Dr. Craig Oser Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Pittsburgh


Thigh Lift

Like other body lifts, a thigh lift tightens the skin of the thighs and removes excess fatty tissue and skin. The results are taut, more attractive legs, and restored confidence to wear shorts or a bikini again. A good candidate for a thigh lift is one who recently lost weight and has excess skin on the inner and outer thigh areas. Liposuction may be used to enhance the result.


Dr. Oser's cosmetic consultation is an important step in the process of considering aesthetic surgery. He and his staff are committed to helping you become well informed about the actual process of preparing for thigh lift.

Dr. Oser will spend time with you discussing your wishes and desires. He will examine you and give you his professional opinion about how to best achieve your goals and will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for a thigh lift. He will take into consideration your specific needs, your age, health and various other factors.

Other services may be recommended in combination with this procedure ensure that you have an optimal surgical result.

Preparation Before your Procedure

Three weeks prior to and three weeks after your surgery, try to limit your alcohol and tobacco intake. Two weeks prior to and two weeks after your surgery, do not take medication that may thin your blood such as aspirin or Ibuprofen products.

The Day of Your Procedure

Please refrain from wearing makeup, contact lenses, hairpins, jewelry, body lotion or perfume. Wear comfortable clothing. If you develop a cold, sore throat, fever or any symptoms of illness before your surgery, notify the office.

Please prepare to have a responsible adult available to provide transportation after your procedure and have arrangements made for any necessary assistance you may require for the following 24 hours. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must accompany you.


Just as everyone is an individual, everyone recovers differently. Avoiding strenuous activity and sleeping on your back is recommended for a couple weeks following surgery. Most patients are back to work within two weeks.


While results may vary, a thigh lift can give you the confidence to wear shorts or a bikini again. Many patients enjoy a tightening of the skin around the thigh and an overall more youthful appearance to their legs.

Dr. Oser may recommend complementary services to maximize your desired result.