Thigh Lift | Richard Swift MD

Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift in Manhattan, NYC
Tired of saggy, unattractive skin on and around your thighs? After substantial weight loss, your thighs can still look droopy and unflattering. Board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. can help improve your body’s natural contour and curve with a thigh lift.

What Is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift helps reshape skin’s natural appearance by removing excess skin, tissue, and sometimes fat around the thigh area. It is not designed for extensive weight loss, but it will help give tone and lift to skin affected by weight loss around the thighs. Thigh lifts are often used in conjunction with or after liposuction to give the body a more proportionate appearance.

Benefits of a Thigh Lift
Many people who have undergone a thigh lift report several life-changing benefits, including the following:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Improved body image and overall happiness

Thigh Lift Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

How Is a Thigh Lift Performed?
Anesthesia will be administered to help you avoid any discomfort. The exact position of the incision for your thigh lift will depend upon your individual needs. Some incisions begin in the groin and wrap around to the thigh. Other incisions may be just in the groin area. Dr. Swift then tightens the skin and underlying thigh tissue. Sutures in the tissue will help provide definition around the new thigh shape. You’ll notice smoother, tighter thighs almost immediately, but their full shape and appearance will be fully visible once the initial swelling and bruising subsides.

Preparing for a Thigh Lift
Dr. Swift will walk you through the procedure during your initial consultation. One of the most important facets of your thigh lift is that you have maintained a steady weight (whether through bariatric surgery or traditional weight loss) for a significant period of time. Regaining weight can negate the effects of a thigh lift, so stable weight is important.

Thigh Lift Recovery
One or more small thin tubes may be placed under the skin to assist with drainage after your thigh lift. Bandages and dressings will be applied to the incision areas. Your sutures will either dissolve on their own or be removed within 7-10 days. Because you may feel sore or have swelling after the procedure, it’s important to have someone with you who can help you with everyday tasks at home as you recover. It’s common to take 1-2 weeks off from work after a thigh lift.

Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?
If you’ve lost a considerable amount of weight and want to get rid of droopy, saggy skin, a thigh lift may be right for you. It’s vital that your weight has remained stable for a significant period of time before having a thigh lift.

How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?
Costs for your thigh lift treatment in Manhattan will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation
As a thigh lift expert in Manhattan, Dr. Swift understands that appearance is important and that you want to be able to show off your weight loss success with confidence! During your consultation, Dr. Swift will perform a thorough exam and detail the thigh lift process for your unique needs and physiology. He will answer any questions you may have as well as address your concerns so you feel as comfortable as possible with the process.

For people troubled by saggy, droopy thighs, your worries are over! A thigh lift can remove the excess skin and help improve the look and tone of your thighs. With a simple outpatient procedure, you can be well on your way to bathing-suit-ready thighs in no time. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation!

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