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Thigh Lift in Huntsville, AL

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Thigh Lift Surgery

Weight loss can leave you with skin laxity, which can develop into unwanted folds. This sagging skin can occur in many areas, including the thighs. Excess tissue along the thighs can be especially problematic because it can lead to discomfort and cause clothing to not fit properly. Dr. Wilson performs thigh lift surgery on men and women looking to enhance the shape of their thighs. This surgery can provide significant relief from excess, irritating skin.

Technique Options

Crescent Medial Thigh Lift

  • A crescent of excess skin is removed along the inner thigh such that the final scar lies within the groin.
  • This limited scar surgery treats excess skin and fat along the upper third of the medial thigh.

Traditional Medial Thigh Lift

  • An incision is created along the inner thigh that runs from the groin to the inner knee.
  • This thigh lift removes excess skin from the groin to the knee, which improves the appearance and eliminates irritation from chafing.

Lateral Thigh Lift

  • This technique is typically performed in conjunction with a lower body lift, which addresses the tummy and hips in addition to the thighs.
  • An extended tummy tuck incision is used, which extends from the lower abdomen around the upper hips and onto the lower back.
  • Excess skin and fat are removed from the outer thighs to eliminate what are commonly known as saddlebags.


  • Liposuction is usually added to all thigh lift procedures to remove unwanted fat and sculpt the legs.
  • Small, discreetly placed incisions are used to insert the cannula, which removes the fat.

What do you desire?

Reduced Saddlebags

Excess skin that hangs from your arms, creating a “bat wing” appearance, can prevent you from having the arm shape you desire. By trimming away these redundant folds of fat, Dr. Wilson is able to better shape your arms. The process will leave you with slimmer, attractive arms.

Slimmer Legs

Unwanted fat along the legs can make them appear larger or bulkier than you desire. Dr. Wilson can choose to add liposuction to your thigh lift procedure, which allows him to remove unwanted fat. He is able to shape and define the legs so they have a slimmer, more attractive look.

Increased Comfort

Excess skin that hangs from the thighs can lead to painful irritation and chafing. This can be especially problematic for patients who have achieved significant weight loss, as the loose skin can get in the way and rub together. This type of irritation can impact the clothing you wear and activities you perform. By removing excess skin and thinning out the thighs, we can reduce or stop this irritation altogether.

Natural Results

Dr. Wilson’s primary goal with thigh lift surgery, as it is with any surgery, is to achieve the most natural-looking results possible. You probably want to see an improvement in the shape of your body but don’t want people to know you’ve had surgery. Maintaining balanced proportions and minimizing visible scars allows Dr. Wilson to achieve beautiful and natural thigh lift results.

Thigh Lift Concerns


You can expect bruising and swelling that lasts for up to three weeks. Patients should wear a compression garment throughout their recovery. Drains may be used to remove excess fluid and minimize postoperative swelling. You should be able to return to work within two weeks and be back to your regular exercise routine after four weeks. Most bruising and swelling should subside within six weeks.


Dr. Wilson always takes great care to place your incisions in discreet locations. However, traditional medial thigh lift patients will have mild scarring below the groin. Crescent medial thigh lift patients will have very inconspicuous scars.


Your legs may feel swollen and sore following your surgery. During the first few days, oral medication can be taken to control any pain you may experience.


Thigh lift surgery is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications. As with any surgery, you should follow your aftercare instructions carefully to avoid infection. The most common complications after thigh lift surgery, though rare, are bleeding, infection, and temporary loss of sensation. Discuss with your surgeon how to best care for your incisions following surgery and how to identify any possible complications that may develop.


The cost of a thigh lift is determined by several factors. Surgical fees, incision technique, facility fees, and anesthesia fees are all reflected in the cost of your thigh lift surgery. A customized quote will be provided for you following a thorough consultation.

Thigh Lift Frequently Asked Questions in Huntsville, AL

What type of anesthesia is used for thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia.

Who is a good thigh lift candidate?

Any man or woman who is in good health and has excess skin along their thighs may be a good candidate for thigh lift surgery. You should have realistic expectations about your results. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight should be close to their ideal weight and have maintained their weight loss for about six months to a year.

When should I expect to see my results?

Initial swelling can dramatically alter the appearance of your legs. By six weeks, most major swelling should subside enough to see the final shape of your thighs. At this time, your legs should appear thinner and more firm.

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