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THIGH LIFT in Rockford, IL

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PryorHealth Plastic Surgery in Rockford, Illinois, is an expert at performing this procedure and has helped numerous patients improve their appearance and self-esteem.

If you want your legs to appear shapelier or would like to lose excess fat following surgery or significant weight loss, a thigh lift can help you achieve these aesthetic goals.

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Thigh lifts involve removing extra fat and skin from your inner or outer thigh. This surgery is often performed on patients with excess skin following bariatric weight loss surgery, or in those who have tried diet and exercise to improve their thighs, to no avail.


You should consider having a thigh lift if:

  • You want thighs that are better proportioned with a firm feel and look.
  • You have had bariatric surgery or have lost a significant amount of weight.
  • You are unhappy with your flabby thighs.
  • You have trouble fitting into your favorite clothes because of your thighs.

Benefits of thigh lifts may include:

  • Your clothes and swimsuits appearing more attractive on you – and fit better.
  • Your body can appear shapelier with an overall better proportion.
  • Younger-looking, firmer thighs

All surgeries carry potential risks. Rockford thigh lift surgery provider, PryorHealth, and our courteous and professional team will consult with you one-on-one before your procedure and discuss the various pros and cons. After a thigh lift Rockford patients typically report they are happy with their new look and suffer few or no side effects.


Inner Thigh Lift: In this procedure, an incision is made near the groin and extra skin and fat are excised from your inner thigh. Liposuction can be part of this procedure for some patients. Typically, this surgery recontours your leg from your groin to your knee.

Medial thigh lifts fall under this category as they are procedures to correct sagging of your inner thigh. These are sometimes referred to as leg lifts. Outer Thigh Lift: This procedure typically involves recontouring your buttocks and your outer thighs. Scarring can be more significant in this surgery and skin may be less elastic afterward. Keeping your weight stable after surgery is key to success.

At PryorHealth Plastic Surgery, we will thoroughly review your medical history, aesthetic goals and other issues to determine which thigh procedure is best for you.

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How to handle the recovery after surgery

Smoother contours should be noticeable right after surgery. Most patients will have some soreness, swelling and bruising. Pain relief options will be discussed with our medical staff based on the individual patient’s needs. We will review post-surgery instructions with you to ensure proper healing and the best aesthetic results.

Most patients will have to wear compression garments to help the healing process. Antibiotics may be prescribed, and you will need to take proper care of your drains in the days after surgery. Typically, patients should stick to light physical activity for about two weeks after surgery. That’s because this period of time is vital for proper healing to occur. Even simple movements such as sitting and walking should be done with care after surgery. An experienced PryorHealth medical expert will monitor your progress to determine when you can return to normal activity. If you can, it’s a good idea to have a friend or family member stay with you for a time as you recover.

Two weeks after surgery, most patients should begin to see swelling subside and they can resume walking and driving soon after. Again, each patient is different and we will let you know when it’s right for you to return to these activities. Jogging and any heavy lifting should be avoided for up to eight weeks after surgery. If you have excess fat on your thighs that diet and exercise won’t eradicate, or if you have extra skin following bariatric surgery, a thigh lift can improve your appearance and help you become more comfortable with your look.

Looking to enhance your appearance? Connect with our specialists to explore our surgical, medspa, and wellness services. Get the boost you deserve. Contact us now.

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Rockford, IL
5995 Spring Creek Rd Rockford, IL 61114

(815) 671-4284

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