A thigh lift can address excess sagging, bunching skin on the inner or outer thighs. Thigh lift surgery in Paramus, NJ, is a popular option among post-weight loss patients. It can significantly improve your comfort in many types of clothing.
Cost & Recovery
$9,330 to $12,090*
Patients typically return to work about 1 to 2 weeks after a thigh lift.
Scars from thigh lift surgery are usually hidden well by a bathing suit
A thigh lift can open up new clothing choices, making shorts an option once again
Dr. Parker will often perform liposuction as well to achieve the most natural contour**
This 43 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another physician, requested tightening of her lax inner thighs. She had previously undergone 130 pound weight loss. Dr. Parker performed an inner thigh lift. The patient recovered rapidly after surgery. She loved the improved appearance of her inner thighs. Read More
This patient lost 118 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. She initially consulted Dr. Parker about the loss of volume in her breasts. She is 5’9″ and weighs 188 pounds. Dr. Parker performed an augmentation vertical mastopexy, or lollipop lift, with the insertion of breast implants. Specifically, he inserted a 425 cc silicone implant... Read More
This 37 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, requested body contouring after LAP-BAND surgery. Subsequent to this she had lost 70 pounds. With her weight now stabilized, she requested improvement with her hanging abdominal skin as well as the fullness and laxity in her hips, buttocks and thighs. Dr. Parker performed a combined lipoabdominoplasty... Read More
This 44 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by a family member, also a patient of his requesting rejuvenation of her torso following a 50 pound weight loss. The patient is 5’9″ tall and weighs 195 pounds. Initially, the patient requested a lipoabdominoplasty along with SAFE liposuction of her hips, inner and outer thighs as well as knees.... Read More
This 54 year old was referred by her dermatologist to address concerns about the laxity of her inner thighs. The patient is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Dr. Parker treated the patient with SAFE liposuction of her medial thighs removing 200 cc of fat from each side and a medial thigh lift. Following surgery, the patient was very happy... Read More
This 47 year old patient had gradually lost 115 pounds through diet and exercise, and requested improvement in the appearance of her inner thighs. Dr. Parker performed an inner thigh lift to remove the excess skin. The patient loves the improved contour and appearance of her thighs. Read More
This 41 year old patient lost 55 pounds with diet and exercise and was bothered by sagging skin in her outer thighs and buttocks. A lateral thigh and buttock lift was performed, leaving her feeling much better about herself.
This 51 year old patient lost 65 pounds and requested improvement for the laxity she developed in her abdomen, inner and outer thighs. Dr. Parker performed an abdominoplasty, lateral thigh, and buttock lift, followed several months later by an inner thigh lift. The patient recovered quickly and well from these procedures. She is pleased with the... Read More
This 47 year old patient requested improvement in the appearance of her inner thighs. She is 5’4″ tall and weighs 125 pounds. She had been as heavy as 240 pounds during her last pregnancy 11 years ago and gradually lost that weight through diet and exercise. Dr. Parker performed a vertical inner thigh lift due to the significant amount... Read More
This 25 year old lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise and he has maintained that loss over the past 1 1/2 years. The patient is 6’3″ and weighs 190 pounds. He requested that Dr. Parker improve the fullness and hanging skin on his abdomen. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty. The patient recovered rapidly after the procedure. He is very... Read More
After losing 130 pounds, this 43 year old patient wanted to tighten the lax skin on her inner thighs. Dr. Parker performed an inner thigh lift. The patient recovered rapidly after surgery, and loves the improved appearance of her inner thighs.
