Thigh Lift in New York City with
Dr. Shridharani

What is a Thigh Lift in New York City with Dr. Shridharani?

A thigh lift removes excess skin and in some cases — fat from the inner thighs. A thigh lift will improve the contour of the thighs leaving the skin smoother and tightened.

Why consider a Thigh Lift with Dr. Shridharani?

If you have lost a considerable amount of weight, which has left you with excess skin around your thighs, a thigh lift may be the best option for you. A thigh lift is often a solution when exercise and weight loss has not resulted in the desired firmer and more youthful-looking legs. During your consultation with Dr. Shridharani, he will discuss your desired results and discuss if a thigh lift is right for you.

I am more concerned about the fat on my inner and outer thighs, should I still consider a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. With the use of liposuction, excess fat can be removed where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be recommended. With the use of liposuction in conjunction with a thigh lift, the overall contour of your thighs can be dramatically improved.

What type of anesthesia will be used during my Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift can be performed under twilight sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Shridharani and his anesthesiologist will recommend the best option for you during your consultation.

Where is the scar located for my Thigh Lift?

Incisions vary based on the areas to be treated, degree of correction, and amount of skin hanging. One technique used for a thigh lift is placing the incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. You may qualify for a minimal incision medial thigh lift that involves an incision only in the groin area. Dr. Shridharani will review your thigh lift incisions during your consultation.

Is a Thigh Lift permanent?

Visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, the skin and fat that is removed is relatively permanent.

What to expect during recovery?

After your thigh lift, we ask for you to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contour as you heal. Dr. Shridharani and his team will discuss with you at length what to expect after your procedure.

When will I see the results of my Thigh Lift?

The results are visible immediately. However, it may take six months to a year to see the final results. Following a thigh lift, skin quality is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel. Swelling may be visible for several weeks to months after your thigh lift. Your scar will continue to soften up to a year after surgery, leaving a very fine line.

When can I resume normal activity and exercise?

Due to the friction in the thigh area during exercise, we ask that you wait to resume exercise for four to six weeks after your procedure.