Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift With Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Weight gain, pregnancy, and aging can cause the inner and outer thighs to become fuller and uneven. Often, nutrition and fitness alone cannot change the appearance of cellulite, sagging skin, or fat pockets. While it can be challenging to trim and tone your legs, a thigh lift can help you achieve your ideal appearance.

You deserve a knowledgeable, compassionate body contouring plastic surgeon who will help you achieve beautiful results. Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is one of the leading thigh lift surgeons in Long Island.

Learn more about the best Long Island thigh lift, then contact us or call (631) 935-0303 to schedule your consultation today!

What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift, or a thighplasty, is a surgical body contouring procedure to reshape and contour the thighs. Dr. Vandegrift can perform this procedure for the outer and inner thighs to lift and tighten the skin while eliminating excess fat, creating more slender, youthful-looking legs.

The outer, or lateral, thighs tend to hold fat in tight, fibrous pockets called cellulite, which creates an unflattering, uneven, and bumpy appearance. Inner, or medial, thighs typically have soft, stretchy skin that bulges with any extra fat.

Typically, Dr. Vandegrift’s thigh lift plans incorporate liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets. To tighten outer thigh skin, she makes small incisions above each hip. Addressing inner thigh skin requires well-concealed incisions in the inner groin folds. Results are visible immediately.

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What Is a Mini Thigh Lift?

A mini thigh lift addresses minor sagging, drooping, or stretch marks on the thighs. Typically, mini thigh lifts only require an incision in the inner groin to accomplish the desired contouring.

What Is a Spiral Thigh Lift?

A spiral thigh lift is a comprehensive surgery that targets multiple areas of the thighs to address lax skin and augment the buttocks. The procedure requires an incision underneath the buttocks near the groin crease.

What Are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

If you’re still unhappy with your thigh appearance after weight loss because you have stubborn fat pockets or a significant amount of loose skin, a thigh lift might be your ideal solution. With a thigh lift, you can accomplish the slender, toned legs you’ve always wanted!

A thigh lift can:

  • Eliminate stubborn fat pockets
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Minimize stretch marks
  • Reduce chafing, discomfort, skin irritation, and hygiene concerns
  • Increase your comfort when doing physical activities
  • Restore self-confidence and improve body image

Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

The best candidates for thigh lifts are women and men who are self-conscious about their thighs due to sagging skin or stubborn fat deposits. A thigh lift can restore firmness and improve your appearance after weight loss, aging, or loss skin elasticity.

Candidates for thighplasty should:

  • Be generally healthy
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Life a healthy lifestyle and be close to their ideal weight
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before their procedure
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the potential risks

As thigh lift surgery and liposuction will not help you lose weight, you should already be at or near your ideal weight before considering these procedures.

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Choosing Dr. Vandegrift as Your Thigh Lift Provider

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Vandegrift specializes in breast and body rejuvenation procedures and offers a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With a special interest and expertise in body contouring treatments, Dr. Vandegrift continually follows the latest trends and offers effective treatments, making her your choice for the best thigh lift surgery in Long Island.

By focusing on your overall health and wellness, Dr. Vandegrift offers a comprehensive approach, tailoring treatments to help you feel your absolute best. Dr. Vandegrift takes time to explain every stage of the process to make you a more informed patient.

What Can I Expect During a Thigh Lift Procedure?

To achieve the best results for each patient, Dr. Vandegrift develops customized treatment plans for each thigh lift. However, here are some general steps to expect.

How Soon Will I See My Thigh Lift Results?

Most patients will see improvements to their contours immediately following a thigh lift. However, you may also experience swelling and bruising that obscure your results for up to four to six weeks. The full outcome is typically visible in three to six months following the procedure.

After a thigh lift, you can expect to enjoy your results for 10 to 15 years by maintaining your stable weight through a healthy diet and exercise regimen. However, age and gravity may still cause loss of firmness after some time.

Schedule Your Thigh Lift Consultation Today

Get ready to show off your trim, toned thighs after the best thigh lift in Long Island, NY! Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is ready to help you achieve your ideal physique.

To schedule your thighplasty consultation at Vandegrift Plastic Surgery, contact us today or call (631) 935-0303.

Thigh Lift FAQs

Thigh lift cost depends on your unique aesthetic goals and procedural extent. At your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, she will provide a detailed breakdown of your Long Island thigh lift cost.

Following your thigh lift, you should avoid all high-impact, strenuous exercises for at least six weeks. However, you should begin slowly walking as soon as you feel able, gradually increasing your activities after the first week. Be sure to verify all exercise restrictions with Dr. Vandegrift before surgery.

We do not recommend long periods of sitting for the first week after a thigh lift. Please limit yourself to bed rest for the first week to avoid movements that may compromise your incisions and impact recovery.