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Thigh Lift in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Our procedures can help reduce and tighten loose skin, reduce cellulite or unwanted dimpling, excess fat, and more, from different parts of the body. Particularly stubborn areas, such as the thighs, can be easily contoured and improved with a thigh lift. Our customized plastic surgery solutions are intended to help patients look better and feel more confident.

At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified Grand Rapids plastic surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso, patients can rejuvenate and refresh their appearance through cosmetic surgery procedures and body contouring.

Having a curvaceous and contoured body is an attractive trait for many. Diet and exercise are often recommended for those looking to improve body shape or size, but it may not achieve the desired results for everyone. Cosmetic body contouring procedures can help to carefully target your unique problem areas to help balance your appearance and deliver a more trimmed physique.

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Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that focuses on the fat, tissue, and extra skin on the thighs.

These are a notably tough area to target and tone and many of our Grand Rapids thigh lift patients find that excessive, loose skin and cellulite are common side effects of aging and weight fluctuations. A thigh lift can help to improve the appearance of loose skin and reduce excess fat in the thighs. Medically known as a thighplasty, this procedure can tighten your thighs and improve the over contour of your legs and lower body.

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Thigh LiftBenefits

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The immediate goal of a thigh lift is to tighten and lift any loose skin on the thighs, improving the contours of your legs and delivering a smoother, more youthful result.

The benefits of a thigh lift go well beyond that, offering patients a newfound sense of sensuality and confidence when they look in the mirror. For many, it can help them feel more confident and sexy when wearing fitted clothing or bathing suits. A thigh lift can help to make your legs seem thinner and more toned by reshaping the upper leg.

Can a Thigh Lift Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Absolutely, many of our body contouring procedures complement each other and can help to give patients more balanced results.

Thighplasty techniques are often incorporated in a full-body lift or lower body lift are very common. It’s completely normal to experience changes, often due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes. Even loss of collagen and elastin can make the skin loose and hang away from the body. A thigh lift can be combined with other procedures to target the buttocks, stomach, and legs to see a more shapely figure.

Ideal Candidates

Thigh Lift Candidates

Cosmetic surgery may not be for everyone. It is important to schedule a consultation at a facility led by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Alfonso to help discover whether a thigh lift or body contouring surgery is right for you.

Ideal candidates include men and women in good general health who are stable body weight and have realistic expectations. If you are unhappy with the current size or appearance of your thighs, a thigh lift might be the solution.

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What Results Can I Expectfrom a Thigh Lift

The thigh lift procedure should always be performed by a cosmetic plastic surgeon with experience in body contouring and this particular procedure. To achieve smoother, more shapely thighs, your surgeon will create a carefully placed incision around the groin, following the natural contours of the body.

This will help to reduce visible scarring. The incision can be inside or outside the leg. This will vary depending on each patient’s unique needs. During your thigh lift Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso will trim away excess skin, and use techniques like liposuction to reduce fat in the area. The remaining tissue is pulled taut to reduce any wrinkles, cellulite, or unwanted folds. Once the surgery is complete, patients will be bandaged and given care instructions for self-care. Recovery time will vary based on the incision placement and healing times. Our Grand Rapids thigh lift patients will have to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activity, and other intense movements for around six weeks. A compression garment will be worn for the first three to four weeks. Most of the swelling and inflammation should be gone within two to three months after surgery.

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How Much Does a Thigh Lift Cost?

At our practice in Grand Rapids thigh lifts costs will vary from patient to patient. The approach, incision placement, extent of treatment, and additional techniques or treatments can contribute to the final cost of a thigh lift. Our facility serves patients in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Call us today to learn more about our services and scheduling a consultation.

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Arrange a thigh lift consultation with Dr. David Alfonso. Contact the Bengtson Center today by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (616)588-8880

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.