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The Top Benefits of A Thigh Lift

Summer brings warmer weather and time spent outside with friends and family. If you’re self-conscious about how your inner and outer 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 surgical procedure that offers a long-term solution to excess skin and fat in the thighs, and it can boost your confidence by offering smoother skin, smoother thighs, and improved body image. Here’s what to know about it and how you can benefit:


Weight loss, pregnancy, aging, and other factors can lead to excess skin or dimpled skin around the thighs. Our bodies change over time. As we age, we produce less collagen which increases the likelihood of developing sagging skin. Diet and exercise don’t always give the controlled results that surgical technique offers when it comes to being rid of excess fat and skin. Getting a thigh lift can help by removing this excess skin permanently for a smoother, firmer, and more defined final appearance of the thighs.


Thigh lifts are focused on removing excess skin, but fat cells 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. Thigh lift patients could be a good candidate for liposuction if their general health is approved after a physical examination with their plastic surgeon.


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. There are different types of thigh lifts that target specific areas– the outer thigh lift, inner thigh lift, thigh reduction, or medial thigh lift. 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 the 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.

Schedule An Appointment

If you live in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri area and would like to learn more about the thigh lift, contact the team at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery Med Spa today to schedule your consultation.

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