What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the contours of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat. It addresses sagging skin caused by factors such as aging, weight loss, or genetics. 

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Why Come to Dr. Bolitho for Cosmetic Surgery?

When it comes to getting amazing, natural-looking outcomes, Dr. Glynn Bolitho has been doing just that for decades. Nothing is more important to him than clients’ safety and getting a youthful, revitalizing outcome.

  • Quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery
  • High safety standards
  • Board-certified anesthesiologists and credentialed staff
  • Extraordinary attention to patient care

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Benefits of a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift in La Jolla offers a range of benefits that enhance both aesthetics and quality of life:

  • Improved Contours: Excess skin and fat are removed, resulting in smoother and more toned thigh contours.
  • Improved Proportions: Thighs become better proportioned in relation to the rest of the body.
  • Increased Confidence: Aesthetic improvements often lead to boosted self-esteem and body confidence.
  • Clothing Fit: Clothes fit better and more comfortably after excess skin is eliminated.
  • Physical Comfort: Reduced skin friction and irritation can alleviate physical discomfort.
  • Youthful Appearance: Thigh lift results contribute to a more youthful and revitalized overall look.
  • Personalized Transformation: Dr. Bolitho tailors the procedure to your individual goals and needs, ensuring a customized outcome.
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Thigh Lift Procedures

Dr. Bolitho helps clients achieve smoother, more toned thigh contours through two basic techniques.

Lateral Thigh Lift:

  • Focuses on the outer thigh area, addressing sagging skin along the sides.
  • Involves an incision along the hip and outer thigh, allowing for skin and tissue tightening.
  • Suited for individuals seeking improvement in the outer thigh and buttock area.
  • Often combined with abdominoplasty or ‘tummy tuck’

Medial Thigh Lift:

  • Targets the inner thighs, addressing sagging skin in this area.
  • Involves an incision along the inner thigh, allowing for skin and fat removal.
  • Ideal for individuals with significant skin laxity in the inner thigh region.
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Maximizing Your Desired Outcome for Shapely Legs

A thigh lift is often combined with liposuction to enhance the overall results and achieve a balanced body contour. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat deposits from areas surrounding the thighs, further refining their shape and improving proportions. This combined approach helps address both excess skin and stubborn fat, resulting in smoother and more sculpted thigh contours. Dr. Bolitho's expertise ensures a harmonious combination of these procedures tailored to your individual goals and needs.

How is a Thigh Lift Performed?

Embark on a transformative thigh lift procedure guided by Dr. Bolitho's expertise with these essential steps:

  1. Anesthesia: Receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.
  2. Incision Placement: Incisions are strategically made along the inner thigh.
  3. Skin and Fat Removal: Excess skin and fat are meticulously removed to achieve smoother contours.
  4. Incision Closure: Incisions are meticulously closed with sutures or adhesive, minimizing scarring.

How Long Until I Can Return to My Usual Routine?

Thigh lift recovery time varies but typically involves a downtime of about 1 to 2 weeks. During this period, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. It's advisable to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Dr. Bolitho's guidance throughout the recovery process ensures a smooth and successful rejuvenation journey.

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Experience and Skill Result in Achieving Amazing Outcomes

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Dr. Bolitho's commitment to exceptional results is evident through his quadruple board certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery and multiple residencies and fellowships. He is certified to perform plastic surgery in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. His dedication to patient well-being and safety is showcased through his second-generation physician background, maintaining the highest standards in care. Operating out of the state-of-the-art facilities at Scripps Memorial Hospital adjacent to our La Jolla offices, Dr. Bolitho ensures that each client receives personalized attention, upholding the utmost in hospital-quality safety standards and delivering beautiful transformative outcomes.

Contact Us Today if You are Considering a Thigh Lift

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho as soon as possible so you can discover what is possible with a thigh lift procedure.

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