A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you.
Patients are more prone to this condition after significant weight loss. The procedure may also be indicated if your thigh appearance improves dramatically when you lift the lax skin.
If you are self-conscious about your lower body appearance you may also want to look into this procedure. The procedure is intended to produce tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin with improved contours. It is also intended to decrease irregularities in skin surface.
Reasons for Considering a Thigh Lift:
- Loss of skin elasticity of the thigh, hip, or buttock areas
- Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss
- Correct thighs that are flabby and/or dimpled in appearance
The Thigh Lift Procedure
Lifting the inner thighs requires incisions extending from the front of the thigh/groin crease to the buttock crease. The buttocks can be lifted with upper or lower incisions. Finally, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into the new configuration. The entire procedure can last from three to seven hours. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a thigh lift. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will show you what specific procedures are available to solve your particular problem.
Schedule a Thigh Lift Consultation
Thigh lift can significantly improve the appearance of your lower body by removing excess fat and toning the thighs. Patients who undergo this procedure may also consider abdominoplasty and arm lift surgery for a total body rejuvenation. If you are considering cosmetic enhancement, schedule a private consultation at Coastal Plastic Surgery Institute by calling 850-233-7674.
NOTE: If you are a smoker, it is recommended that you stop smoking well in advance of the surgery. Smoking can affect your ability to heal. Certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding such as Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and some vitamins/homeopathic regimens should be discontinued prior to any elective surgery.