Leg lift in Montgomery, AL

With age or weight loss often comes the appearance of loose skin on the thighs that sags, which can cause men and women to feel the urge to cover up their legs. A thigh or leg lift is a surgical procedure designed to address this problem by reducing the excess skin and fat that causes the unattractive appearance, helping to achieve smoother, tighter, more attractive thighs.

What does a leg lift treat?

  • Sagging skin
  • Crepey/dimpled skin
  • Cellulite
  • Wrinkled skin
  • “Saddlebags”

What causes sagging skin on the thighs?

Every individual will have a different reason for developing sagging skin in the thigh area. Most often it comes with age or weight loss, but it can also occur with pregnancy or even as the result of a different surgical procedure.

Key benefits of a thigh lift

  • More attractive appearance to the thighs
  • Improved comfort, especially during exercise
  • In many cases, improve hygiene 
  • Decreased skin irritation and rashes caused by chafing
  • Boosted confidence

Thigh lift surgical details

Dr. John Bauer, board-certified body plastic surgeon at Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, performs the leg lift procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. 
There are different techniques for a thigh lift, and the ideal method for your needs will be chosen based on your skin, the severity of your case, and your personal aesthetic goals. In some cases, a combination of these techniques may be used.

Vertical thigh lift 

  • Improves the inner thigh and knee area 
  • Incision is made in the crease of the groin and goes along the inside of the thigh

Outer/lateral thigh lift 

  • Improves the upper area of the outer thighs 
  • Incision reaches around the waist

Medial/inner thigh lift 

  • Removes excessive skin at the upper inner thigh and tightens the tissue
  • Incision is made in the crease of the groin and reaches to the crease of the buttocks


Two weeks of recovery is normal with a thigh lift surgery, and you may need to wear a compression garment for up to one week. As with any surgery, there will be some swelling, soreness, and bruising. During your consultation, any questions or concerns you have about the recovery process can be answered in detail.


Your results will become more and more visible as the skin tightens over the following weeks after surgery. Final results from a thigh lift are typically apparent at around six months post-surgery.

Candidates for thigh lift surgery

If you’re in the Montgomery, AL area and you’re considering a leg lift, it may be exactly right for you. Those who make the best candidates for a leg lift are those who:

  • Are unhappy with the sagging or crepey skin on their thighs
  • Are near their goal weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Are in general good health
  • Have realistic expectations for what a leg lift can accomplish

Why choose ALPRS for a leg lift?

At Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we provide extraordinary care and service from every touchpoint — before, during, and after surgery — in order to deliver results that are natural-looking and durable. We take the time to fully inform you of what your procedure will entail, answering your every question and concern. It’s of the utmost importance to us to form long-lasting, trusting relationships with our patients in order to achieve the best outcome. If you’re in the Montgomery, AL area and are interested in learning more about our leg lift procedure, we invite you to reach out to us today.

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