Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Thigh Lift (Thighplasty) in San Francisco

What is a Thigh Lift?

thigh-liftA thigh lift is a procedure that reshapes the thighs by reducing the excess skin and fat that have been affected due to the weight loss process. The result for most patients is smoother skin and a better-proportioned contour of the thighs.*

Loose and flabby skin in the thighs can cause quite a bit of discomfort while walking. It is also common to develop rashes, skin irritation and hygiene problems that topical creams cannot address. Some people may have difficulty finding clothes that fit comfortably.*

If you are working hard losing weight, it can be discouraging to look in the mirror and see loose, excess, flabby or dimpled skin around the thighs and buttocks. If this sounds familiar, call today to schedule your consultation with Dr Javaheri. Often times, you may even be eligible for coverage from your insurance company.*

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

How is a Thighplasty (Thighlift) performed?

Generally, a thighlift is performed under general anesthetic at a surgery center or a hospital. General anesthetic is used. There are many variations on how to perform this procedure and Dr Javaheri will discuss which techniques will yield the best possible results for you.*

For an inner thigh lift, generally an incision is made in the crease of the groin area extending down the inner thigh several inches, depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be reduced. The skin on your thigh is separated from the fat and muscle below by pulling the flap of skin upwards. Excess skin is drastically reduced and the rest of the skin is stretched back into place. The incision is stitched together and the other side is completed. This procedure takes approximately 2-4 hours, but may vary depending on the complexity of your situation.*


It is common to experience discomfort, bruising and swelling for the first few weeks which are controlled with medication. Swelling, however, can last for several weeks after surgery.*

It is critical that patients follow strict guidelines provided by Dr Javaheri. It is recommended that the patient starts light walking (as tolerated during the first 48 hours) and avoid stairs, squatting and activities that place tension on this area for the first 3-5 days. Sutures (if present) will be minimized approximately 7-10 days after surgery; however, most of the time Dr Javaheri uses dissolvable sutures. A compression garment must be worn up to 6 weeks post-surgery.*

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for a thigh lift. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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