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.

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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Impeccable results - the entire process went extremely well - Dr. Ogilvie is an excellent doctor. I'm so happy with my results from liposuction and fat grafting. The entire process went extremely well. His staff was very kind, helpful, and informative throughout the entire process. Dr. Ogilvie is such a caring doctor, who always listened to me very patiently to ensure that he gave me the results that I was looking for. His skills are amazing and my results are better than my expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone as I am so happy that I chose him as my doctor.

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He done the surgery and I’m very satisfied of what he done - I’m so happy with my tummy tuck and liposuction. When I first went in for my first consultation the front desk girlsare very nice, and medical assistant are nice and kind made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Michael Ogilvie , He explained to me what was good for me and what he could do . He didn’t rush through it . He done the surgery and I’m very satisfied of what he done. My follow up with Dr. Michael Ogilvie He takes his time to examine snd explains to me . I highly recommend Dr. Michael Ogilvie he is amazing.Thank you to you and your lovely Staff .Updated on 28 Oct 2022:Dr. Michael Ogilvie is an excellent surgeon, I’m very satisfied with my tummy and liposuction. He is very caring , answers all of my questions.I had an amazing experience. I highly recommendDr. Michael Ogilvie.

E. RealSelf

Dr. Ogilvie is an amazing surgeon. He listens to your exceptions before he puts his input in. I have never been unhappy with any of the procedures that Dr. Ogilvie has performed. He has also fixed a scar from a previous surgeon that looked horrible and now you can barley see it. I’ve had cosmetic procedures done by Dr Ogilvie, once again they were amazing! I would never go to anyone else. His staff is great as well .

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