Introduction to Thigh Lift

Dr. Sundine is a respected body sculpting surgeon in Newport Beach who uses the most advanced surgical techniques to give you thighs that are tight, attractive, and toned. He and his staff will address all of your aesthetic concerns and work with you closely to deliver the outcome you desire. For more information on thigh lift surgery, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact us today!

Thigh Lift procedure

What is a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift surgery will remove excess fat and skin that you may have, giving you the nicely sculpted thighs you have always desired.

The thighs are one of the primary locations where fat and cellulite accumulate. Dieting and exercise may help you reverse some of this, but it will not eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and stretched skin.

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Who Is a Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is a suitable body sculpting treatment for individuals who are unhappy with the shape and size of their thighs. It is usually performed on post-bariatric surgery patients who wish to eliminate excess skin left over after massive weight loss. Individuals considering the surgery must be in good general health and close to their ideal weight. Dr. Sundine will carefully review your candidacy for the procedure during a one-on-one consultation.

Recovering from Thigh Lift Surgery

The good news with procedures like thigh lift and arm lift is that the results are visible right away. After the surgery, you will experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for a few days. These are minimized with pain medication, bandages, and proper at-home aftercare. The swelling generally subsides over a period of three to five weeks. Gauze is used to cover the incisions to keep them safe and dry. Full recovery is achieved within six weeks of surgery. During this period, Dr. Sundine will be at your disposal at all times to answer your questions and guide you through the healing process.

What to Expect the Day of Surgery

When performing thigh lift surgery, Dr. Sundine focuses on removing any excess fat and sagging skin. The thigh lift surgery technique and incision location that he chooses to use will depend on which part of the thigh needs to be reshaped.

  • An inner thigh lift involves incisions in the groin fold.
  • A vertical thigh lift involves an incision that starts at the groin crease and extends down to the knee.
  • Outer thigh lift requires an incision that starts at the groin and extends around the hip to correct sagging of the outer and mid-thigh.

During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin and tissue are lifted and sutured in place. The surgery may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat.

The surgery is performed at an accredited outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. In some cases, several surgery techniques are combined for the best results. The length of surgery greatly depends on your treatment plan, and on the complexity of the procedure.

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How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost in Newport Beach?

The cost of a Newport Beach thigh lift can vary on a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will be able to give you his expert recommendations, answer questions, and provide all associated costs. We do offer financing options, to make the payment process easier for our patients.

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Dr. Sundine is an experienced Newport Beach plastic surgeon offering a range of body contouring procedures, including arm lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck. Over the years he has also earned a reputation as a top facial plastic surgeon, treating eyelid lift, nose surgery, and facelift Newport beach patients. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation for a thigh lift, contact us today!

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgery

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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    I was referred to Dr Sundine by the Pelican Hill Resort while I was a guest there and I suffered serious facial injuries from a mountain biking incident. Dr Sundine and his staff were concerned and caring and extremely qualified. the work performed by Dr Sundine on my face is simpl astounding. I was so impressed with the quality of care and results I received that I have had additional voluntary facila work performed by Dr Sundine. My wife and some friends have also become patients of Dr Sundine's with the same results. It is a difficult decision to entrust someone to repair and maintain one's appearance. I trust Dr Sundine.
    - MJ

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
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