Thigh Lift - Robert Morin MD

Thigh Lift

Men and women irritated
by the size of their poorly proportioned
thighs will benefit from a thigh lift

Written by Dr. Morin

Thigh skin laxity is often a source of embarrassment and is commonly attributed to weight fluctuations or aging. A thigh lift, also known as thigh recontouring or a thighplasty, is performed to tighten the skin around the inner thigh and to remove some of the fatty tissue in that area. The result is a tighter, more aesthetically pleasing thigh contour. This procedure can also be combined with liposuction for more impressive results. Dr. Robert Morin is a leading provider of thigh lifts in the New Jersey area. As a highly trained reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Moring is an expert in the thigh lift procedure, which he performs often in his NJ office.

Best Thigh Lift Candidates

Men and women irritated by the size of their poorly proportioned thighs will benefit from a thigh lift procedure. During a thigh lift Dr. Morin, a highly trained NJ board-certified plastic surgeon, contours your legs by removing tissue and reshaping excess skin. Ideal candidates for a thigh lift are individuals in good health that are seeking firmer legs due to an excess of soft tissue, skin and fat along their thighs. Suitable candidates should maintain realistic expectations. Dr. Morin has discovered that following thigh lift surgery, individuals feel rejuvenated, happier and healthier.

Your Thigh Lift Surgery

Dr. Morin has treated thousands of patients, so there is no need to be embarrassed about the appearance of your thigh area. During the 2 to 3 hour surgery, you will be under anesthesia as the plastic surgeon gently removes fat, modifies tissue and recontours the shape of your thighs. Once liposuction and fat removal are complete, Dr. Morin utilizes a special technique to implement sutures as discretely as possible. At our New Jersey facility, your thighplasty procedure promptly addresses specific concerns, refines your upper legs and leads to a healthy recovery.

Choosing the Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Morin is a top New Jersey plastic surgeon specializing in thigh lift procedures. He understands that unforeseen circumstances such as weight loss, weight gain, genetics and aging wreak havoc on our thighs over time. Luckily, this source of frustration doesn't have to be a permanent one. Say goodbye to stubborn skin and fatty tissue around the thighs with the help of thighplasty expert Dr. Morin. This procedure can help reduce cellulite, tighten, tone and reshape the thigh region, revitalizing your appearance. For excellent results contact Dr. Robert Morin’s NJ office for more information about your thigh lift procedure.


Can I drive myself home?

Dr. Morin will discuss this at your consultation, but we advise you schedule a ride home from surgery since you will be unable to drive yourself due to the effects of anesthesia. It is also a good idea to ask a friend or family member to help you during the first week of recovery to avoid excess movement. Relaxing as much as possible once you've gone home is key to optimal recovery.

What's recovery from a thigh lift like?

During the few days following a thigh lift patients will experience tightness and discomfort that can be alleviated with prescription medication. Compression garments are often used postoperative for patient comfort and to limit swelling. The provided garments will also help to tighten and firm the skin as you recover. Though you should exercise minimally to prevent blood clots, refrain from climbing stairs and participating in heavy exercise. Many patients are able to return to work within 3 weeks of surgery.

When will I notice results?

Since your incisions are covered with dressings and bandages to protect your thighs as they heal, results may not be noticeable immediately. However, as bruising and swelling subsides, smoother and firmer thighs will be revealed within the weeks to follow. Most patients enjoy full results from their thigh lift within 4 to 6 weeks of the thighplasty procedure. Dr. Morin uses the best techniques to promote adequate healing and rapid results.

Will there be visible scarring?

Just like any surgical procedure, thigh lifts do result in scarring. Luckily, Dr. Morin uses advanced techniques to ensure scars are hidden and discretely covered by bathing suits and under garments. After having a thigh lift performed by Dr. Morin, you'll be able to show off smoother legs, without showing off scars.