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Thigh Lift: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Embarking on the journey of weight loss is a remarkable achievement, and at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo, understands the unique challenges that may arise post-transformation. One common concern is excess skin, particularly around the thighs.

In this article, our team addresses 5 frequently asked questions about post-weight loss Thigh Lift, also known as Thighplasty.



1. What is a Thigh Lift?

Thigh Lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to address excess skin and tissue in the thigh area following significant weight loss. This surgery aims to improve the contour and shape of the thighs, providing a more toned and proportionate appearance.

2. Who is a suitable candidate for a Thigh Lift?

Ideal candidates for a Thigh Lift or Thighplasty are individuals who have achieved significant weight loss through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery but are left with excess skin and tissue around the thighs. It is important for candidates to be in good overall health and maintain a stable weight before considering the procedure.

3. What does the Thigh Lift procedure involve?

During the surgery, the surgeon makes incisions that are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. Excess skin is then removed, and the remaining tissue is reshaped to create a more aesthetically pleasing contour. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and the length and pattern of incisions vary based on individual anatomy and the extent of correction needed.

4. What is the recovery process like?

Recovery after a Thigh Lift varies from person to person, but patients can generally expect some swelling and bruising initially. It is essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Lo and his team to ensure a smooth recovery. Most patients can return to light activities within one to two weeks, , with more strenuous activities gradually resumed over several weeks.

5. Are the results permanent?

Thigh Lift provides long-lasting results, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for preserving your outcome. Continued exercise, a balanced diet, and avoiding significant weight fluctuations contribute to the longevity of the results.


If you’ve successfully achieved significant weight loss and are considering a Thigh Lift , Request a Consultation with Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo and our experienced team are dedicated to providing personalized care and achieving natural-looking results tailored to your unique needs.

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