Questions about Thigh Lift

Dr. Denis Gonyon Serves Fort Collins, Johnstown, Loveland, Longmont and Nearby Areas of Northern Colorado


What is a thigh lift?

This procedure removes sagging, excess skin on your thighs. It is also a great way to remove dimpled and inelastic skin. The result is smoother, more youthful thighs with an improved contour. A thigh lift may be targeted at the inner, outer or full thighs depending on your goals.

Who is a good candidate for a thigh lift?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of sagging, excess skin and cellulite on your thighs, then you are probably a good thigh lift candidate. This excess skin is a common result of significant weight loss. Sagging skin is also a typical outcome of aging.

How much does a thigh lift cost?

The final cost of this surgery varies by patient and by the specifics of your procedure. At your complimentary consultation, we will provide you with the final estimate for the thigh lift, and we will discuss all of your payment options. If you are interested in financing, our plastic surgery practice accepts various CareCredit financing plans for which you can apply.

Is a thigh lift ever combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes. A thigh lift is most commonly combined with one or more of the following:

How long is the recovery from a thigh lift?

Following thigh lift surgery, you will need to take some downtime to let your body heal and recover. Well in advance of your procedure, our staff will make sure you have all the aftercare instructions and information you need to have a successful recovery. You may need to plan to take time off from work for a couple of weeks. Strenuous exercise like weight lifting and jogging may need to be delayed for several weeks.

How long will the results last?

The results of this procedure are long-lasting. The skin and tissue that is removed, is removed permanently. Over the years, the shape and skin elasticity will begin to change as a result of aging, which will lead to some degree of droopiness and loose skin. It is possible to experience a return of excess, sagging skin if you gain and lose significant weight again. For the most part, patients are satisfied with the new look of their thighs for many, many years after their procedure.

If you are searching for an experienced thigh lift surgeon near Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland and the surrounding areas, please call Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at (970) 624-7979 or fill out our online form to schedule a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon.