Dr. K. Charles Kim is an OC Plastic Surgeon offering thigh lift surgery at his Orange County surgical suites in California. Done as an out-patient procedure, this type of surgery is also known as thighplasty.
A thighlift can be performed on both men and women. It is used to remove both excess skin as well as fat from the patient’s inner or outer thighs. This results in thinner, firmer and more shapely aesthetically-pleasing legs. The outer thighlift is very similar to a hiplift, diminishing or even eliminating excess skin from your hips. This results in a more svelte and shapely physique that is quite pleasing. As a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kim performs thighlift procedures as an isolated treatment or as part of a total lower bodylift. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. K. Charles Kim can also perform an inner-thigh lift as a stand-alone surgery to tighten the tissues along your inner thighs effectively.
A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is intended to lift and re-sculpt the thigh skin that has become saggy, dimpled and/or unattractive. Many patients who opt for thighplasty have excess skin as a result of significant weight loss. In addition, thighplasty can be a great procedure for those who are simply experiencing the natural effects of aging.
Many of Dr. Ki’ms Orange County patients often choose additional sculpting for other parts of their bodies during the same surgical appointment. Such other procedures include a tummy tuck, Armlift, Buttock lift or bodylift along with a thigh lift. Feel free to discuss these options with Dr. Kim during your complimentary free Plastic Surgery consultation.
There are a number of different methods for performing thighplasty. Depending on the patient’s areas of concern, the Dr. Kim’s Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Offices offer the following:
Outer (Lateral) Thigh Lift: This surgical procedure tightens both the skin on the front as well as the outside of the thigh area.
Inner (Medial) Thigh Lift: Thighs are very difficult to shape through exercise, especially the inner area. An inner thigh lift involves making an incision along the junction between the thigh and pubic area. It also involves the removal of loose skin and sometimes necessary fat removal as well.
Inner (Medial) Thigh Lift w/ Liposuction: This thighlift method tightens the top of the inner thigh skin. The effects, however, extend further down the inner thigh. This combination often produces better results then simply the lift alone.
A Thighplasty is a major cosmetic surgery. All Thighplasty procedures are performed by Dr. Kim with the patient under a general anesthetic. When the Thighplasty surgical procedure is combined with a liposuction procedure as mentioned above, the entire surgical process can take anywhere from 2 to hours. This time can vary, however, depending on the individual patient. The incision that is made during the procedure is very inconspicuous and is located in the groin area beneath the patient’s bikini line. The scar is small and will fade as it heals.