Thigh Lift

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Problematic inner thighs can be the result of many factors including genetics, age, weight gain, and weight loss. Fat and excess skin on the inner thigh area can be extremely difficult to lose, even with regular diet and exercise. In fact, even if the weight is lost, no amount of exercise can trim, tone, or reduce the appearance of loose skin. A thigh lift is often the best way to achieve tighter, more toned thighs.

What is a Thigh Lift?

One of the most effective ways to trim and sculpt your thighs is through a surgical procedure called a thigh lift. A thigh lift is designed to tighten the skin of the upper legs and remove stubborn fat. It’s known as a body contouring procedure and can be combined with other surgical lifts like the arm lift, body lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction. Dr. Colony performs thigh lift procedures for patients in Lansing and the surrounding areas.

Thigh Lift Candidate

The thigh lift is a good option for patients who are in overall good health and for whom their thighs don’t respond to diet and exercise. Some patients who lose excess weight are left with stretched, sagging skin and stubborn fat, and a thigh lift is the most effective solution. In order to be considered a good candidate for a thigh lift, you should be at or near your ideal weight, in overall good health, and have realistic expectations for your plastic surgery procedure. Your weight should be stable for at least six months before opting for surgery. During a consultation with Dr. Colony, you’ll discuss your medical history to determine whether it’s safe for you to undergo surgery.

Thigh Lift Procedure in East Lansing

During an inner thigh lift, incisions are made – typically along the groin crease and extended behind into the crease beneath the buttocks – allowing access to the areas you wish to target. The tissue can then be tightened to create smooth, well-contoured inner thighs that no longer have chafing and contact. Because a thigh lift is a major surgical procedure, it is performed under general anesthesia.

A procedure called an outer thigh lift can also be performed using an incision down the outer part of the thigh. This is often the best option for excess skin along the flanks or hips. It’s also performed under general anesthesia, and Dr. Colony can help you determine which option is best for your goals.

Thigh Lift Recovery in East Lansing

Recovery following a thigh lift generally takes about 2-3 weeks. Light movement is encouraged to keep blood flowing and prevent complications – but you should avoid extensive movement and exercise for at least 1-2 months. Compression garments are essential to help keep swelling down in order to ensure a safe and steady healing process, and they also help the skin adhere to the new contours. Wear your compression garments as much as possible. You’ll be given detailed aftercare instructions by our team on how to manage drains and take prescription medications. Within 1-2 months, you’ll see transformative results and improvement in your thighs’ shape and contour. With an active lifestyle, you can maintain your results for the long term.


Can you get lipo on your inner thighs?

Liposuction can be used on the inner thighs alone or as part of a thigh lift procedure to further contour the area. Dr. Colony can help you determine the right combination of surgical techniques for your needs.

Patient Testimonials

I am beyond thrilled with my choice of a plastic surgeon. Dr. Colony is not only incredibly smart and he's got the bedside manner going for him which is quite hard to find in surgeons. I have not only recommended Colony to many friends, but I've actually realized a couple of friends had gone to him before without me realizing.

Dr. Colony and his staff are amazing. I have called at least 7 times with questions for them (I am getting surgery in May) and they have been so patient, informative, and kind to me. The best part is that they take health and safety very seriously. They care about the patient and care about the work they do and it shows. I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in plastic surgery.

Dr. Colony was so kind to me when I asked him all my questions about wanting surgery. He did not rush and made me feel like I mattered. He is very knowledgeable. I can hardly wait to get my surgery done by him!

A Consultation at Michigan Plastic Surgery™

If you struggle with the appearance of your inner thighs and are considering a thigh lift in East Lansing, call Michigan Plastic Surgery™ to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lee H. Colony. is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has dedicated over 20 years to helping his patients look their best and boost their self-confidence through cosmetic procedures. Because no two bodies are the same, you and Dr. Colony will discuss your options in order to develop a plan that is right for you during your initial consultation.

For more information and to schedule your consultation for a thigh lift, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery™ in East Lansing today.

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Michigan Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Lee H. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S., a renowned Board Certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery. As a respected national speaker and educator, his dedication to patient safety and involvement in esteemed medical societies highlight his exceptional skills.