Thigh Lift in Chicago, IL

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About Thigh Lift

A thigh lift procedure is generally recommended for patients bothered by lumps around the thighs (caused by out-of-place and drooping fat deposits) or heavy lines, wrinkles, and skin folding around the thighs (caused by excess tissue).

Introduction to Thigh Lift

A thigh lift procedure is generally recommended for patients bothered by lumps around the thighs (caused by out-of-place and drooping fat deposits) or heavy lines, wrinkles, and skin folding around the thighs (caused by excess tissue).

How Do I Get Started on my Thigh Lift?

The first step in the thigh lift process is a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie at his Chicago area office. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your desired final results and the best way to achieve them. Because Dr. Ogilvie believes in a patient-centered approach, he will take the time to ensure all of your questions are answered, and that you understand all aspects of your procedure.

What Are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

A personalized thigh lift procedure at Ogilvie Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL extends several outstanding superficial and functional perks to enhance the general appearance of your legs, like:

  • Reducing tenacious fat
  • Shrinking stretch marks
  • Eliminating additional lax, baggy skin
  • Boosting self-regard and self-confidence
  • Sculpting and shaping the thighs
  • Increasing comfort by reducing chafing and rubbing
  • Boosting the overall balance and proportion of the legs
  • Permitting you to wear the wardrobe choices you wish
  • Enhancing the contour and shape of thighs
  • Outcomes are long-lasting and dramatic
  • Lessening the appearance of cellulite

Who is a Good Candidate For Thigh Lift?

Candidates seeking out thigh lift procedures are usually interested in eliminating areas of discomfort around their legs. As you age, areas of fat can begin to sag out of place. Additionally, your skin loses elasticity, meaning excess skin will no longer bounce back. Together, these two factors can make the tissue on the legs look lumpy or aged, and patients can feel self-conscious about their appearance.

Contact our offices to schedule a consultation if you want to know more about thigh lift surgery and what Dr. Ogilvie can do to help your legs appear smoother and younger. During your consultation, you’ll be able to get all of your questions answered, and Dr. Ogilvie will be able to evaluate you for thighplasty surgery.

Is Thigh Lift Right For Me?

Generally speaking, good candidates for thigh lift procedures will:

  • Want to eliminate lumpy or wrinkled areas of tissue around the thighs
  • Want to smooth out areas of skin around the inner or outer thighs
  • Want to achieve a more youthful-looking thigh
  • Be generally healthy enough for surgery
  • Be able to maintain a relatively stable weight
  • Have realistic expectations about what a thigh lift can achieve

The Thigh Lift Procedure

Thigh lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients will typically be able to return home on the same day their procedure is performed. In general, thigh lift surgery will follow these steps:

Anesthesia — Thigh lift procedures can be performed either under general anesthesia or a local anesthesia and sedative mixture. You will discuss all of your anesthesia options with Dr. Ogilvie well before your surgery takes place.

Incision – The primary incision for a thigh lift involves an elliptical excision of skin and fat along the medial thigh, which may extend into the groin or the inner knee as necessary. Once the incision is made, Dr. Ogilvie will remove unwanted skin and fat–or reposition fat as necessary. Incisions are closed using specialized sutures.

Recovery And Results

Recovery from thigh lift procedures can take several weeks, but the specific timeline will depend on your body and experience. Swelling and bruising may persist for several weeks. Once the swelling subsides, patients will notice smoother, more youthful-looking thighs. Fat will be repositioned, and the overall aesthetic of the thigh will look much more athletic and trimmed.

A thigh lift can do a lot to transform the legs, improving patients' confidence and self-esteem. If you have questions about what a thigh lift procedure can do to help improve the appearance of your upper legs, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation at his Chicago area office.

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How much does thigh lift surgery cost?

The total cost of thigh lift surgery will be based on many fees, including facility fees, anesthesia, tests, and others. Once Dr. Ogilvie has created your unique thigh lift treatment plan during your consultation, he can then estimate your costs. Ogilvie Plastic Surgery will help you locate low-interest medical financing, which will help make your thigh lift surgery easier to afford, so you can concentrate on getting the results you want from an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ogilvie.

Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?

A thigh lift is a great way to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since the procedure includes tightening the skin and correcting excessive fat deposits, it can improve the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your legs. If you're concerned about stretch marks or cellulite, let Dr. Ogilvie know during your consultation so he can personalize your surgical plan to match all of your goals.

How long will my results last?

If you stay healthy with regular exercise and a balanced diet, you should enjoy your thigh lift results for many years. Dr. Ogilvie recommends you be at or near a sustainable weight before thigh lift surgery so it's easy to keep your results. Pregnancy or significant weight changes after a thighplasty can compromise your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Ogilvie will talk to you about how to make your results last longer.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.