Thigh Lift

The thighs can be one of the most frustrating parts of the body to sculpt for many women. Often, diet and exercise are not enough, and you are still left with excess sagging skin in your thigh area despite all of your hard work.



The goal of plastic surgery is to obtain the natural-looking aesthetic result that you desire. Dr. Neaman and Dr. Christiansen are highly skilled plastic surgeons with vast experience in body, breast, and facial procedures. We invite you to see our amazing patient results at our before/after galleries.

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What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift at Neaman Plastic Surgery is a transformative procedure designed to sculpt and enhance the appearance of your thighs. This treatment is ideal for individuals who struggle with excess skin and fat that may not respond to diet and exercise alone. Our approach focuses on restoring a more youthful and firm contour to your thighs, contributing to a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing lower body profile.

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient’s journey and goals are unique. Our highly skilled surgical team, led by Dr. Neaman, provides personalized care, ensuring that every procedure is tailored to meet your specific needs and aesthetic aspirations. We use the latest surgical techniques and prioritize safety to achieve natural-looking results that enhance your physical appearance and boost your confidence and quality of life.

Embrace the opportunity to feel more confident in your skin and enjoy a rejuvenated body contour with a thigh lift at Neaman Plastic Surgery, where your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our highest priorities.

Potential complications:


Thigh lifts involve incisions, which inevitably result in scarring. Although the surgeon will attempt to place incisions in less visible areas, the extent and visibility of scars can vary based on the surgical technique and individual healing characteristics.


As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection at the incision sites. Symptoms may include severe redness, swelling, warmth at the incision site, or unusual discharge. Infections require prompt treatment, often with antibiotics.

Hematoma and Seroma:

A hematoma is a collection of blood outside blood vessels, and a seroma is a fluid accumulation in the tissues after surgery. Both conditions may require drainage and can affect healing.


There might be irregularities in the contours of the thighs or asymmetry between the two sides. Sometimes, additional surgery may be necessary to correct these issues.

Changes in Sensation:

Temporary or permanent changes in skin sensation along the thighs may occur. Numbness or changes in sensitivity are typically temporary but can persist.

Poor Wound Healing:

Some patients may experience delayed wound healing due to various factors like smoking, diabetes, or poor nutritional status. This can increase the risk of other complications, such as scarring and infection.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT):

A rare but severe complication is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, typically in the legs (deep vein thrombosis). Pieces of the clot can break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which is a potentially life-threatening condition.

Persistent Swelling:

Some swelling is normal after a thigh lift, but in some cases, swelling may persist longer than expected.

Skin Loss:

Rarely, the skin near the incisions may die (necrosis), particularly in patients who smoke or have poor circulation. This can delay healing and worsen scarring.


Neaman Plastic Surgery offers the services of two board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen. Both are highly-skilled surgeons who have been trained in the latest surgical techniques. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, the goal is always to help patients look their best. Our surgeons will work with you to understand your goals, educate you on your best options, and work together to ensure the best possible outcome.


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Prioritizing satisfaction

With our proven process at Neaman Plastic Surgery, which includes thorough consultations, physical assessments, sizer trials, and the use of patient’s ideal before and after pictures during surgery, our track record speaks volumes. We are proud to share that our revision rate for size dissatisfaction is less than 0.5%. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your satisfaction and are committed to delivering beautiful and customized outcomes that genuinely reflect your desires.

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Inguinal vs. Full Thigh Lift

Both types of thigh lifts at Neaman Plastic Surgery are performed with a focus on safety, precision, and achieving natural-looking results. Dr. Neaman and his team are committed to providing detailed consultations to help you choose the right thigh lift for your aesthetic goals and ensure that you are comfortable and informed throughout your surgical journey.

Inguinal Thigh Lift vs. Full Thigh Lift:

Inguinal Thigh Lift:

The inguinal thigh lift, also known as the inner thigh lift, is designed to target the upper portion of the inner thigh. This procedure involves incisions made in the groin area, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh if necessary. The primary focus is to remove excess skin and fat from the inner thigh, which is particularly beneficial for patients who have experienced significant weight loss or have excess skin due to aging. The inguinal lift is ideal for those looking to refine the inner thigh area for a more toned and proportionate appearance.

Full Thigh Lift:

The full thigh lift, or vertical thigh lift, addresses a larger area and is suited for patients who require more extensive reshaping. This procedure involves incisions that start at the groin and extend along the inner thigh down to the knee. By removing a more significant amount of excess skin and fat, the full thigh lift can dramatically improve the shape of the entire thigh. This lift type benefits individuals with substantial loose skin along the inner and outer thighs, often following massive weight loss.

Exceptional outcomes

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, our unwavering commitment to exceptional outcomes and patient-centric care drives us to deliver the highest quality surgical results. We believe in achieving your desired aesthetic goals while maintaining the natural integrity of your appearance. With our expert approach, we help you realize your aesthetic aspirations with confidence and elegance, empowering you to embrace your enhanced beauty.


Frequently Asked Questions 

When can I return to work?

Generally, patients may return to work in 2-3 weeks for most non-strenuous jobs.

Will there be drains?

Drains are usually not used for an inguinal thigh lift. However, for a full thigh lift, the surgeon often uses drains to help decrease swelling and the potential for fluid collection.

What is the Recovery / Downtime?

Immediate Post-Operative Period (First 48-72 hours):

Rest is crucial during the first few days after surgery. Patients often experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Keeping the legs slightly elevated and moving around is essential to promote circulation.


First Week:

Pain and discomfort should decrease during the first week, and the surgeon might remove any drains or sutures during follow-up visits. Patients will typically wear compression garments to reduce swelling and support the new contours of the thighs.


Second Week Onward:

Swelling and bruising continues to decrease. Most patients move around more comfortably, but strenuous activity and heavy lifting should still be avoided. Generally, patients may return to work at this point.



4-6 Weeks:

By this time, most patients can return to most daily activities, including work, provided it does not involve vigorous physical exertion. It’s important to continue wearing the compression garment as the surgeon directs.


6-8 Weeks:

Patients can usually resume all normal activities, including most forms of exercise, but it’s crucial to get clearance from the surgeon before engaging in anything particularly strenuous.


Long-Term Recovery:

Full healing and the final results of a thigh lift may take several months as the body adjusts and settles into its new shape. Scars will begin to fade but might take up to a year or more to mature fully.


My experience with Dr. Neaman was amazing. All the staff are very attentive and friendly. From the first appointment, I felt very confident and safe. Dr. Neaman is a very professional surgeon who guides me through the entire process. He did an amazing job on my body and looking in the mirror today, I feel so confident. Looking at my before and after pictures, I can’t believe what an amazing job he did on me. Thanks to Dr. Neaman and his entire team!

Natasha, Actual Patient*

Being able to improve and shape my body in a way where I’m excited to plan a trip and put on a swimsuit with my husband. Those are things that make me excited about Coolsculpting.

Andrea, Actual Patient*

I was extremely satisfied with the professionalism of the staff. Dr. Neaman was/is an exceptional surgeon whom I would highly recommend to everyone!!!!

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