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Thigh Lift in Miami, FL

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Weight loss or aging can leave you with excess skin around your thighs. Often known as “saddlebags,” unwanted thigh skin can prevent you from having the beautiful leg shape you envision. If you are looking to improve the shape of your legs, a thigh lift can provide the contouring you’ve been looking for. A thigh lift with Dr. Hochstein in Miami can:

  • Reduce excess thigh skin
  • Create a slimmer leg
  • Reduce irritation and chafing
  • Eliminate excess fat
  • Enhance the thigh gap

Your Thigh Lift Procedure

A thigh lift typically takes about two hours and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. Incisions are placed around the thighs, and excess skin or fat is removed.


  • An inner thigh lift places incisions in the groin area. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the inner thigh is contoured. This technique helps relieve painful irritation caused by chafing of the excess skin.
  • An outer thigh lift uses an incision along the outer thigh. The buttocks may be minorly recontoured to make a smoother transition from the thighs to the backside. This technique helps eliminate unsightly saddlebags.

Combine With Liposuction

Patients considering a thigh lift may also have unwanted, excess fat around the thighs, hips, and buttocks that prevents you from achieving the body shape you want. You can combine liposuction with most thigh lift procedures to better shape and enhance the appearance of your lower body.

Combine With Tummy Tuck

After weight loss, you may find that you have excess skin throughout your entire lower body. Patients will typically combine body contouring procedures to address multiple problem areas, and improve their overall body shape. A tummy tuck can create a flatter belly, while the thigh lift provides you with slimmer legs.

Dr. Hochstein is committed to providing his patients with the safest, most comfortable care possible

How Can I Personalize My Thigh Lift?

Thigh Lift Surgery is an outpatient procedure that usually takes between two and three hours to perform. This surgery is performed under the comfort of general anesthesia.

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Addressing Your Concerns


You will experience bruising and swelling along your thighs. You may be required to wear specialty compression garments to help facilitate the healing process. You will be required to limit your physical activities, and most patients can return to work within two weeks of their procedure and resume their regular exercise routine after six weeks. Most of the swelling should subside within six weeks. However, it takes six months to see the final results and for all swelling to completely diminish.


Dr. Hochstein takes great care to place incisions in discreet locations, and he uses dissolvable sutures to minimize unwanted scarring. Most scarring is likely to fade over time. Laser treatments, oral medication, and topical creams are offered to help ensure healthy healing and fading of scars. Read more about scars, how to prevent their formation, and how to minimize their appearance.


Each patient is unique; therefore, the cost of your thigh lift will depend on the extent of correction required. The exact price of your thigh lift will be determined during your initial consultation.


You are likely to feel sore and experience some mild aches following your thigh lift. Oral pain medication will be prescribed by your physician to manage postoperative discomfort.

Thigh Lift Before & After Photos

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Frequently Asked Questions About Thigh Lift

Who is a good thigh lift candidate?

Any man or woman who is in good health and who has excess skin along their thighs may be a good candidate. You should have realistic expectations about your results. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight should be close to their ideal weight and have maintained their weight loss for about six months to a year.

Can I drive myself to and from my surgery?

No. Patients placed under general anesthesia must have a licensed adult drive them home.

Will insurance pay for my thigh lift?

Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures. Financing options are available.

How long will my results last?

Your results can be long-lasting if you maintain a stable body weight. Any weight fluctuations after your thigh lift surgery may alter their improved appearance.

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If you would like to meet with Dr. Hochstein to discuss the details of a thigh lift procedure, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.

Please contact our Miami Thigh Lift surgeon at (305) 931-3338, or contact us to receive a reply from a member of our staff.

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