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What is a Thigh Lift?

Many Phoenix women report that they are unhappy with the appearance of their thighs. The presence of fullness or extra fat in this area can be improved by diet, exercise, or liposuction. However, due to the effects of aging or after significant weight loss, there is often loose or sagging skin and soft tissue that can only be corrected by a thigh lift. The thigh lift or thighplasty procedure is performed to help improve the contour and appearance of the inner thigh area. Various thigh lift procedure techniques are available to suit different anatomical concerns and create the desired result.

Thigh Lift Candidates

In general, candidates for a thigh lift are:

  • People whose weight is relatively stable.
  • Phoenix individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh.
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery.
  • Non-smokers.
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish.
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and fitness.
Dr. Reza Rod

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Reza Rod, of Phoenix, Arizona, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience and training in enhancing natural beauty with both surgical and non-surgical techniques. His accolades include being honored as a “Top Doctor” on Real Self and being hand-selected for a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received rigorous plastic surgeon training. Dr. Rod is passionate about helping patients make their appearance reflect their spirit and has made breast augmentation a primary focus of his practice. He believes in combining highly technical skills with meticulous attention to detail to achieve natural-looking breast enhancement results that fit his patient’s personal goals and aesthetic ideals. 

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Thigh Lift Procedure Options

There are two main forms of thigh lift, including an inner and outer thigh lift. These procedures involve the use of different incision patterns.


Medial (inner) thigh lift

An incision is made in the groin area, and any excess fat and skin are excised along the inner aspect of the thigh. Liposuction may be used but is not always included in this procedure, depending on your individual requirements. The area from the groin to the knee is recontoured, and the procedure is repeated for the other thigh. If a more substantial wedge of tissue is removed, the procedure is called a thighplasty.

Lateral (outer) thigh lift

This is a more complex procedure, usually involving recontouring the buttocks and outer thighs and the removal of additional tissue. Scarring is more extensive, and the skin will be less elastic after the surgery, so weight should be maintained.

The Thigh Lift Procedure Process Explained

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To learn more about thigh lift surgery and if it is right for you, please contact Dermacare Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, today. We are also proud to serve Goodyear, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas.


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Dr Rod is a very skilled surgeon. After losing more than half my body weight, I had several different procedures done. A lot of extra skin removal and reconstruction. My results were fantastic! His staff is so friendly and pleasant to work with. His nurse Julie is incredibly kind and helpful. I highly recommend this place.

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