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Thigh Lift in Scottsdale and surrounding AZ cities

A thigh lift (thighplasty) contours the thighs to enhance their appearance by removing excess skin and tissue from the inner and outer thigh areas. This results in smoother, more youthful-looking thighs. Many patients choose this procedure due to a loss of skin elasticity, leading to dimpled, flabby, or saggy thighs. It is also common among those who have recently lost significant weight and are unhappy with the excess skin left behind, giving their thighs a wrinkled appearance.

Dr. Jude LaBarbera in Scottsdale enhances the appearance of your thighs by re-contouring the skin and tissue. When exercise and diet fail to achieve the desired results, a thigh lift can be a viable option. Sometimes, thighplasty is combined with other cosmetic procedures like a tummy tuck or body lift to address sagging skin and flabbiness in multiple areas. This combination ensures more comprehensive benefits from a single procedure.

Thigh Lift Ideal Candidates:

Ideal candidates for thighplasty include those who:

  • Seek firmer, more youthful-looking legs
  • Have wrinkled or sagging skin after weight loss or muscle reduction
  • Experience loose skin following liposuction

If your skin has good elasticity, liposuction alone might effectively remove excess fat and reshape your body contours. However, in cases of poor skin elasticity, a combination of thigh lift and liposuction may be advised. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will assess your thighs and create a customized treatment plan to suit your specific needs.

How Tihgh Lift SURGICAL PROCEDURE Is performed?

Thigh lift surgery usually takes two or more hours and is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Before the surgery, the surgeon will consult with the patient to determine the best placement for incisions based on their specific needs. There are various types of thigh lift procedures, such as inner thigh lifts, bilateral thigh lifts, and medial thigh lifts.

Medial Thigh Lift

Designed to target the upper inner thigh, this procedure removes excess fat and tightens the skin. Incisions are made from the groin to the inner buttock crease. The surgeon removes excess fat and tightens the skin to enhance the appearance of the upper, inner thigh. Thighs are marked while the patient is standing before the surgery. Post-surgery, deep sutures are used to close the incisions, preventing sagging during the healing process. Skilled surgeons often conceal the scar within the groin crease. For outer thigh contouring, a circumferential lower body lift may be performed, lifting the entire thigh and buttock and requiring longer incisions. Liposuction may be used before thighplasty in cases of significant fatty tissue.

Inner Thigh Lift

Focusing on the inner thigh, this procedure is ideal for patients with a mild to moderate amount of excess fat and skin. It involves making an incision down the inner thigh towards the knee, resulting in a scar along the inner thigh.


LaBarbera clinic provides comprehensive plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery services. Offering a wide array of procedures, we aim to enhance your natural beauty and elevate your confidence. Our commitment to patient comfort and teamwork ensures that we achieve the desired results, whether dramatic or subtle. Dr. Jude LaBarbera is dedicated to understanding and realizing each patient’s vision, helping them feel more attractive, confident, and vibrant. For an idea of what Dr. LaBarbera can achieve, check out our before and after photos showcasing satisfied patients.

Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera

Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers thigh lift procedures for patients in Scottsdale and the surrounding Arizona areas. To begin the process, schedule a consultation at his Scottsdale office. During this appointment, Dr. LaBarbera will conduct an examination, discuss your motivations for the procedure, and outline what you can expect. He will also gather information about your medical history and any allergies, and go over the available treatment options. This consultation provides a valuable opportunity to voice any concerns and ask questions about the thigh lift. If deemed a suitable candidate, Dr. LaBarbera will determine the amount of excess fat and skin to remove to meet your aesthetic goals.


The recovery period after thighplasty depends on the extent of the surgery. Most patients experience minimal pain, which is manageable with medication. It’s important to minimize leg movement and rest as much as possible for about 10 days following the procedure. Swelling and bruising typically subside within a few weeks, allowing most patients to return to their normal routines within 2 months.


The cost of a thigh lift in Scottsdale varies depending on the patient. If combined with other surgeries, such as a tummy tuck, the total cost will be higher. Additional fees for anesthesia and related expenses may also apply. Typically, insurance does not cover thigh lift procedures. Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs thigh lift surgeries at his in-office operating room, supported by a highly professional and licensed staff. He collaborates closely with each patient to ensure their desired results are achieved.




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