Thigh Lift


If you’ve been working out and eating healthy for toned legs and an attractive thigh gap but can’t get rid of stubborn fat, our Newport Beach thigh lift might be the best procedure for you. 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.

Woma holding thighs -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is 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.

Thigh Lift -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Thigh Lift?

Getting a Thigh Lift in Newport Beach, CA can address many issues related to age, weight loss, or pregnancy. Some of the most common benefits of the procedure include:

  • Excess and unwanted skin removal
  • Fat removal, leading to health benefits
  • Muscle tightening for better tone
  • Reduction of stretch marks
  • Reduction of chances of skin infections

Who is a Candidate

For Thigh Lift?

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.

Sitting on floor -- Blonde - Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

If you’re interested in getting a Thigh Lift in Newport Beach with Dr. Sundine, the first step is to schedule a consultation. We will discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and your expectations regarding your surgery. Before a Thigh Lift, we ask that you stop taking medications that increase bleeding. These include aspirin, specific supplements, and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. Dr. Sundine will also ask for a medical evaluation to ensure you’re a good candidate for this type of surgery. Once he has collected all of the information he needs, Dr. Sundine will create your surgical plan, and our Patient Coordinator will help you choose your procedure date.

What to Expect on the Day of Thigh Lift

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 the complexity of the procedure.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Thigh Lift


The good news with procedures like thigh lifts and arm lifts 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.

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.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Michael J. Sundine, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. is a board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon who practices out of Newport Beach, CA and was previously an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California-Irvine. Dr. Sundine is a proud member of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the AO/ASIF teaching faculty and has given national and international presentations on the treatment of facial injuries to residents in training as well as practicing surgeons. He routinely takes on the most difficult of cases and has developed a national and international referral base and a reputation of excellence.

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Dr. Sundine is an experienced Newport Beach plastic surgeon offering a range of body contouring procedures, including arm lifts, thigh lifts, and tummy tucks. 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 via our website or call us at 949-706-3100.

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