Thigh Lift

By Dr. Agha, the creator of the Spiral Thigh Lift

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Thigh Enhancement Surgery

As an Internationally renowned Plastic Surgeon and Body Contouring Expert, Dr. Siamak Agha offers many thigh enhancement surgeries, including thigh liposuction, thigh lift, and thighplasty procedures.

Thigh lift and thighplasty are specialized body contouring procedures that not all board-certified plastic surgeons perform routinely. In fact, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, most plastic surgeons only perform 1-2 thighplasties per year.

On the other hand, Dr. Agha performs about 50 or more thighplasties per year, as well as plenty of thigh liposuctions. What he does in one year equates to what many plastic surgeons do in a lifetime.

With 18 years of experience in thigh lift surgeries, Dr. Agha has probably performed more thigh lifts than most plastic surgeons in the world. His extensive experience has allowed him to pioneer such techniques as the spiral thigh lift and anterior thigh lift. The spiral thigh lift was published in the Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss in 2010.

Dr. Agha’s aesthetic eye and more than a decade of experience matter not only in performing surgeries correctly and optimally but also in avoiding complications and ensuring healing — all essential components of every successful plastic surgery.

HIGHEST NUMBER OF BODY LIFT SURGERIES

Dr. Agha’s Practice Profile

Dr. Agha performs one of the highest numbers of body lift surgeries in the country, if not the world. Below we have included Dr. Agha’s practice profile. This table shows the number of procedures that a board certified plastic surgeon performs in a typical year compared to Dr. Agha. The data is annually gathered by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and displayed on their website. A summary version of the report is prepared for your information.

ProcedureAverage number of body procedures performed by a typical Plastic Surgeon per year (ASPS)Average Number of body procedures performed by Dr. Agha per year
Upper arm lift2.120+
Tummy tuck19.870-75
Buttock Augmentation0.860-65
Buttock Lift0.430+
Liposuction34Over 100
Lower Body Lift130+
Thigh Lift1.250+
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What are the Different Thighplasty Techniques Offered by Dr. Agha?

Your thigh has four surfaces: front, outer, inner, and back. Each surface has a corresponding thighplasty technique, and there are also thigh lifts that reduce thigh width and circumference.

Check out the different thighplasty techniques Dr. Agha uses.

Thigh Liposuction

Thigh liposuction reduces the fatty prominence of the inner thighs, saddlebags, banana rolls under the buttocks, inner knee bulges, and thigh fronts or backs. 

It can be done by itself or combined with other thighplasty procedures. Dr. Agha can also perform it on one or multiple thigh areas, or even the whole thigh.

In fact, it is not uncommon for Dr. Agha to perform large volume circumferential thigh liposuction, removing up to five liters of fat from both thighs from all the four surfaces.

Anterior Thigh Lift

Pioneered by Dr. Agha for his patients, the anterior thigh lift or thigh front lift is a procedure that has not been described in plastic surgery textbooks. 

It uses an incision over the thigh front, through which the thigh skin and fat are loosened up using a specialized instrument. The thigh front is then lifted and anchored to the pubic bone at multiple locations. 

In this manner, the thigh front can be lifted by 1-2 inches, resulting in a smoother thigh contour.

The anterior thigh lift is typically performed as part of a tummy tucklower body lift, or circumferential thigh lift.

Inner Thigh Lift

Also known as the medial thigh lift, the inner thigh lift reduces excess skin and fat in the upper portion of your inner thighs, making it the ideal procedure for people with excess inner thigh skin. 

During a medial thigh lift, Dr. Agha creates an incision at the junction of the thigh and pubic area in your groin crease. He then removes a crescent of excess upper inner thigh skin and fat.

Dr. Agha then lifts the inner thigh all the way to the groin crease at a higher position and secures it to the underlying pubic bone using multiple anchoring sutures. He then reconstructs your groin crease meticulously to prevent it from stretching your labia and flattening your vulva. 

