What is a Thigh Lift?

Los Angeles Thigh LiftThe thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of the thigh  and reduce sagging in the inner or outer thigh. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the thighs and buttocks using lifting and tightening loose skin in the area. The  procedure may be recommended to patients who have excess and loose skin in the thighs due to a large amount of weight loss or previous liposuction procedures. A thigh lift is not a substitute for a healthy weight loss program that includes a nutritious, low-calorie diet and exercise. Rather, it is used after the weight loss is complete when resulting sags and dimples in the skin must be addressed.

There are a number of different procedures to meet the needs of specific areas of the thigh. All may be helpful to patients who want to improve the contour of the thigh and get rid of excess, sagging skin after losing a significant amount of weight. Which procedure should be used will often be decided by the cosmetic surgeon after a thorough  examination of the area and a discussion with the patient about the expected outcome of the surgery. The 3 most common ones are:

  • Inner Thigh Lift
    An inner thigh lift targets the skin around the inner thigh, and is often the procedure of choice for patients who are dealing with sagging skin as the result of significant weight loss or due to the aging process.
  • Medial Thigh Lift
    This procedure addresses the skin on the upper part of the inner thigh. In this procedure, the incision generally runs from the groin area around the inside of the leg to the crease of the buttock. This type of thigh lift is most often performed under a general anesthesia.
  • Bilateral Thigh Lift
    The bilateral thigh lift targets the area from the outside of the thigh to the front of the thigh. The incision is usually made at the top of the leg and the surgeon aims to follow the line of a bathing suit or underwear so that the scar may be hidden from view.

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At OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique, we believe in achieving excellent result in a safe environment. The environment at OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique caters to the comfort and security of our patients, from the accommodating reception area to our modern surgical center.

Utilizing only the very best technology in state-of-the-art Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center. Conveniently located in the beautiful Los Angeles, CA, a wide variety of cosmetic procedures can be performed in the security of the fully accredited Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center.

  • “My journey in finding a qualified Plastic Surgeon who was familiar with the complications  and emotional results of a post-op Bariatric patient was an arduous one. I found Dr. Tavoussi after an extensive search led me to one of his informative and FREE evening forums.

    I was immediately impressed. He was not disinterested in my WLS issues (as so many before had been), but instead really listened to my worries and my dreams – dreams that could only be possible with the help of a skilled and knowledgeable plastic surgeon. I had a Arm Lift procedure three weeks ago (skin removed on my arms) – and already have plans to have a breast reduction/lift and tummy tuck in 30 more lbs or so. Meanwhile, this simple procedure has already made me feel better about myself, and Dr. Tavoussi’s humor, intelligence and obvious caring made all the difference.

    I was not a “typical” plastic surgery candidate, and if anything, he and his awesome staff made me feel even more important than I could have expected. I cannot say enough about my WONDERFUL relationship with this great man. Thank you.”

    Rachel M
    Jan 2009
  • “Eight and one half months ago I had a VSG and lost a significant amount of weight which left me with the usual baggy skin, etc. Smoking, age and continually remaining outside without sunscreen further contributed to the problem. When I looked in the mirror I saw my 88 year-old Mimi’s face looking back at me.

    I chose Dr. Tavoussi and OC Cosmetic surgery Clinique to perform the surgery after reading reviews from this boards and interviewing another surgeon. Pre-operatively, Dr. Tavoussi devoted much time to answering my questions about procedures, explaining risks in detail and describing my post-op care. His down-to earth style and funny  one-liners created a fun and comfortable environment. In addition to Dr. Tavoussi’s sense of humor, he maintains a delightful and helpful staff.

    As I have a mentally and physically challenged adult daughter, scheduling and obtaining care for her during this time posed some unusual constraints. The staff and Dr. Tavoussi graciously worked to arrange the surgery when it was most convenient for me. Dr. Tavoussi performed a face lift, neck lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery and brow lift. The results exceeded my expectations. I have been please and others have been complimentary of the results even though I am only four weeks post-op. The minimal pain I experienced was well controlled with medications and follow-up care has been as thorough as the pre-op care. Dr. Tavoussi is a true artist, dedicated to improving the looks and lives of his patients. Thank you.”

    Boo Julian
    Nov 2008
  • Dr. Tavoussi is a GOD send to anyone that has had bariatric surgery and now faces the difficult task of removing excess skin and correcting other defects associated with weight loss.Dr. Tavoussi worked with me to put together the best plan for me to get everything accomplished that I felt needed to be corrected on my new, smaller body.

    I never felt rushed while with him and he never seemed distracted, like he had other things to do. His office staff is the best I have ever dealt with!!! Courteous, kind, and understanding. I recommend Dr. Tavoussi to anyone in the continental US that wants their surgery to be spectacular. I would be more than happy to answer questions regarding Dr. Tavoussi regarding my procedure from a patient point of view.”

    Suzan T.
    Dec 2009