Summer brings warmer weather and time spent outside with friends and family. If you’re self-conscious about how your thighs look, it can be difficult to stay cool while covering up – and it may even be tempting to avoid outings altogether. The thigh lift is a long-term solution to stubborn fat and excess skin in the thighs, and it can boost your confidence in wearing your favorite summer outfits. Here’s what to know about it and how you can benefit.
Excess Skin Removal
Weight loss, pregnancy, aging, and other factors can lead to excess skin around the thighs. Our bodies change over time. As we age, we produce less collagen which increases the likelihood of developing saggy skin. Diet and exercise don’t always give the results we want when it comes to being rid of excess skin and fat. Getting a thigh lift can help by removing this excess skin permanently for a smoother, firmer, and more defined shape to the thighs.
Thigh lifts are focused on removing excess skin, but fat can also be removed during surgery via liposuction. The addition of liposuction can give a much more defined and smooth contour to the legs if exercise and diet don’t produce the results you want.
Muscles can become stretched and less defined over time. During the course of a thigh lift procedure, the muscles can be tightened to improve the look and function of the legs. In some cases, it’s actually the underlying musculature rather than the skin that makes thighs look saggy. If that is the case, endoscopic surgery is an option. Knowing your surgical options beforehand is integral to getting the best results possible from your procedure.
Reduce Stretch Marks
People who have experienced weight fluctuation commonly have some stretch marks on their thighs and buttocks. Since thigh lift surgery removes excess skin, some of the stretch marks can be removed in the course of surgery. The skin will look smoother and tighter afterward. If there are areas of the skin that have exceptionally deep stretch marks, some patients will also opt for skin resurfacing to complete their transformation.
Reduce Risk Of Skin Infection
While cosmetic surgeries are often seen as unnecessary, removing excess skin via a thigh lift can sometimes improve your health. In cases of massive weight loss, sweat and moisture can build up under leftover hanging skin. This can lead to the growth of bacteria or fungi that can cause recurrent and often painful skin infections. Removing this skin can improve your health and also boost your confidence after weight loss. Be sure to visit our online gallery to see thigh lift results of previous patients of our practice.