Thigh Lift

Procedure Snapshot

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

  • $10,030 to $12,275*
  • Patients typically return to work about 1 to 2 weeks after a thigh lift.

Quick Facts

  • 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**
  • 9,815 patients had thigh lift surgery in 2019***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details

**Results may vary

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Body Lift Case 750 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #750

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.
Liposuction Case 814 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #814

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
Liposuction Case 770 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #770

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
Tummy Tuck Case 681 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #681

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
Thigh Lift Case 818 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #818

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
Breast Lift with Implants Case 467 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #467

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
Body Lift Case 752 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #752

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
Liposuction Case 757 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #757

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

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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.

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Do I need a thigh lift or liposuction?

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.

Dr. Paul Parker

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.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

What is a crescent thigh lift?

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.

Inner Thigh Lift Illustration
Left: Inner Thigh Lift Incisions
Right: Crescent Thigh Lift Incision

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

Before and After Thigh lift by Dr. Parker
New Jersey Thigh Lift
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.

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.

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