Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift in Raleigh North Carolina

Toned + Tightened Thighs

The thighs are always a troubling area for most individuals. No one seems to feel satisfied or confident with their upper legs due to a variety of reasons, such as cellulite, aged skin, and stubborn unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. For most individuals health isn’t an issue, they just want to improve the appearance of their legs and eliminate cellulite, fat cells, and excess skin. A thigh lift in Raleigh NC is exactly the procedure for you.

Firm Your
Upper Legs

Patients report that cellulite and extra skin surrounding the thighs make them feel heavier and older. When in most cases, they are far from that. We believe each individual deserves to feel confident in their own skin. A thigh lift is something that can do that for our patients. Your thighs will be tightened and toned, allowing you to put the skirt and dress on with confidence.

About Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift Treats:

Sagging skin
Excess skin


2-3 hours on average


After a thigh lift, you may experience natural swelling and bruising. Since the thighs are such prevalent parts of the body, they need rest and relaxation. The full healing process isn’t fully finalized until around seven to twelve months.

Slight bruising & swelling
2-3 weeks for normal activities
6 weeks for full physical activity
7-12 months for full recovery

Treatment Options

During the consultation, Dr. Hughes will determine the best method based on the patient’s needs and goals. Thigh lift surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with liposuction surgery for even better results.



A medial thigh lift begins with an incision upon the upper, inner thigh and groin. This procedure removes excess skin and fat while tightening the upper thigh. Sometimes only a horizontal wedge of skin is removed and the scar can be hidden at the junction of the thigh and the pubic area.


For more extreme cases of loose skin, especially around the knee, a vertical thigh lift is the better option. The technique has the ability to correct more surface area as it covers beyond the upper inner thigh to areas surrounding the knee.


Liposuction may be added to your treatment to remove any excess fat under the skin. With liposuction, thighs become more contoured for positive results.

Will my scars be noticeable?

 After a thigh lift, you will notice a few scars, but Dr. Hughes does an expert job in concealing scars within non-conspicuous areas. They won’t be shown in plain sight.

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Schedule your Thigh Lift consultation appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Duncan Hughes today or complete a virtual consultation to learn about your options.

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Dr. Hughes
Dr. Duncan Hughes Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hughes is a double board-certified surgeon in both general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his plastics and reconstructive surgery training at Duke University, where he trained alongside the country’s leading plastics and reconstructive surgeons.

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