Losing weight may do wonders for your health and self-esteem, but major weight loss sometimes leaves behind sagging skin that can give your thighs irregular contours. A thigh lift is a procedure that can remove excess skin from your legs, making them appear tighter and smoother. Sometimes combined with liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat, thigh lift surgery can give you sleek, even, and defined thigh contours to help you retain a youthful and attractive body shape.
The Benefits of a Thigh Lift
- Smoother, tighter skin
- Well-defined thigh contours
- Improved self-confidence
- Natural-looking results
Achieved With Thigh Lift Surgery
After major weight loss, excess skin from the upper thighs can hang loosely down over the outer thighs. This sagging skin gives the outer thighs an irregular texture and shape, and you may feel compelled to hide your thighs with select clothing styles. A thigh lift can remove excess skin from this area and give the outer thighs a smoother and more natural feel and appearance that you can feel free to reveal as much as you desire.
Since the thighs are a common area of fat deposit, the loss of fat through moderate or major weight loss can leave folds of excess skin on the inner thighs. A thigh lift can tighten the inner thighs to improve their contours and smooth the skin. Depending on your body shape, thigh lift surgery may even be able to help you recapture or create a thigh gap.
Significant weight loss can leave a permanent mark on the appearance of the thighs. Stubborn fat deposits and loose, stretched skin can make them appear lumpy, irregular, and poorly toned. A thigh lift can remove excess skin and integrate liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat from the upper legs. The result of this surgery is leaner, toned legs that will better highlight your weight loss and flatter your figure.
Thigh Lift Procedure
Thigh lift surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Depending on the areas of focus for the procedure, the incisions are placed either in the creases of the groin area or hidden beneath the bikini lines. If there is a lot of excess skin circumferentially, then a vertical scar may be needed to remove redundant skin along the inner thighs. Through the incisions, Dr. Chin trims away excess skin and tissue. When appropriate, he also performs liposuction to suction excess fat from the thighs before removing any skin. Once the desired amount of tissue has been excised, Dr. Chin repositions and tightens the skin of the thighs, stitching them into place to improve their tone, contour, and smoothness.