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Thigh Lift

Aging, weight fluctuations, and the effects of childbirth can lead to changes in the appearance of your thighs, often resulting in looser, sagging skin, and a less defined silhouette. Clothes might not fit as they used to, and you may notice dimpling. A thigh lift, however, can effectively address these issues. This procedure removes excess fat and tightens the skin, restoring a more youthful and shapely appearance to your thighs. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kris Day specializes in thigh lift surgery, offering this transformative option to both women and men in the Seattle area. His expertise helps patients achieve a slimmer, more sculpted figure, enhancing both their appearance and confidence.

Your Thigh Lift Options

Dr. Kris Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery provides two types of thigh lift procedures: the standard thigh lift and the minimally invasive thigh lift, differentiated mainly by the incision size and location.


In a standard thigh lift, an incision is made starting from the groin area and extending down to the top of the knee. This allows for the removal of fat from both the inner and outer parts of the thigh, catering to those who require more extensive reshaping.


For patients with less fat to remove, the minimally invasive thigh lift is an ideal choice. This technique involves a smaller incision made at the top of the groin, focusing on more targeted fat removal with less extensive incisions.

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Based on the specific thigh lift procedure and the volume of fat that needs to be removed, Dr. Day, a board-certified plastic surgeon, employs either liposuction or excision techniques. The choice of method is determined by the type of thigh lift being performed and the individual requirements of the patient.

Good Candidates for a Thigh Lift

Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery by Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, based in Bellevue and serving surrounding cities like Seattle, are individuals looking to enhance the appearance of their thighs. Suitable candidates typically have excess skin and fat in the thigh area due to weight loss, aging, or genetic factors. These individuals are generally close to their ideal body weight but are unable to achieve their desired thigh contour through diet and exercise alone. Good overall health and realistic expectations about the results are important. Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking are preferable, as smoking can hinder the healing process. Dr. Day assesses each candidate’s unique situation to determine if a thigh lift is the right choice, ensuring the procedure aligns with their aesthetic goals and contributes to an improved sense of body confidence.

Preparing for
Thigh Lift Surgery

Preparing for a thigh lift surgery with Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery involves a series of steps to ensure you are ready for a successful procedure. Dr. Day will guide you through this process, which includes maintaining a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can impact the results. Smoking cessation is crucial, as smoking can hinder healing and increase the risk of complications. A balanced diet and good hydration are important for optimal health and recovery. You’ll also be advised on medications and supplements to avoid prior to surgery. Organizing assistance and planning for recovery time is essential, as you’ll need to rest and limit certain activities post-surgery. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your preparedness and safety, ensuring a smooth process leading up to your thigh lift surgery.

What to Expect From Your Thigh Lift Surgery

During a thigh lift surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, patients can expect a highly individualized and meticulously conducted procedure. The anesthesiologist will initially administer anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort. Dr. Kristopher M. Day then performs the surgery, which typically involves strategic incisions tailored to the specific type of thigh lift. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat are carefully removed, and the skin is then lifted and tightened, achieving a smoother, more toned appearance. Liposuction might also be utilized to further refine the shape of the thighs. The length of the surgery varies, depending on the intricacy and extent of the lift. Dr. Day’s focus on precision and safety aims for a successful result, striving to create a firmer, rejuvenated thigh area. After the surgery, patients receive thorough aftercare instructions and follow-up support from Dr. Day, with a strong emphasis on patient comfort and achieving optimal results.

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Recovering From a Thigh Lift

Recovering from a thigh lift at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, under the expert care of Dr. Kristopher M. Day in Bellevue and serving the Seattle area, is a critical phase in your journey towards a more contoured and youthful lower body. Post-surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising, which will gradually diminish. Dr. Day will provide comprehensive instructions on how to care for your incisions, manage discomfort, and wear compression garments to facilitate healing and shaping. Mobility may be limited initially, and it’s important to follow Dr. Day’s guidelines for gradually resuming activities to ensure proper healing. Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor your recovery and ensure optimal results. Our team at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is committed to providing attentive and supportive care throughout your recovery, helping you achieve a smooth and successful healing process.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh lift surgery, or thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the thighs. It aims to create a more toned and proportionate appearance, especially after significant weight loss.

Ideal candidates are individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or outer thigh, often due to weight loss, aging, or genetics. Candidates should be in good health, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations of the surgery's outcomes.


The procedure involves making an incision in the thigh area, through which excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is then lifted and tightened. The extent and location of the incisions depend on the amount and location of excess skin.

Recovery typically involves swelling and discomfort, with downtime ranging from a few weeks to a month. Patients are generally advised to avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative care instructions closely.

Risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. There are also risks specific to thigh lifts, such as asymmetry or changes in skin sensation.

The results of a thigh lift are generally long-lasting, especially if you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. However, natural aging and gravity will eventually affect the results.

Scarring is an inevitable part of the surgery, but Dr. Day places incisions strategically to minimize visibility. Scars typically fade over time and become less noticeable.

The cost varies depending on the specifics of the surgery. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, various financing options are available to assist with the costs of the surgery.

Bring a list of your current medications, any relevant medical history, and specific goals or concerns about the thigh lift surgery.