What is a thigh lift?
People who undergo massive weight loss occasionally require one additional step to finalize their body transformation. Depending on the amount of time you carried the extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, hanging skin may be a separate concern if the skin was not able to adapt to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are especially areas of concern for a lot of people. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed offers surgical thigh lifts (also called thighplasty) to trim away excess skin on the outer or inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter look. This surgery has risen in popularity since it offers natural-looking results for patients fighting sagging skin on the thighs. To schedule your consultation, contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA.
"Dr.Ahmed got skills!! I could not be happier with the results of my tummy tuck and lipo. He gave me back my pre baby body, and then some! I went on 5 consultations prior to him. A few minutes into my consultation with Dr.Ahmed I knew he was the one. He is honest, and didn’t try to sell me up on procedures like other plastic surgeons I saw previously. He listened and answered my questions patiently and explained in great detail what my procedure would be like. No one else took that kind of time. Surgery day was calm and his staff is super friendly and caring. After surgery he was always available to answer my questions and making appointments with his staff was easy and they worked with my crazy schedule every time. Dr.Ahmed has changed my life and I am forever grateful. I recommend him to everyone I know."- P. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2020
"Dr. Omar Ahmed is a highly skilled and talented surgeon. He is honest, down to earth, and his bedside manner is excellent. I had a tummy tuck, 360 lipo and a BBL. It was a transformation beyond my expectations. I am extremely happy with the results, and recommended him to anyone and everyone I know who wants cosmetic surgery. I will be returning to him for a breast augmentation in 6 months. Thanks Doc, you changed my life!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2020
"Dr. Ahmed is extremely kind and very informative. He's considerate and always attentive to my mom's needs and concerns. My mom has had several surgeries and had no complications whatsoever. I appreciate his direct approach and his willingness to answer all my questions. My mom says she always feels safe with him. Highly recommend him and his staff. His assistant Angelina is a delight to work with. We wish you all the best, Robin Appleby and Barbara Curry."- R.A. / Google / Sep 08, 2019
"In February 2018, I tumbled down the stairs of my office building. I sustained a four-inch gash in my head that bled profusely. I was sent to Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. They called Dr Ahmed to stitch up my head. My Blue Shield PPO did not want to pay his bill of $7,000, which I thought was very reasonable, given the very skillful job he did, but they paid the ER Doctor’s $5,000 bill. Dr Ahmed was the only doctor that I saw that day, despite a bad concussion."- J.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2019
Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift
Thigh lift surgery is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that improves the appearance of excess skin. Thigh lift surgery is commonly performed on people who have lost at least 100 pounds. It's also helpful for older people who are battling loose skin due to age, as well as with women whose body weight changed from pregnancy and childbirth. If you have wrinkly, hanging, or loose skin on your upper thighs (outer, inner, or both), thigh lift surgery can be a big help.
Thigh Lift Technique
During a thigh lift at Omar Ahmed, M.D., general anesthesia is commonly used. A surgical incision is placed near the top portion of the thigh in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. This incision typically extends down to the midsection of the thigh. This allows enough room to perform liposuction (if necessary) to remove stubborn pockets of fat, as well as to excise all excess skin at the top of the thigh area. The skin will be stretched upward so it is taut and safely secured with sutures. In some cases, an incision may be made in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the amount of tissue being removed.
Follow-Up After Thigh Lift Surgery
A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. As soon as the procedure is done, you will be monitored and then allowed to go home to begin your recovery. There is usually discomfort, bruising, and swelling during the first days of recovery. Within a few days, many patients are able to get up and slowly walk, which is necessary for improved blood circulation and faster healing. The full recovery period usually lasts about 6 – 8 weeks. Although there will be some scarring, you will start to see improvements in the contour and shape of your thighs.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have extra skin on your thighs that causes embarrassment, we encourage you to contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to find out more about thighplasty. To meet your unique goals, a thigh lift can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries, such as abdominoplasty. Call our office today to book an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, and learn more about attaining a more toned appearance.