Many people who have lost an excessive amount of weight tend to have excess skin in the thigh area as a result. Others are just unhappy with the shape and looks of their thighs. That is where thigh lift surgery comes into play. This procedure has the ability to remove excess skin and fat from the thigh area to make you more confident in your own body.
What is Thigh Lift Surgery?
This procedure is done in order to remove any excess skin and/or fat located around the thigh area. Most often, the cause of excess skin in this area is due to massive weight loss.
What are the Benefits of Thigh Lift Surgery?
Benefits of thigh lift surgery include:
- More clothing options for those who have a hard time finding clothes to fit their legs
- A decrease in skin irritation caused by chafing
- Long-lasting results if patients maintain a healthy lifestyle
- More comfortable in daily life
- Easier time while exercising
- Better and easier personal hygiene
- Increase in self-esteem and confidence
- Makes patients look younger and healthier
What are the Different Thigh Lift Techniques?
There are several different varieties of thigh lift surgery. The type of technique is decided by the size and shape of the area, among other factors.
Inner Thigh Lift
This technique is exactly as the name implies, on the inner thigh. It is used to get rid of excess fat in the inner thigh area that patients are unable to get rid of through dieting and exercising. It can also help tighten the skin in the inner thigh area where the skin elasticity has been reduced due to aging.
Bilateral Thigh Lift
This technique is used to remove larger amounts of skin than some of the other techniques. A bilateral thigh lift is usually recommended for those who have excess skin due to a massive amount of weight loss.
Medial Thigh Lift
This technique is also good for those looking to get rid of excess fat in the thighs due to weight loss, or just for those who are unhappy with the way their skin looks in their thigh area.
In certain cases, a patient can choose to combine some of these techniques for optimal results. Factors that play a role in whether a combination of techniques is possible for certain patients include:
- Quality of skin
- Areas requiring the procedures
- How much skin and fat need to be removed
- Patient preferences
- Doctor expertise
Contact Us Today
Speak with the experts at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie, LA to get all the facts about this helpful procedure. We will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have regarding thigh lifts. Contact us today to book your consultation in New Orleans, LA!