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If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your thighs, Dr. Craft can help. A thigh lift in Phoenix has the ability to lift and shape your thighs, giving them a more attractive look and making them proportional with the rest of your body. 

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is the best technique to contour the thighs if liposuction alone cannot improve their appearance, and is often performed with liposuction to achieve optimal results. A thigh lift addresses issues such as loose skin or cellulite on the thighs that can come with pregnancy, a previous procedure, weight loss, or aging. The quality of your skin and your specific areas of concern will determine whether or not a thigh lift is the right treatment for you.

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What can a thigh lift treat?

A thigh lift in Phoenix is beneficial for those whose thighs have:

  • Wrinkles
  • Cellulite 
  • Crepey skin
  • Dimpled skin
  • Saddlebags 
  • Loose, sagging skin

Thigh lift techniques 

Medial/Inner thigh lift

A medial thigh lift removes and tightens moderately excessive skin at the top of the inner thigh. The incision is made in the natural crease of the groin and goes to the crease of the buttocks. 

Vertical thigh lift

A vertical thigh lift is the most common lifting procedure for the inner thighs and knee area. Effective for moderate to severe excess skin that extends all the way around the thigh, the vertical thigh lift incision goes along the natural crease of the groin and along the inside of the thigh. 

Outer/Lateral thigh lift

With an outer thigh lift, the incision is made along the waistline and goes all the way around. This technique is effective for the higher area of the outer thighs near the hips, where the skin can often appear lax and crinkled.

Thigh lift candidates

If you’re considering undergoing a thigh lift in Phoenix, you may be a great candidate. During your consultation with Dr. Craft, he will go over your medical history, areas of concern, and personal aesthetic goals to determine if you’re an appropriate candidate for this procedure. The ideal thigh lift candidate:

  • Is unhappy with the appearance of their thighs
  • Is realistic in their expectation for the procedure 
  • Is at, or near to, their ideal weight
  • Is in good health 
  • Has control over any medical issues
  • Has a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or less
  • Does not smoke 

Thigh lift surgical details

The type of anesthesia and incisions that will be used will depend on the level of treatment to be done and the technique of thigh lift you’ll be getting.


Patients often experience tenderness, bruising, and swelling after a thigh lift procedure. You should expect to take about two weeks off from work or school, and six weeks off of exercise and more strenuous activities. 

You will be given a compression garment to wear during your recovery to help with swelling and healing. We will also provide you with home care instructions to help with your recovery period.

You will be able to see the benefits of your thigh lift in Phoenix fairly soon after treatment; however, final results are usually apparent after a few months.

Dr. Craft

Why choose CraftMD?

If you’re looking for an experienced and skilled surgeon to perform your Phoenix thigh lift, Dr. Randall O. Craft is who you’re looking for. Dr. Craft is a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon who provides patient-centric, compassionate care with a heavy emphasis on safety. He combines his distinctive training with a sense of artistry that achieves amazing results for his patients. To schedule a consultation, please call CraftMD at or contact us online. 

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