The thighs tend to be can area of the body that are often overlooked but one that can greatly benefit from plastic surgery. The thighs can be affected by both redundant skin and an over-accumulation of fatty deposits. There are many reasons why the thighs undergo these changes. The thighs are one area of the body that is particularly prone to fat build-up and deterioration in skin quality. During the aging process, the skin loses elasticity, retaining ligaments stretch, and gravity takes its toll. Thigh skin is especially prone to these changes as it is naturally thinner than skin found elsewhere in the body. Weight gain also plays a role in this process, as the added skin tension further stretches and thins the skin. The problem can become quite noticeable with significant weight loss. Sun exposure and cigarette smoking can also be major contributions to the problem. A thigh lift, liposuction, or both, could be just the answer.
Are you a candidate for a thigh lift?
Candidates are those who have undergone dramatic weight loss or experience excessive skin of the inner or outer thighs. Some individuals experience chronic rashes due to rubbing of the excess skin and make a valid candidate. You could be experiencing difficulty with clothes fitting properly. You also could be a candidate if you have undergone gastric bypass surgery.
For men and women who are looking to firm and tighten their thighs, a thigh lift, liposuction, or a combination, can be a wonderful opportunity to achieve their goals. You will feel more comfortable wearing various types of clothing including bathing suits and shorts. Most importantly, you will have the chance to enhance your self-image and self-assurance.
Surgery: A thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. The redundant skin from either the inner or outer thighs or both is removed by placing incisions in the natural groin creases. This helps to camouflage future scars. The incision may extend partially or fully around the circumference of the thigh depending on the individual’s needs. Like most plastic surgery, a thigh lift is generally considered to be a safe procedure, but there are risks. The risks include bleeding, infection, skin injury, and the risk of anesthesia. Additionally, abstaining from all tobacco products, especially cigarettes and cigars, as well as nicotine products for at least one month before and for at least one month after surgery, can reduce the risks. Great efforts will be taken to prevent and reduce the risks.
Recovery: Patients are asked to avoid all exercise, lifting, and heavy physical activity for up to two months after the procedure.