New Jersey Thigh Lift Patients: What is the Condition?

For many clients who have undergone significant weight loss, loose thigh skin can remain long after. This can result in a loss of confidence or body image concerns — which may prevent you from wearing clothing that shows off the new body you worked so hard for. Dr. Parakh’s thigh lift procedure removes loose skin and excess fat from your thighs, and is designed uniquely for your body to refine, contour, and smooth the skin. 

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What a Thigh Lift Does for You

Weight Loss Patients: Achieving your weight loss goals can take a great deal of work over many years. However, even after losing the weight, you may experience loose skin left behind. This loose skin can be especially prominent in the thigh area, making it difficult to find pants or pencil skirts that fit your waist, hips, and thighs. A thigh lift addresses this sagging skin.

Aging Patients: A thigh lift can be very effective in reducing the appearance of aging on your body. While removing excess fat and skin, a thigh lift can also improve the shape of the underlying tissue supporting your thigh, restoring a smooth contour to your overall appearance. 

Your Thigh Lift Consultation with Dr. Parakh

Your one-on-one breast asymmetry procedure consultation will take place at Dr. Parakh’s Englewood, NJ office.

During your consultation, Dr. Parakh will discuss your reasons for seeking the procedure and your goals for your body and self-image. Whether you’re dealing with concerns and nervousness or eagerly anticipating the procedure, Dr. Parakh can provide reliable, accurate information to help you see how a thigh lift can help you achieve your goals.

She will present potential outcomes for a thigh lift, making use of advanced computer imaging techniques to show your appearance following the procedure. She will also make specific recommendations for the procedure, providing example outcomes for similarly situated clients. Your consultation will also include a complete overview of expectations, risks, and recovery guidelines for the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Parakh, she will create a personalized plan for your thigh lift in New Jersey and schedule your procedure at a future date, if you wish to proceed.

Surgery Details for a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is typically performed under general anesthesia. There are different techniques for the procedure, and the method that works best for your concerns and goals will be selected during your consultation with Dr. Parakh. 


In the vertical thigh lift technique, the incision goes along the crease of the groin and on the inside of the thigh. This technique addresses the inner thigh and knee area.


In the lateral thigh lift technique, the incision goes around the waist. This technique addresses the upper area of the outer thighs.


In the medial thigh lift technique, the incision is made in the crease of the groin and reaches to the crease of the buttocks. This technique removes and tightens excess skin at the upper inner thigh. 

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What Other Procedures Compliment a Thigh Lift?

Patients commonly request combining body contouring procedures so that they can achieve various enhancements with just one recovery process. A thigh lift can be safely done with several other procedures such as liposuction of a different area, a breast procedure, or even a facial procedure. We encourage you to discuss all of your cosmetic concerns and goals with Dr. Parakh during your consultation so that she can develop a plan that’s right for you.

What to Expect During Recovery

Following your thigh lift, you will experience some bruising and swelling in the affected areas. You’re also likely to experience some pain or discomfort which can be well controlled with medication. If thigh lift is the only procedure you are having, you’ll be able to go after home after surgery. If combined with other procedures, you may want to stay overnight at the surgery facility.

It’s important to start walking after your procedure to help with circulation. You can start driving once you are off narcotic pain medications. Most patients return to work in 1-3 weeks. You should avoid strenuous or arduous activity (including exercise) for a few weeks.

How Long do the Results Last?

The overall results of a thigh lift procedure are long-lasting, as long as you maintain a relatively stable weight. As you age, it is natural for your thighs to lose some firmness. However, the thigh lift is a permanent procedure that will provide real change to the contour and shape of your thighs.

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Who Makes the Best Breast Asymmetry Correction Candidate?

Dr. Parakh’s practice is located in Englewood, NJ. While she proudly serves local patients in the New Jersey area, she also welcomes patients from all over the country and beyond. If you’re considering a thigh lift with Dr. Parakh, you may be an ideal candidate. 

Although you’ll need to schedule a consultation to know for sure if you’re a good candidate, in general the best patients for this procedure are those who:

  • Are generally comfortable with their weight, body size, and shape but want to change the appearance of their thighs
  • Are healthy and not planning on future serious weight loss
  • Are in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations for what a thigh lift can accomplish
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Parakh Plastic Surgery in New Jersey: Why Choose Us?

At Parakh Plastic Surgery, we deliver personalized care in a way that creates uniquely impactful results. We have the dedication and experience needed to create the inspiring, uplifting results you deserve. Dr. Shwetambara Parakh is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice for a decade. She is professionally affiliated with both Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ and HUMC Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, NJ for the convenience of her patients.

Dr. Parakh understands how important your self-confidence and body image can be when you present yourself to the world. When you make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Parakh, you can learn more about how a thigh lift can help you achieve your vision for your body.

If you’re ready to trust your appearance to a team that truly cares, please contact us online or call our office to schedule an initial appointment with Dr. Parakh for a thigh lift consultation.

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