Aging, weight loss, and other factors can contribute to excess, sagging tissue and fat on the thighs. This can cause chafing, make you feel self-conscious in shorts, and keep you from doing all the activities you’d like. Thigh lift surgery lifts and slims sagging skin and excess fat in the thigh area for a slimmer, smoother look. 

Men and women from Schererville, Crown Point, Munster, and throughout Northwest Indiana trust board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Garza for their thigh lift surgeries. She tailors every surgical plan for results that look remarkable yet natural. 

What Is Thigh Lift Surgery?  

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to create a more toned and proportionate lower body. The primary goals of this procedure include correcting skin laxity, removing local fat deposits, and reshaping the thighs to be slimmer and more streamlined. The surgery is ideal for individuals with loose, sagging skin on their thighs and stubborn fat that persists despite healthy lifestyle habits. 

Your Thigh Lift Consultation With Dr. Garza 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Garza, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation of your unique needs and goals. She will take the time to understand your specific concerns and answer any questions you may have. 

Dr. Garza will explain the thigh lift procedure in detail, including the surgical techniques involved, potential risks, and expected outcomes. She will also cover other surgical options that may be appropriate for you and give you the time you need to make an informed decision. If you are comfortable moving forward with a thigh lift, she will create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Thigh Lift Before and After Photos  

Dr. Garza understands the importance of visualizing your potential results before committing to surgery. During your consultation, she will show you before and after photos of her thigh lift patients. These actual patient photos offer a realistic perspective on your surgery’s benefits and possible outcomes so you can feel confident in your decision to have a thigh lift. 

Complementary Procedures  

Other procedures can complement thigh lift surgery to achieve a more comprehensive body contouring result.

Liposuction is commonly combined with this surgery to provide smoother contours. A thigh lift can be performed as part of a larger lower body lift surgery, which also includes an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and additional shaping and contouring of the hips, back, and buttocks.

Depending on your cosmetic goals, additional surgeries, such as an upper body lift, can be staged to address additional areas of concern and enhance your overall aesthetic outcome. Dr. Garza will talk you through your options at your consultation.

What To Expect From Your Thigh Lift Surgery  

Thigh lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which ensures a comfortable experience for the patient. It is typically done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. The surgical steps involve carefully removing excess skin and fat from the thighs, reshaping the tissues, and creating a smoother, more toned appearance. While recovery times vary, patients can usually return to their regular activities within a few weeks. 

Thigh Lift Recovery  

The recovery process may involve some bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which is usually well-managed with prescribed pain medication. Drains and compression garments may be necessary for a brief period to manage swelling and facilitate healing. The results of your thigh lift surgery will continue to improve over time as the swelling dissipates, scars fade, and tissues settle, revealing a more toned, defined, and youthful thigh appearance. 

Thigh Lift for Men  

Dr. Garza tailors her thigh lifts to suit her male patients’ unique anatomical and aesthetic considerations. While the goals of the surgery are similar, Dr. Garza makes sure that the thighs retain a masculine contour and appearance after excess fat is removed and the tissues are reshaped. Dr. Garza’s expertise and customized approach ensure that your procedure is tailored to your specific needs, regardless of your gender. 

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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Thigh Lift FAQs 

Is thigh lift surgery suitable for weight loss patients? 

Thigh lift surgery is an excellent option for individuals who have undergone significant weight loss and are left with excess skin and sagging thighs. However, it is not intended as a weight loss procedure. 

Is thigh lift surgery painful?  

Discomfort is normal after surgery, but Dr. Garza will prescribe pain medication to manage any pain or discomfort during the initial stages of recovery. You will also be sedated or under general anesthesia, so you will not feel anything during the procedure. 

How long do the results of a thigh lift last?  

The results of a thigh lift should be long-lasting, but you will continue to experience the changes that age brings. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stable weight can help ensure the longevity of your results. 

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Thigh Lift

Dr. Rebecca Garza brings her extensive expertise and commitment to patient satisfaction to every thigh lift procedure. If you are considering thigh lift surgery in Schererville or the surrounding areas, please request a consultation or call us at (219) 322-3131 to get started.