Thigh Lift Enjoy a Sculpted and Toned Set of Legs

As your skin’s natural elasticity declines over time—usually because of age, gravity, lifestyle habits, and/or significant weight loss— thighs that were formerly firm and toned can begin to sag and even appear dimpled or flabby. Thigh lift surgery helps you enjoy sculpted and taut inner and outer thighs, restoring a youthfully lifted shape and smooth, toned leg contours. Our offices are located in Richmond, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Washington DC. When you’re ready to learn more about what the thigh lift can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

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Am I the Ideal Thigh Lift Candidate?

The thigh lift is a powerful surgical tool for any patient who is at or near their ideal weight but who has been unable to improve the appearance of their thighs through exercise and diet alone. This procedure is also quite beneficial to patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and currently find themselves dealing with large amounts of excess, loosened skin in the thigh area. 

By safely and effectively excising the stretched-out skin in the thigh area, the thigh lift can serve as the final step in your transformative weight loss journey, allowing you to see the true results of your hard-fought weight loss battle.

Your Thigh Lift Experience

A typical thigh lift procedure takes about two hours complete and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or IV sedation. This means that you’ll be asleep and will feel nothing during your procedure, and you’ll be able to return home the same day (though you’ll need a friend to drive you).

While a traditional thigh lift primarily involves removing and tightening any excess skin that may be present in the area, some patients may also require an ancillary liposuction procedure to remove large amounts of excess fatty tissue. With over 30 years of experience between them, Drs. Burton and Reps Sundin will determine the technique that’s right for you.

Our Thigh Lift Techniques

Your specific thigh lift may be performed using one or more of these specialized techniques, depending on the extent of reshaping required. During your consultation, Dr. Sundin will advise you as to the technique that is most right for you, before describing what you can expect from your surgical experience in great detail.

Medial Thigh Lift

An incision is made in the groin area, running to the back of the buttock crease. This enables the surgeon to tighten skin and remove fat from the upper area of your inner thigh.

Inner Thigh Lift

An incision will be made at the junction of the pubic area and upper thigh. This incision allows your surgeon to expertly tighten and contour your inner thigh area.

Bilateral Thigh Lift

This involves an incision beginning at the top of the leg, near the bikini line, enabling your surgeon to tighten the skin along both the left and right sides of the leg.

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Your Rest and Recovery After a Thigh Lift

Most patients require a minimum of one to two weeks of downtime after thigh lift surgery, and it’ll be important to avoid leg movement as much as possible during this time to facilitate the healing process. Post-operative swelling and bruising can take up to four to six weeks to completely subside, while the gradual return to all normal activities can take up to four to six months. You’ll be given detailed aftercare instructions and a thorough timeline that explains your recovery process to you in advance of your procedure, as your healing experience will vary according to the techniques used to create your results.

Burton M. Sundin, MD

Reps B. Sundin, MD

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Creating the Outcomes You Deserve

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery—with offices in Richmond, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Washington DC—we understand the frustration that comes from being unable to achieve the body shape you want despite your best efforts to stay active, fit, and healthy. Board-certified plastic surgeons and brothers Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin offer a range of powerful surgical solutions—such as the thigh lift—designed to restore and enhance your youthful, sexy curves. With over 30 years of experience, these talented and caring surgeons remain committed to the most up-to-date, advanced surgical techniques in order to minimize the risk of complications and unintended side effects while taking the time to custom-tailor each procedure to match your unique aesthetic goals.

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Show Off a Toned and Fit Physique

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being.

Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive specialized training and decades of experience. If you are interested in a thigh lift, or if you would more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today.

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