It results in a tighter and smoother inner thigh contour and enhanced skin flow while keeping the scars undetectable under clothing.

Outer Thigh Lift

Also called lateral thigh lift, the outer thigh lift solves excess tissue and skin problems on your outer thighs and saddlebag regions. 

Since the outer or lateral thigh lift is typically performed as part of a lower body lift or combined with a buttock lift or an extended tummy tuck, its incision is essentially an extension of the incisions of these procedures.
Dr. Agha extends the front incision from the lower body lift or extended tummy tuck over the upper outer thigh. He then makes a second parallel incision at a higher position. Through these incisions, Dr. Agha excises the excess tissues of the waist and upper outer thigh. 

He then partially detaches the outer thigh skin and fat from the thigh muscles using a specialized instrument. In this manner, the outer thigh tissue is loosened up.  
The outer thigh tissue is then lifted and anchored back to the thigh muscles at a higher position using multiple anchoring sutures. He closes the incisions in three layers, just like in a tummy tuck or lower body lift.

The outer thigh lift is the most powerful of all thigh lift procedures. Dr. Agha can typically remove 8-12 inches of outer thigh and waist skin for most patients. He has even removed 18 inches in a weight loss patient. The outer thigh lift results in a smoother contour of the outer thigh skin as it flows into the concavity of the waist.

Posterior Thigh Lift

Targeting the back of the thighs, the posterior thigh lift gets rid of loose skin from the banana rolls under the buttocks. It results in a smoother and firmer backside.

Dr. Agha creates an incision in the infragluteal crease that separates the butt from the thigh back. Through this incision, a crescent segment of the upper thigh back under the buttock’s crease is excised to get rid of dimples and banana rolls. 

The thigh back skin is then partially loosened up using specialized instruments. Dr. Agha then lifts the upper thigh and anchors it to the bony prominence of the pubic bone using multiple anchoring sutures. He then closes the incision in three layers.

Spiral Thigh Lift

The spiral thigh lift is a combination of both the inner and posterior thigh lift procedures. 

Pioneered by Drs. Agha and Hurwitz, this thigh lift procedure lifts the back and the inner thigh through an incision that runs along the groin crease and infragluteal crease under the buttocks. Just as its name implies, the spiral thigh lift employs a spiral incision. 

Through this incision, Dr. Agha removes the excess tissue of the upper thigh back, then elevates the thighs to a higher position and secures it to the underlying tissue. He then reconstructs the infragluteal crease, enhancing the shape of both the buttocks and the thighs.

For the laxity on the inner thighs, Dr. Agha continues the incisions over the groin crease. He removes a crescent of upper inner thigh skin, then lifts and secures the inner thighs at a higher position. He also reconstructs the groin crease, resulting in a tighter and smoother thigh contour.

Circumferential Thigh Lift

A circumferential thigh lift is a complex procedure that should only be undertaken by plastic surgeons routinely performing thigh lift surgeries.  

It offers elevation of all the four surfaces of the thighs through an incision that starts in the infragluteal crease under the buttocks, running over the groin crease, and the over the hip towards the back.

The longer incision allows for inner, anterior, outer, and posterior thigh lifts to be performed. When done correctly, the whole thigh is lifted and anchored at a higher position.

Vertical Thighplasty

Also known as thigh reduction, the vertical thighplasty is used for treating the loose skin of the thighs in a circumferential dimension. It is especially useful for treating excess thigh skin that spans from the pubic area to the inner knee on the inner surface of the thighs. 

Through a vertical incision — hence its name of vertical thighplasty — a large ellipse of skin and tissue from the inner thighs is excised from the groin to the inner knees. Dr. Agha then closes the incisions in three layers. The resulting scar will only be seen when the inner thighs are exposed.

Often done on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, a vertical thighplasty is often combined with other body contouring surgeries such as thigh liposuction.

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