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Thigh lift

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after thigh lift surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Thigh lift is also commonly known as “thigh tuck” or “thighplasty”. This procedure shapes and contours thighs to achieve a youthful and toned appearance. The most common reasons to seek thigh lift surgery include excess fullness, fatty tissue, and droopy skin in the thighs. These changes are more evident in the inner thigh. Some patient’s only have excess fatty tissue, some others droopy skin, and some a combination of all of the above. In all the cases the patient may find it difficult to wear jeans, leggings, exercise, and in some cases severely affect self image and confidence.

There are known advantages to thigh lift surgery: Removes excess fatty tissue in the inner thighs, removes excess droopy skin in the inner thighs, tightens the inner thigh skin

What can thigh lift correct

Thigh fullness

Caused by accumulation of excess fatty tissue in the inner thigh creating the appearance of fullness and bulkiness. Thigh lift surgery reduces excess fatty tissue via liposuction or direct removal.

Droopy and loose thigh skin

Droopy or loose skin is the most common concern for thigh lift patients. It can affect the persons self image and confidence as well as limit the ability to wear desired clothing. Thigh lift surgery reduces droopy skin by directly removing it from the thigh and creating a tightening effect.

Thigh fullness

Caused by accumulation of excess fatty tissue in the inner thigh creating the appearance of fullness and bulkiness. Thigh lift surgery reduces excess fatty tissue via liposuction or direct removal.

Droopy and loose thigh skin

Droopy or loose skin is the most common concern for thigh lift patients. It can affect the persons self image and confidence as well as limit the ability to wear desired clothing. Thigh lift surgery reduces droopy skin by directly removing it from the thigh and creating a tightening effect.

Thigh fullness

Caused by accumulation of excess fatty tissue in the inner thigh creating the appearance of fullness and bulkiness. Thigh lift surgery reduces excess fatty tissue via liposuction or direct removal.

Thigh lift surgery

Dr. Rueda is an expert in thigh lift surgery and performs three types of procedures to achieve the desired outcome for every patient: thigh lift with liposuction, mini thigh lift, and vertical thigh lift (also known as full thigh lift).

Thigh Lift With Liposuction

Two small puncture sites to fit a 3mm blunt cannula hidden in upper thigh creases

Mini Arm Lift

There is a small horizontal incision made and hidden in the crease between inner thighs and perineum

Full Arm Lift

There is a vertical incision extending from upper thigh crease with perineum down the inner thigh

Thigh Lift With Liposuction

Excess inner thigh fatty tissue with good skin elasticity

Mini Thigh Lift

Excess inner thigh fatty tissue with skin excess limited to the upper inner thigh

Vertical Thigh Lift

Excess inner thigh fatty tissue with severe loose and droopy skin through the thigh.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. There is swelling and bruising for first few days in inner thighs. A dressing is applied for 48 hours and then removed. A compressive sleeve is worn to help reduce swelling after surgery. Drains are used and kept in for 3-10 days.

Most patients generally return to work in 1-2 weeks. Exercise is not allowed until 4 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a thigh lift varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your thigh lift

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for thigh lift. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best thigh lift Palm Beach can offer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Good candidates for thigh lift surgery are patients who want to reduce inner thigh fullness and achieve a toned appearance. The type of procedure that most fits the persons needs is relative to amount of excess fat and skin.

The effects of thigh lift surgery are permanent! The procedure does not prevent the inevitable effects of aging or further weight gain that could lead to some future reaccumulation of fat or further droopy skin in the thigh.

Thigh lift surgery may take 1-3 hours depending if liposuction, mini thigh lift, or vertical thigh lift was performed.

Your thigh lift surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. This procedure is performed under twilight or general anesthesia. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.

Yes! The majority of patient’s undergoing this procedure undergo liposuction of their abdomen, hips, or knees. This can be done safely at the time of the procedure.

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