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A thigh lift is a procedure designed to excise loose sagging skin and excess fat from the inner part of the thighs, tightening and improving the contour of the entire area. Typically, a thigh lift in Seattle involves liposuction to remove excess fat, followed by the surgical removal of excess skin and tissue, after which the site is closed with dissolvable sutures.


Am I a candidate for a thigh lift?

If you feel that the skin on your thighs has become uncomfortably loose, you may be a candidate for a thigh lift in Seattle. Often, the best candidates for this procedure have lost a significant amount of weight either through diet or surgical weight loss.

  • Weight loss can lead to excess skin and sagging tissue, particularly on the inner thighs and toward the knee.
  • As we age, the soft tissue of the thigh and the underlying musculature weaken, even if you are not overweight. Over time, the muscle loses strength, and the skin folds, contributing to the appearance of aging, heavy legs.
  • We may find the flesh wrinkling, especially after dieting and gaining weight, sun exposure and or as a side effect of a systemic illness. Over time, the muscle loses strength, and the skin folds, contributing to the appearance of aging legs.
  • Often, with an excess of loose skin and fat, the thighs rub together and chafe uncomfortably.
  • You may have lost the firm, and rounded appearance of attractive, younger thighs, and can be self-conscious, and even tense over our appearance.

What are the benefits of having a thigh lift?

This is one of those procedures in which the results often go beyond your expectations. Dr. Flugstad is well-known for his superb plastic surgery skill, and he has an instinctive talent for determining just the right amount of liposuction and skin removal to create shapely, firm, and naturally youthful thighs. You can expect:

  • A renewed, firm look with sculpted, taut thighs.
  • A far slimmer appearance to your thighs.
  • Less jiggle, and more comfort in the thigh area, especially when walking or exercising.
  • Greater confidence in your appearance in revealing clothing, including swimsuits.
  • The shortest scars possible to achieve a fabulous, smooth contour.

The thigh lift procedure

We are pleased to offer you this precisely-engineered surgical treatment, at Flugstad Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility. A Seattle thigh lift is usually an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Before surgery, your surgeon will mark the area where he plans to remove surplus skin. After removing the excess skin and fat, using liposuction as necessary, we will shape your thigh area to create a taut and youthful appearance. The incision be closed with sutures which will dissolve, leaving minimal scars.

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Why choose Dr. Flugstad?

Dr. Flugstad is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with extensive experience and a reputation for surgical excellence.

After graduating cum laude from Wheaton College, and then the Medical College of Wisconsin, he served a rigorous six-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery there, where he distinguished himself in receiving honors and accolades. He performed research in several fields, and has presented at several national meetings. He then chose to seek even more training in aesthetic surgery, with a one-year cosmetic surgery fellowship at the Hunstad Kortesis Center for Plastic Surgery. He takes his responsibility and commitment to his patients very seriously.

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FAQ

Will I need to get help returning home after thigh lift surgery?

You need someone to drive you home after your Bellevue thigh lift, as you will have been under general anesthesia. Ideally, you will have someone to help care for you that first week or few days of recovery.

How long before I can resume swimming and running?

A month, possibly longer. Each case is a little different of course, but you will not want to stress the incision areas or invite infection. Light exercise may begin earlier, and Dr. Flugstad will know when to give you the go-ahead on light as well as strenuous exercise.

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