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Thigh Lift in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL

The thighs seem to be a popular topic of conversation lately, between the controversial “thigh gap” and “thigh brow” trends in Hollywood. For many of us, the thighs seem to be a place where our bodies enjoy storing excess fat and it can seem like no amount of exercise makes a difference. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers the thigh lift procedure to correct unsightly thighs for residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights, and the surrounding Illinois communities.

What is a Thigh Lift?

The thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed by a highly trained professional to correct the look of the thigh. Because the thigh is a common problem area, especially for women, plastic surgeons have developed the thigh lift for a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. The thigh lift can correct excess skin, fat or sagging, specifically in the upper thigh.

Who is a Strong Candidate for the Thigh Lift?

The results of this cosmetic surgery procedure are visible immediately and can last for years, with some exceptions. Individuals considering losing a substantial amount of weight or becoming pregnant are not strong candidates for the thigh lift procedure, simply because the results may not be long-lasting. Most individuals with a small amount of excess fat or considerable excess skin in the thigh are strong candidates for the procedure. Whether you only want a minor lift or some major re-contouring, the thigh lift can be customized to each patient.

What are the Benefits of the Thigh Lift Procedure?

The thigh lift procedure yields great results for our patients. Benefits of undergoing this safe, effective procedure include:

  • Slimmer thighs
  • A visible thigh gap, or space between the inner thighs
  • More toned appearance to the legs
  • Enhanced youthfulness of the legs
  • Increased confidence
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Easier time finding well-fitting clothing
  • Less discomfort from chafing
  • A more proportionate silhouette

What is the Thigh Lift Procedure?

Depending on an individual’s goals for the procedure, it can vary drastically. For a minor thigh lift, only a small incision is made, but for more dramatic results, an incision is made around a greater portion of the upper thigh. Once the incision is made appropriately, Dr. Kotis will remove any excess skin and fat from the area. Once he has achieved the desired sculpted look, the remaining skin is pulled taut, and the incision is closed. The results of the procedure are visible immediately, but will continue to develop for months.

What is the Cost for the Thigh Lift?

Thigh lifts can vary from major surgeries to only a minor lift. Depending on your desired procedure, the cost can vary. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kotis is the best way to determine a realistic cost for the procedure at our office. We offer Prosper® and CareCredit® financing options and accept most forms of payment, including cash, credit card, and check. For specific information including insurance coverage, visit our financing page.

We honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery and think the thigh lift procedure may be beneficial to you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis proudly serves the residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.