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Thigh Lift


The effects of age, gravity, loss of skin elasticity and weight fluctuations cause many people to exhibit loose skin and tissue in the upper and lower thigh. A thigh lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to tighten and improve the contour of the thighs.

Dr. Dan Shell is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of training and experience performing thigh lifts in Northern Mississippi. With thigh lift surgery, Dr. Shell can provide you with slimmer, more shapely inner and outer thighs.


Thigh lift surgery may not be ideal for everyone. You may be a potential candidate for thigh lift surgery if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are dissatisfied with the appearance of your thighs
  • You have a healthy, stable body weight
  • You have reasonable expectations for surgical outcomes

Following an examination of your health status, current medications, and cosmetic goals, Dr. Shell will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for a thigh lift.


There are numerous factors to consider before committing to any cosmetic surgery. Below is a list of frequently asked questions associated with thigh lift surgery:

  • How does a thigh lift work?

    A combination of surgical excision (surgical tissue removal) and liposuction is typically used during a thigh lift. Excision is used to remove excess or sagging skin, while liposuction specifically targets unwanted fat deposits before the skin is redraped. In most cases, incisions are made in the inner leg crease to conceal visible scarring. If you possess enough skin elasticity, Dr. Shell may suggest a liposuction-only thigh lift.

  • What happens during recovery?

    Recovery from a thigh lift may take up to six weeks. You will need to wear tape and compression garments for several weeks to reduce swelling and encourage proper healing. Dr. Shell will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, and, during your postoperative appointments, he will let you know when you are ready to resume work and other normal routines.

  • Will the results be permanent?

    The initial improvements achieved through your thigh lift procedures should be permanent. The patients who see the best long-term results from thigh lifts are those who maintain a stable body weight and commit to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Are there any risks associated with thigh lift surgery?

    Like all surgical procedures, there are inherent risks associated with thigh lift surgery. Dr. Shell will discuss these risks with you during your consultation. Potential risks may include infection, excessive scarring, nerve damage, and unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome.

  • Why should I choose Dr. Shell for a thigh lift?

    During your consultation, Dr. Shell will listen carefully to your concerns, ensuring that all treatments are customized to meet your goals. His practice uses the latest technology in a comfortable and confidential setting. Dr. Shell is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Are you interested in learning more about thigh lift surgery in Oxford, Mississippi? Dr. Dan Shell is a board certified plastic surgeon with an office in Oxford, MS. Email us or call today 662-236-6465 to set up a consultation.

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