condition is, and your specific aesthetic goals.
- A vertical thigh lift is performed to correct the inner thigh and knee area, with an incision along the groin crease and on the inside of the thigh.
- An outer or lateral thigh lift is performed to correct the upper area of the outer thighs, and the incision goes around the waist.
- A medial or inner thigh lift removes and tightens moderately excessive skin at the upper inner thigh. The incision is made in the groin crease and goes to the crease of the buttocks.
The majority of thigh lift patients need about two weeks to recover, and must wear a compression garment for about one week. During recovery, you will experience some swelling, soreness, and bruising. The details of your home care instructions, what to avoid, and what to expect during recovery will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.
As your skin begins to tighten and shrink in the months following your thigh lift, you will be able to see results. You’ll begin to see the first changes after a few weeks, with final results becoming visible at about six months.
Candidates for thigh lift surgery
If you’re in the Princeton, New Jersey area and you’re considering a thigh lift, you may be an excellent candidate. Ideal candidates for a thigh lift:
- Are bothered by the appearance of their thighs
- Are at or close to their goal weight
- Have a body mass index of 35
- Are non-smokers in overall good health
- Have realistic expectations for the surgery
Thigh Lift in Princeton, NJ at Hazen Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
Dr. Jill Hazen’s artistic visualization and clinical skills allow her to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for patients seeking cosmetic surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hazen offers everything for aging of face and body, as well as procedures popular with younger patients. She will personalize a treatment plan just for you, and you will feel well taken care of from the moment you meet with her. Recognized by Healthy Living as one of the Top Doctors in New Jersey, Dr. Hazen has lectured extensively over the years on cosmetic plastic surgery, and she has also been featured in the New York Times and New York magazine. If you’re in the Princeton, NJ area and you’re interested in a thigh lift, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation.