Thigh Lift

Achieving a beautiful leg contour, where skin is firm and unappealing bulges are smoothed, is what helps patients feel confident wearing shorts, dresses, and swimsuits in warm weather. However, this can be a challenge for patients with loose skin after weight loss or from the natural aging process. With a thigh lift in Milwaukee or Madison from Dr. Maida Parkins, you can enjoy new body contours that match your expectations and help you feel your absolute best. If you’ve made the effort to achieve an ideal weight but still aren’t seeing the shape you want because of loose skin, visit Parkins Plastic Surgery.

Contact our office today to learn more about your thighplasty options and what treatment can do for you!

Patients Reviews

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Amazing. I never doubted that I had an experienced doctor. I loved everyone. Recovery was exactly like she said. I have never regretted the decision for one minute. I went from a fake 36C to a “real” 36DD. Over muscle. Everyone says they don’t even look fake. They feel awesome. I would do anything with Dr. Parkins.

- 5 Star from Beginning
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My experience with Dr. Parkins and her staff could not have been better! Not only were my results better than I could have ever imagined, the staff was AMAZING!!! I would recommend them to anyone looking to have these services done. Such a fantastic experience from start to finish and even now, months after!

- Fantastic Experience!
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Dr Parkins and her whole staff were amazing. From day one they make you feel comfortable and confident in yourself they really listen to you. They make you feel like you are thier only patient and they really really pay attention to your concerns. I will and have recommended her to other people she is all the staff is really great.


- Best choice ever
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Dr. Parkins and her staff are amazing. From the begin of my journey to the end all of my questions were answered. The surgery and procedure went great with no complications. I followed the Doctor’s orders, the pain was minimum and the results are far more then my expectations. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever be wearing a bikini again and I did this past summer. I would highly recommend Dr. Parkins and her office for any procedures. I will definitely be seeing her again in the future.


- Wonderful Results and Awesome Experience
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I enjoyed every part of my surgery experience. The staff was friendly, Dr. Parkins was very professional and she made sure I was satisfied with my decision. I had help at very point along the way and I would definitely go back to Dr. Parkins in the future.


- Everything I Was Looking For.
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Professional, compassionate and dedicated care in and out of the operation room. Excellent results and amazing pre/post operations treatment. Will recommend to everyone whom will like to improve their looks and get a huge self-esteem booster.


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Your Thigh Lift Consultation in Milwaukee with Dr. Parkins

Our board-certified plastic surgeon begins your treatment plan with a personal consultation at her office. During this visit, she can evaluate the tone and laxity of skin and determine which procedures are necessary to help you achieve your desired results. In this meeting, Dr. Parkins can decide whether liposuction may also be necessary to sculpt and contour the thighs.

Dr. Parkins offers a female perspective on plastic surgery and understands patients’ frustrations with their body shape. Our goal is to help you feel confident and transformed; this is at the core our team’s passion for plastic surgery and excellent aesthetic care. If you have questions or concerns about thigh lift, Dr. Parkins encourages you to bring these up during your consultation so we can help you feel great about your choice for care.


Dr. Maida Parkins

Dr. Parkins is committed to providing a unique plastic surgery experience, where patients become friends and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. Dr. Parkins is compassionate and caring in her approach to patient service; she offers a female perspective to help make sure patients feel listened to under her care. Together, she and her staff offer a welcoming environment for patients beginning their aesthetic journey.

When you visit our Lake Country plastic surgery office, you are treated to individualized attention and treatment planning. This ensures you love your results and can enjoy all the benefits of truly customized plastic surgery. Dr. Parkins and her team take great pride in transforming patients’ confidence and wellbeing through aesthetic medicine.

What to Expect During Thighplasty

Thighplasty treatment is provided under general anesthesia, so patients are completely comfortable during their procedure. Dr. Parkins will complete your procedure right at our out-patient surgical facility; hospital visits and overnight stays are not necessary for your body contouring procedure.

Your treatment begins with an incision placed either hidden in the groin crease or placed along the inner thigh, starting at the knee and ending at the groin. This is called a medial thigh lift and is one of the most commonly used techniques to excise loose skin from the upper legs. In cases where patients are experiencing significant skin laxity, the incision may also extend to the back of the body, tracing the natural butt crease. This is necessary to ensure your new leg shape is smooth and skin looks taut. Treatment helps to smooth the inner thigh contour and reduce the loose skin that chafes patients during everyday movement.

Liposuction can also be added to your procedure to help reduce pockets of fat and sculpt the curve of the thigh. Dr. Parkins is highly experienced in liposuction techniques in combination with body lift procedures. This can be particularly helpful for patients who have stubborn fat deposits that occurred with weight loss and general aging.

Depending on the extent of treatment and whether liposuction is to be added to your procedure, the surgery may last several hours. You will recover from anesthesia in our comfortable office and can be taken home by a loved one or caregiver afterwards.  A compression garment will be placed to help with the healing process.

What is Recovery Like Following a Thigh Lift?

Patients find their thigh lift recovery to be easily tolerated; surgical procedures that involve only the removal of loose skin, as opposed to the repositioning of musculature, have a more comfortable recovery process. You will be asked to rest for the first few days and take medication as recommended by Dr. Parkins.

As tissue heals from treatment, patients will notice the development of bruising and swelling. This is common and is not cause for concern. Swelling resolves slowly over the course of recovery, but patients will immediately notice legs look slimmer and skin is significantly firmer to the touch. Dr. Parkins provides thorough instructions for how to ease back into physical activity and when normal routines can be resumed. Patients typically take one week off from work possibly more, depending on how physically demanding their jobs may be.

Learn more about how excess skin removal for the thighs can help you meet your body goals. Schedule your consultation for thighplasty in Milwaukee or Madison by calling Parkins Plastic Surgery.


(262) 269-1050

Parkins Plastic Surgery
685 Valley Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Frequently Asked Questions about Thighplasty

Will I Have a Visible Scar?

Successful removal of excess skin requires surgery, which will produce scars. Incisions are typically placed along the groin crease or the inner thigh and heal well with proper at-home care after treatment. Patients who choose thighplasty are so happy with their new appearance that they do not mind the appearance of faint scarring after the healing process is complete. Scars will not be immediately visible to others and will fade with time.

Does Treatment Reduce Cellulite?

Cellulite is an aesthetic issue separate from excess skin and stubborn fat. While increased fat deposits on the legs can make cellulite worse, it’s a myth that patients who are thin or who have little body fat do not have cellulite. Tight bands of tissue below the skin pull downwards and create the appearance of dimpling, which is the actual case of cellulite. While liposuction and leg contouring can minimize the appearance of cellulite, a thigh lift is not considered a treatment for this issue only. If you are concerned about cellulite, talk to Dr. Parkins about what you can expect, and which treatments are available to help you meet your goals.

Do I Need Liposuction as Well?

Liposuction may be necessary if fat persists in the treatment area and has not depleted with overall weight loss efforts. Surgical fat removal is effective at slimming areas of the body that commonly store exercise-resistant fat, such as the inner and outer thighs. Dr. Parkins can use liposuction techniques to reduce bulges at the hips and thighs to create the appealing curves you’re looking for.

It’s important to note that liposuction without a thigh lift may create excess skin. Be sure to ask Dr. Parkins during your consultation what your treatment plan will look like and how she can meet your expectations.

Can I Have a Mini Thigh Lift?

Many patients seek beautiful results with minimally invasive surgical procedures and a shorter recovery. While limited-incision surgery may be able to create the intended effect for some, it’s important to note that minimal procedures are only effective when your concerns are mild. Patients with a significant amount of loose skin after dramatic weight loss can only dependably achieve the results they’re looking for with the traditional thigh lift process.

In some cases, patients may have a crescent thigh lift, a method of treatment where the incision is limited to a moon-shaped section of tissue where the thigh meets the groin. This is effective for patients with mild-to-moderate skin laxity.