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Thigh Lift can be done either in conjunction with other surgery for patients who have experienced significant weight loss, or on its own. Thigh Lift may address issues in the buttock, outer thighs, or inner thighs. When posterior or lateral Thigh Lift is done in conjunction with a Tummy Tuck, it is often called a Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy.

A personalized thigh lift surgery at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ offers many incredible aesthetic and practical benefits to refresh the overall look of your thighs and upper legs, which include:

  • Getting rid of excess flaccid, baggy skin
  • Decreasing diet-resistant fat
  • Sculpting and shaping the thighs
  • Boosting the overall balance and proportion of the legs
  • Decreasing the prominence of cellulite
  • Reducing stretch marks
  • Enhancing your comfort by decreasing chafing and rubbing
  • Boosting self-image and confidence
  • Granting you the ability to wear what you want
  • Outcomes are long-lasting and dramatic

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When the buttock and/or outer thigh becomes loose and saggy, a "lateral" or "outer" thigh lift may be appropriate.  Most often, this is done with an incision that runs above the buttocks, although for patients with a lot of excess skin, especially after they have already had a lateral thigh lift, an excision along the bottom of the outer buttock may be appropriate.

When the inner thigh skin has become loose, this may be treated with an "inner" or "medial" thigh lift.  This can be done at the groin crease level alone, but is more commonly done, especially in patients who have lost a lot of weight, with an extension along the inner thigh to tighten the skin in the mid to lower thigh area.

Often, multiple procedures can be done at the same time.  For patients who need more procedures that can be done in a single surgery, a second surgery can often be scheduled from a few days to few weeks apart.

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After you lose significant amounts of weight, sometimes called "Massive Weight Loss", sagging of the skin is inevitable. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. Different procedures can help different parts of the body.

Thigh Lift - Dr. Nachbar has a wonderful bedside manner and truly cares about his patients. His availability to patients is phenomenal! As a patient you are able to speak to him directly anytime you need him. Amazing Doctor. His work is outstanding and his staff is wonderful and caring. They represent Dr. Nachbar very well. Love Dr. Nachbar! My surgical experience was very easy from consult to surgery day! Specifically, I was well informed by Dr. Nachbar regarding my lower body / thigh lift . I was given all of the surgical information to be a success.

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Thigh Lift - Dr. Nachbar goes above and beyond being an excellent Doctor. He treats his patient's like they are his only. He's extremely patient, provides clear and precise communication, and ALWAYS speaks directly to you as the patient. I have never met a surgeon who will call you ANY TIME you have questions or concerns! Plus my procedure has turned out wonderful. Dr. Nachbar gave me new legs after about 110-120 weight loss! He's an excellent surgeon.

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Arm Lift, Breast Reduction, Thigh Lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Monsplasty / Mons Pubis Liposuction - The patient centered care was amazing!

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Tummy tuck w/lipo and medial thigh lift - this is a long time coming - This is a long time coming... been wanting a Tummy Tuck for over 10 years. I seen that Dr. Nachbar does drainless tummy tucks and I didn't want to be bothered with drains. After my initial consultation I had with him I was energized but shocked by the dollar amount. I had a surgery scheduled in Miami that was $10k for TT and Breast lift but decided that I wanted to go to a Board certified Plastic Surgeon and a place that's isn't operate like a pill mill, also after care was imperative for me. Dr Nachbar required an overnight stay.In preparation of surgery I had to take a COVID test at least 72 hours prior, to surgery day. I also made sure I stayed hydrated and listened to relax and healing sounds in my sleep so that calmness would be in my subconscious. The day of surgery I got dropped off they gave my husband all the instructions and information he needed at the car since no visitors are allowed. So basically they drop you off and pick you up the next day that felt Weird but I understood Covid protocols.All the Dr's and nurses bedside manners were outstanding. All I remember is being wheeled in and waking up. Since I plan to come back and get a thigh lift he also started on my thigh repair since I was already going to be on my stomach with my lipo to the back and my 360 tummy tuck, the Dr did a thigh lift putting the incisions under my buttocks.The over night stay was just like any other hospital stay, I would say it was way more attention than after delivering a baby. The nurses gave me pin meds through my IV and antibiotics, also assisted with getting up and using the bathrooms. I also had leg cuffs on, blood pressure cuff and the finger thing on at all times. Every time I called the nurse they came within seconds. When I go back to get my next surgery I am looking forward ti that overnight care.The discharge day 03/12 they called my husband he was already outside waiting and it was a struggle getting into the car, but by taking my time and lifting not scooting it saves me a world of pain. However later that day we realized I had an opening in my back wound. We called the Dr he had me come to his office and he repaired the whole. No one was in the office so the office was closed and it appeared the Sr and his wife was out enjoying the day and stopped everything to close my wound.

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Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift - Dr Nachbar is an excellent surgeon far more superior in his technique than others. He has corrected many mistakes that were made by other surgeons.

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The best way to learn if Thigh Lift could benefit you, and especially if there are other areas you would like to improve at the same time, is to make an appointment with Dr. Nachbar for a complimentary consultation.  We look forward to meeting you!

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Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?

Thigh lift surgery is the best choice to improve the contour and appearance of your legs. Since the procedure includes tightening the skin and addressing excessive fat, it also minimizes the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your upper legs. If you are worried about cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Nachbar know during your consultation so he can customize your treatment plan to fit your goals.

Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?

Many patients combine a thigh lift with a butt lift or tummy tuck in a lower body lift. Thighplasties are also a standard part of an after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Nachbar about all your aesthetic desires and goals so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan that gives you the best results.

What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?

Although there are nonsurgical treatments for fat reduction and skin tightening, they are best for small or moderate improvements. A thighplasty is the best way to correct significant amounts of loose skin and stubborn fat on your legs. If you're considering nonsurgical treatments, ask Dr. Nachbar for more information during your consultation. He will tell you the pros and cons of both thigh lift surgery and nonsurgical options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.