Inner Thigh Lift

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Losing a significant amount of weight is an exciting accomplishment, but many individuals are unprepared for the sagging skin and uneven distribution of fat deposits that can result once the weight is gone.

What was once envisioned as a time to celebrate can be discouraging when your figure does not return to your former self. In order to achieve balance between the weight loss and your physical appearance, plastic surgery may be an important part of the journey, along with maintenance of a healthy diet and exercise plan.

Better proportion of the lower body may require an inner thigh lift, to rejuvenate the legs. In the end, a beautiful youthful body shape can be achieved.

Inner Thigh Lift Procedure

The ideal candidate for an inner thigh lift is a healthy, non-smoking individual who has had moderate to significant weight loss. The skin laxity in the inner thigh may be limited to the upper thigh but may also extend down the inner thigh towards the knee. Your weight should be stable and as close to your ideal body weight for at least 3 months before beginning the process of surgical body contouring.

Inner thigh lifts are conducted by Dr. Kessler in an outpatient surgery center. In most cases, the procedure takes between three and six hours, depending on the degree of skin laxity in the thighs. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

The incisions used in the procedure depend on the amount of skin laxity present. A single incision in the groin crease is used for patients who have modest skin laxity limited to the upper inner thigh. Inseam incisions are made in addition to the one in the groin crease for inner thigh skin that is both horizontally and vertically lax. The two incisions form the shape of an L or a T. The vertical incisions heal well as they are under minimal tension.

Liposuction may be used to obtain an optimal contour of the thigh. The skin will be lifted and given deep tissue support to promote long-lasting results. By re-draping the tissue, a smoother texture and shapelier body contour is achieved. Excess skin is then trimmed prior to suturing the incisions closed.

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Your Inner Thigh Lift will be performed in Dr. Robert Kessler's surgery center located in Corona Del Mar.


Recovery after Inner Thigh Lift

Compression garments are placed in the operating room and are not removed for the first 4-5 days. Sponge bathing is necessary during this time. Stitches are removed on the 5th and 10th day post op. You may return to work by 7-10 days. Compression garments are worn for a month. Discomfort is easily controlled with prescribed medication.

Four weeks is generally the minimum length of time suggested to refrain from heavy lifting and other strenuous activities. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with inner thigh lift surgery but they are not common.

  • 01 What is an Inner Thigh Lift?

    A Thigh Lift is a surgical procedure designed to restore contour and shape to the inner thigh and leg.

  • 02 How is an Inner Thigh Lift performed?

    Dr. Kessler will begin the Inner Thigh Lift by making a small incision along the groin crease, and depending on the extent of correction, down the inner leg along the ‘in-seam’ line. From here, he will excise excess fatty tissue and skin. Liposuction can be added to the Thigh Lift, to better sculpt the area. The tissues will then be repositioned to a healthy, attractive contour, and sutured for appropriate healing.

  • 03 Who is a good candidate for the Inner Thigh Lift procedure?

    Both men and women, in good health, frustrated by lax skin along the upper, inner thigh may make excellent candidates for a Thigh Lift procedure.

  • 04 Where is a Thigh Lift procedure performed?

    Dr. Kessler performs surgery at a nearby accredited outpatient Surgery Center. An overnight stay is sometimes required to ensure patient comfort.

  • 05 What type of anesthesia is used during a Thigh Lift?

    The Thigh Lift is performed under general anesthesia.

  • 06 How long is the Inner Thigh Lift procedure?

    Depending on the extent of correction, a Thigh Lift procedure will take between three and four hours to complete.

  • 07 Where are the Inner Thigh Lift incisions located?

    For patients with more moderate correction, a single incision will be made along the natural groin crease. When a more extreme skin laxity is present, a second, vertical ‘in-seam’ incision will be made along the inner thigh.

  • 08 What can I expect during the recovery from a Thigh Lift?

    Patients should expect the recovery from a Thigh Lift to take between two and three weeks. Swelling and discomfort will be experience initially, although appropriate pain medications will be prescribed to keep patients resting comfortably at home. Between the 5th and 10th day, patients will return to Dr. Kessler’s office for a removal of stitches, as well as to follow-up on the healing process. Strenuous activities and exercise should be postponed for the first six weeks after surgery.

  • 09 When can I return to work after a Thigh Lift?

    Patients normally feel well enough to return to work or school seven to ten days after their Thigh Lift procedure.

  • 10 Will there be scarring after my Inner Thigh Lift?

    Scarring will occur after a Thigh Lift procedure, either along the groin and/or vertically along the ‘in-seam’ area. These will fade over time, and are easily covered with clothing.

  • 11 How long will the results from a Thigh Lift last?

    The result from a Thigh Lift will be long lasting, although, patients will need to maintain moderate weight and follow a healthy lifestyle.

  • 12 What are the risks involved with a Thigh Lift?

    Dr. Kessler’s Thigh Lift is a safe and effective procedure. As it is an invasive procedure, there is a small chance for complications; these can include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and permanent numbness.

  • 13 Can I finance my Thigh Lift procedure?

    Yes, through CareCredit, patients may finance their Thigh Lift procedure. Contact Kessler Plastic Surgery for more information on healthcare financing. We also accept cash and all major credit cards for both noninvasive and surgical procedures.

Patient Testimonial

My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numerous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has performed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body lift, breasts implants, and medial thigh lifts on both legs. The surgeries were a complete success and both patient (me) and doctor were very pleased with the outcome of all the surgeries.
Dr Rob Kessler is very professional and is an expert in the field of plastic surgery. He comes highly recommended by me because he took the challenge of completely restructuring me to the person I am today when other doctors saw me as a high risk patient with too much fab/skin to remove. He did the extreme makeover on me before there was an extreme makeover show in which he is a team member on Dr Garth Fishers team on Extreme Makeover. That’s how good he is.
I would like to reunite with him sometime in the future to possibly have some face work done. It would be a great reunion for us both. Dr. Rob W. Kessler is an awesome doctor.

By G.E.

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Dr. Kessler is not only one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, he is also one of the finest highly skilled physicians around. He truly does care about every patient’s goals and will do whatever he can to help achieve those goals. I had a face/neck lift and...
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As both a patient and a professional, Dr. Kessler is the best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by, he has amazing surgical skill, takes all the time in the world with you during your care and has the highest standard for his work I have seen for many years. I have...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I am so happy. I am so glad I came to Newport Beach in search of Dr Kessler. You have all made me feel just so ‘relaxed & confident’ in all aspects of this ‘thing’. Dr Kessler is a wonderful person, who is ethical, informative, sincere and a surgical ‘artist’. As I...
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Alejandra B., Mission Viejo, CA,, USA
It has been 6 months since the date of my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As you may recall, my previous breast implants became encapsulated resulting in hard, tender and poorly shaped breasts. I was ashamed of how they looked. When my husband and I met with...
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Markee F., Irvine, Ca,USA
Dr. Kessler is definitely a “Best in Class” surgeon. His enthusiasm and love for what he does is evident the first time you meet him. The compassion and care that he gives his patients is beyond measure.He took the time to not only explain the surgery procedure and potential problems...
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Lee W., Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Dr. Kessler is the most caring doctor I have ever met. The minute he walked into the examination room for my initial consult I liked him and it continues EVERY time I see him. I had a lower body lift and my arms done. I am so happy with his work. He is a perfectionist and it shows....
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Glory E., Dayton, OH, USA
My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numeous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has perfomed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Incredible results. Surgical center was great–lots of special care, made you feel very special, spent the night with one to one nursing care with an ICU nurse. Nurse anesthetist was great. VERY postive experience.
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