Time marches on for everyone. But few areas of the body can be more problematic over time than the thighs.

If you're a woman or a man in Las Vegas who feels that a thigh lift can tone, smooth and improve the look and contour of your upper leg, please contact the Henderson, Nevada offices of Arthur M. Cambeiro, M.D. Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at (702) 577-0039 to schedule your consultation with our Board-certified plastic surgeon.

In addition to reversing the effects of aging and gravity, a thigh lift also can improve skin elasticity by eliminating thigh sagging and cellulite, which can be especially pronounced after a patient has undergone dramatic weight loss. Depending on your individual needs and physique, Dr. Cambeiro may choose to combine your thigh lift with liposuction for the best possible results.

Are You a Thigh Lift Candidate?

Aging and lifestyle can produce a soft, unpleasant thigh shape that may be stubborn to changing with diet and exercise alone. Women are especially challenged to maintain trim, toned thighs as they mature.

In addition to using the thigh lift to delete excess skin and fat from a patient's upper legs, Dr. Cambeiro often enhances this procedure with other treatments from his menu of body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or a buttock lift.

Dr. Cambeiro can address just one part of the thigh, for instance the problematic inner thigh, or lift both the inner and outer thigh during this surgery.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

Dr. Cambeiro will review the steps of the thigh lift and what you should expect before, during and after surgery during your consultation. Key things to know include:

  • The procedure lasts between two to four hours.
  • The procedure generally begins with liposuction and is followed by the removal of excess skin.
  • You will receive dissolvable sutures.
  • You will need someone to drive you home from the procedure and stay with you for the first day of recovery.
  • Your recovery will include the placement of sterile dressings followed by wearing an elastic garment that is somewhat like biking shorts.
  • You should avoid driving after the procedure until the doctor has cleared you for normal daily activity.
  • You should avoid bending, lifting, sports and any other strenuous activity for about three weeks.
  • During recovery, you also should avoid drinking alcohol.

Please make full use of your consultation, your pre-operative visit, and your post-operative visits to make sure you are fully aware of your recovery responsibilities as proper healing is an essential component to achieving the best possible results from your thigh lift.

If you're a woman or a man in Las Vegas who feels that a thigh lift can tone, smooth and improve the look and contour of your upper leg, please contact the Henderson, Nevada offices of Arthur M. Cambeiro, M.D. Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at (702) 577-0039 to schedule your consultation.