This 42 year old presented to Dr. Parker with concerns about the fullness and heaviness of her inner thighs. She said that this is a family trait. Over the past several months, the patient lost 35 pounds through diet and exercise. She is 5’5″ tall and weighs 160 pounds. After examining the patient, Dr. Parker explained that her inner... Read More
This 59 year old existing patient of Dr Parker's requested improvement in the appearance of her inner thighs. She had previously lost 60 pounds with diet and exercise. She has maintained this weight now for some time. Dr Parker discussed options for inner thigh lift contouring. After hearing these, she wanted to proceed with a vertical inner thigh... Read More
This patient is a 54 year old who had gastric bypass surgery several years ago. She had lost 130 pounds since then. She was 5’4″ tall and weighed 147 pounds when she came to The Parker Canter and requested correction of the lax skin and fat on her abdomen. She also had concerns about the lax skin on her outer thighs and buttocks. Dr.... Read More
This 48 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by her dermatologist to improve upon the laxity of her thighs and buttocks. She had gained 70 pounds with her last pregnancy and this had stretched out her skin significantly. She is 6′ tall and weighs 150 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a vertical inner thigh lift and a lateral thigh/buttock lift at... Read More
This 45-year-old female was referred to Dr. Parker by a former patient. She lost 45 pounds of weight through diet and exercise, but was still bothered by the laxity of her inner thighs. The patient is currently 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 124 pounds. Dr. Parker performed SAFE liposuction of her medial thighs and a medial thigh lift, as well as... Read More
This 53 year old patient requested Dr Parker to improve the appearance of her outer thighs and buttocks. She had liposuction of her outer thighs and a tummy tuck done elsewhere several years ago. The patient is very self conscious about the soft tissue laxity and irregular contour of her outer thighs and buttocks. This limits the type of clothing... Read More
This 41 year old patient, who lost 55 pounds through diet and exercise, was bothered by sagging skin in her outer thighs and buttocks. Dr. Parker performed a lateral thigh and buttock lift to address these issues, and the patient now feels much better about her appearance. Read More
This 47 year old patient was concerned about sagging abdominal skin as well as laxity of her lateral thighs and buttocks. An abdominoplasty, performed elsewhere 4 years ago, had failed to completely correct her concerns. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. A secondary abdominoplasty combined with a lateral thigh and buttock lift were... Read More
This 48 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve upon the hanging skin which had developed on her inner thighs. She said she was heavy when younger, lost weight but regained it with twins 13 years ago. Following their delivery, she lost weight and has maintained it since; however, she developed loose skin on her inner thighs. The patient is 5’4″... Read More
This 62 year old asked Dr Parker to make her inner thighs more youthful looking. Over time she said they became fuller and sagged despite maintaining her weight. The patient is 5’3″ tall and weighs 120 pounds. Dr Parker explained to the patient that she needed liposuction to remove fatty tissue from her inner thighs and knees as well... Read More
For many patients, significant weight loss results in an excess of skin that gathers on the inner thighs. This unwanted, sagging skin can be removed with a crescent inner thigh lift or a more aggressive vertical thigh lift procedure. In some cases, liposuction alone can provide the desired results. Dr. Parker will discuss these options with you during your consultation.
Liposuction can only remove fat and help sculpt the shape of the thighs. While some patients with good skin elasticity may see their skin contract somewhat, liposuction alone cannot address sagging, excess skin. A thigh lift is usually necessary for these patients to remove the excess skin, tightening and smoothing the thighs. While liposuction will make you look thinner, a lift will make you look younger.
Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.
Most of Dr. Parker’s patients opt for a crescent inner thigh lift, also called a minimal thigh lift, because the scarring is more concealed. With a crescent inner thigh lift procedure, the excess skin is removed through an incision hidden in the groin crease leaving a well-concealed scar (see illustration). This procedure creates a smoother, slimmer contour of the inner thighs.
What is a vertical inner thigh lift?
A vertical inner thigh lift aggressively removes more loose skin and fat than a crescent inner thigh lift. With a vertical inner thigh lift, a vertically oriented V-shaped incision is made over the excess skin and fat on the inner thigh (see illustration). This unwanted tissue is removed and the incision closed with sutures leaving a vertical scar on the inner thigh. More skin and fat is removed with this procedure so the contour is slimmer than a crescent inner thigh lift but the scar is more apparent.
How is thigh lift surgery performed?
Thigh lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia, usually as outpatient surgery. Outer thigh lifts, which are performed with an incision that extends from hip to hip across the top of the buttocks, are usually performed as part of a body lift. Thigh lift procedures are often combined with abdominoplasty and liposuction.
Before & After Inner Thigh Lift After Weight Loss
How long does it take to recover from a thigh lift?
Pain from thigh lift surgery is adequately controlled with oral medication in most cases. Patients return to sedentary work within 1 to 2 weeks and may slowly resume exercise in 4 to 6 weeks.
Rapid Recovery Program
Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.