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How to Determine if a Thigh Lift is Right For Me

Are you looking for a way to improve the appearance of your legs, thighs, and hips? Have you started to think about cosmetic surgery but want to learn more about it to see if it is right for you? Here is what you need to know about thigh lifts to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

A medial thigh lift is a common form of cosmetic surgery used to remove excess skin, fat, and tissue and provide a more slender, toned look to your thighs. For many patients looking to recreate their youthful appearance, thigh lift surgery can offer many benefits such as:

  • Greater satisfaction with appearance
  • Boost in self-confidence
  • Easier to exercise
  • Reduced likelihood of developing chronic health conditions
  • Much more

If you are curious to learn more about thigh lifts to decide if it is right for you, keep reading to learn more about what it is, why people get it, and how it can be combined with liposuction for even better results.

Medial Thigh Lifts, Liposuction, and Body Contouring at Our Edmonton Plastic Surgery Clinic

At Alberta Plastic Surgery, located in Edmonton, Alberta, our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can carry out various procedures to help you achieve your desired look. Whether you are looking for facial surgery, breast surgery, body contouring, or skin treatments, our expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Adil Ladak, can work with you to develop a tailored cosmetic solution to reach your aesthetic goals.

Want to learn more about our clinic, and what procedures we can do for you? Call us!

What is a Medial Thigh Lift?

Before we figure out if you are a candidate for the procedure, we must first understand what a Medial Thigh Lift is. A medial thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery designed to rejuvenate the upper leg's appearance by removing and reducing the impact of excess skin, fat deposits, and wrinkles. During the operation, incisions are made along the groin, buttocks, and hip lines so that excess skin and fat can be removed, tissue can be tightened, and the shape of the leg can be sculpted.

A thigh lift can be combined with additional procedures and liposuction to provide a more stunning overall appearance. 

What are the requirements for a Thigh Lift?

There are some criteria for a thigh lift that must be met for the procedure to go ahead. This is to ensure that the surgery is safe for you and that your projected recovery will be completed with minimal risk for severe complications. Some reasons why you may be unable to undergo a thigh lift include:

  • You are not of legal age in the province you wish to have the surgery
  • You suffer from bleeding or clotting disorders such as Hemophilia or Diabetes
  • You smoke or use nicotine-based substances
  • You are a heavy drinker as alcohol can compromise successful healing
  • Are currently pregnant

Most Common Reasons For Our Patients To Want a Thigh Lift

Now that we have some of the restrictions out of the way, we can look into some of the common reasons people choose to undergo a thigh lift. As with any other cosmetic surgery, the most crucial reason for your decision is that you want to do it. You should always ensure that you are undergoing a cosmetic procedure because it is something you want to do for your own happiness and health, and not to please anybody else.

Here are the 4 most common reasons why patients choose to undergo a thigh lift:

  • If you suffer from loose skin and stubborn fat deposits despite your best diet and exercise habits, a thigh lift can help remove unwanted fatty deposits from that area of your body and make exercise easier.
  • If you want to have firmer, more proportional thighs to the rest of your body. A medial thigh lift can be the right procedure to give you the sculpted look you desire.
  • If you have recently gone through substantial weight loss or bariatric surgery and would like to tighten the skin around your thighs and hips.
  • If you are unhappy with your appearance and are looking to boost your self-esteem and restore a youthful look and feel.

What About Liposuction?

A common question that we receive at our Edmonton Plastic Surgery Clinic is what the difference is between liposuction and a thigh lift. A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that will remove excess fat and skin while also tightening skin to provide a firmer appearance. Comparatively, liposuction is a precise method of removing even the smallest and most stubborn deposits of fat from the body. While these two effective procedures differ, they can be used in combination to create the best possible appearance for our patients.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of combining liposuction with your medial thigh lift, contact our team today!

Book Your Thigh Lift Consultation Today!

Do you want to learn more about the pros and cons of a thigh lift or liposuction directly from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Adil Ladak? Contact us today to book your consultation to learn more about what procedure is right for you, straight from our expert plastic surgeon. You can book your appointment by calling 780-407-6691 or by filling in our online contact form today!



Q: How long does it take to recover from a thigh lift?

The typical complete recovery period for an average thigh lift is around four to six weeks. This time frame covers all aspects of recovery from the first couple of weeks, where you should be minimally active and resting as much as possible, up until the end when the incisions are completely healed, and you can return to your everyday life.

Q: What are the temporary side effects of a thigh lift?

As with any surgical procedure, there will be some immediate after-effects from the surgery you should be prepared for. This can include:

  • Swelling, redness, and bruising
  • Temporary scarring
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Pain and numbness that can be mitigated with medication and ice packs

Talk to your surgeon about other possible after-effects of your surgery.

Q: How should I choose the right surgeon for my procedure?

Choosing the right plastic surgeon to administer your thigh lift or liposuction is one of the most critical parts of the process. To help those who need advice on finding the right plastic surgeon for them, we created an article on 7 Tips for Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon.

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