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Thigh Lift in Jacksonville, FL

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What is a thigh lift?

Weight loss is a tremendous achievement for any person. In some cases, men and women who achieve their goal weight sometimes need one extra step to finalize their physical transformation. Based on how long you were overweight and how much of that weight you lost, excess skin can be an added difficulty if the skin wasn't able to mold to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are especially areas of trouble for most people. Board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin offer thigh lift surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL, which trims extra skin on the inner and outer thighs to produce a firmer, more contoured appearance. Thigh lift surgery has increased in popularity since it offers natural results for anyone battling hanging skin on the thighs.

What are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift surgery offers patients the opportunity not just to transform their contours but also to reduce physical discomfort, boost their self-esteem, and change their life for the better overall. Some of the most exciting benefits of thigh lift surgery include:

  • Can reduce excess skin on the thighs
  • Can improve stretch marks on the thighs
  • Can reduce stubborn fat on the thighs
  • Creates a smoother, slimmer thigh shape
  • Tightens loose thigh skin
  • Helps minimize chafing and other skin irritations
  • Makes exercise, walking, and other activities more comfortable
  • Allows patients to wear shorts and other styles of clothing more comfortably and confidently
  • Reverses the unwanted side effects of extreme weight loss
  • Can be used on the inner and outer thighs


A thigh lift is a skin tightening and removal treatment that corrects hanging skin. Thigh lift surgery is often considered an after weight loss procedure. If you have wrinkly, hanging, or loose skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the inner or outer thigh or both), thigh lift surgery can be a good option. An incision is made around the top of the thigh in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. This allows enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if wanted) to remove isolated pockets of fat and to excise the excess skin at the upper thigh. The remaining skin will be stretched upward so it can be tightened and secured with sutures. In specific patients, an incision may be necessary in the outer thigh area or underneath the buttocks, depending on the quantity of tissue being removed. Thigh lift surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates reshapes the whole thigh area, leaving a tighter, shapelier, more contoured appearance.

Thigh Lift FAQ

How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
The total cost of thigh lift surgery will be based on different fees, including those for the surgical facility, tests, anesthesia, and more. Once Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin has created your unique thigh lift surgical plan in your consultation, they will be better able to estimate your costs. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates will help you locate low-interest financing, which will help make your thighplasty more affordable, so you can concentrate on working with an experienced plastic surgeon like Drs. Caplin and Nuveen.

Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
Thigh lift surgery is a great way to improve the contour and appearance of your legs. Since a thigh lift includes tightening the skin and removing excess fat deposits, it can improve the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your upper legs. If you are concerned about cellulite or stretch marks, let us know in your consultation, so we can adjust your treatment plan to match your goals.

How long will my results last?
After your surgery, if you stay healthy with a proper diet and regular exercise, you should maintain your thigh lift results for many years. Dr. Caplin and Dr. Nuveen advise you to be at or near a healthy, stable weight before surgery — so it's easy to maintain your results. Significant weight changes or pregnancy after a thigh lift can compromise your appearance. In your consultation, they will give you advice on what you can do to make your surgical results last.

Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
You may consider combining a thigh lift with a tummy tuck or butt lift to create a lower body lift. A thigh lift is also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. In your initial consultation, talk to Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin about all your concerns and goals so they can develop a comprehensive surgical plan that gives you the results you want.

What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
While there are nonsurgical treatments to reduce fat and tone your skin, they can help with small improvements. A surgical thigh lift is the best way to correct moderate to severe amounts of loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat on your thighs. If you're considering nonsurgical procedures, ask Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen for more information in your initial consultation. They will tell you the pros and cons of nonsurgical and surgical thigh lift options, as well as their recommendation on which would be best for your needs.

Get Tighter, Toned Thighs

If you notice extra skin on your legs that causes anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL to learn more about thighplasty. It's typical for patients to combine a thigh lift procedure with other body contouring surgeries, especially surgeries that correct nearby areas, like abdominoplasty or a lower body lift, based on their unique goals. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin to get the tighter appearance you want.

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