Thigh Lift Costs

A thigh lift is a procedure primarily sought by people who have lost a large amount of weight in their thighs. No amount of exercise will tone the skin after massive weight loss, and for some, surgery is the only option to improve the contour of their thighs. The surgery consists of the excision of skin and sometimes excess fat around the inner or outer thighs.

At Dr. Vincent Marin’s practice in San Diego, thigh lift surgery can cost anywhere between $6,500 and $13,000, depending on the patient’s needs. Variances in cost depend on the amount of skin and fat being excised and how long the patient is under anesthesia. If other procedures are being done at the same time, the price of the total surgical plan will increase to accommodate for the additional procedures. The need for pre-operative blood work, facility fees, and anesthesiologist fees can also affect the total cost of treatment.

Using Care Credit to Finance a Thigh Lift

Patients may feel intimidated by the total cost of a medical treatment that is not covered by insurance, like a thigh lift. However, there are payment options available to ensure feasibility. Payment plans make it possible to pay for treatment at a rate that suits the patient’s individual circumstances.

CareCredit is a medical financing service that allows patients to pay off their procedures in installments over the course of six, 12, 18, or 24 months. They offer specials in which no interest is accrued if the patient pays off his or her surgery in the number of months that are allotted; typically the no- and low-interest plans are reserved for shorter-term payment plans.

For example, if your thigh lift costs $6,500 and you are approved for a 24-month loan, your payments could be as little as $250 a month, if no interest is applied.

If you are leery of long term contracts, a shorter term financing option could work, and you could pay off the same surgery at $1000 a month.

You can get approval within minutes via the CareCredit website.

If for whatever reason, you do not want to use CareCredit, you will need to set up a budget in order to save for your surgery and pay the lump sum, or put the surgery on one of your own credit cards. Your surgeon can give you an accurate price quote at your initial consultation.


deal thigh lift candidates are of stable weight, have quit smoking tobacco for at least several weeks, and have realistic goals for what can be achieved with a thigh lift.

There is a certain amount of scarring with a thigh lift, though clothing usually conceals the scars.

Patients should avoid alcohol and NSAIDs in the weeks leading up to surgery.

This procedure requires general anesthesia. Patients will need someone to drive them to and from surgery.

Initial recovery time for a thigh lift is usually around two to three weeks, after which light activity is acceptable; full recovery time is about eight weeks. During recovery, patients should refrain from smoking, avoid sun exposure, and be sure to maintain a healthy, low-salt diet to reduce swelling and potential weight gain.

Contact Marin Aesthetics today to find out if you are a good candidate for thigh lift.

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