A Thigh Lift Reduces Sagging Skin on the Thighs
Having a well-toned figure is a key component to achieving an aesthetically pleasing body. Most people prefer to dedicate their time to toning the specific areas that are the most eye catching. This includes areas such as the face, breasts, abdomen, and arms. Even though those areas are vital to achieving the look you desire, the thighs are often times forgotten in the process.
Having sagging skin and excess fat on the thighs are signs of aging and can decrease the overall aesthetics of the body. To counter this, a surgical procedure called thighplasty, also known as a thigh lift, can be used to reduce the excess fat and skin from the thighs to provide a well-toned and natural look.
What is a Thighplasty?
The thighplasty, also known as a thigh lift, is a surgical procedure that tightens and improves the appearance of the front and rear portion of the thighs. It is usually done to patients whose thighs lack optimal skin elasticity, resulting in a flabby and aged appearance.
During the procedure, he skin is lifted and the excess fat will be removed from the thighs, giving you a well-contoured and more natural look. You’ll look more youthful youthful and your thighs will be more defined. The procedure is usually performed on those who have had gastro bypass surgery in the past and have lost a great deal of weight.
How is a Thigh Lift Done?
During the procedure, your surgeon will make an incision on the upper leg region. The incision will be strategically placed below the bikini line to remain hidden. The length of the incision will depend on the amount of excess tissue to be removed. Through this incision, your surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat.
Once the necessary tissue is removed, the remaining skin is pulled tightly to create a smooth appearance. Your surgeon will then place drains as the incision site to empty out any excess fluids and promote faster healing.
Thigh lifts are performed on an outpatient or overnight basis using general anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately two hours to complete and may require you to take one to two weeks off of work.
The Different Thigh Lift Techniques
There are different thigh lift techniques available to patients with diverse needs. These techniques are:
• Inner Thigh Lift – The inner thigh lift focuses on the inner thighs, below the groin.
• Bilateral Thigh Lift – The bilateral thigh lift procedure involves two incisions, one made on the front and the other on the rear side of the thigh to tighten the skin along the front and sides of the legs.
• Medial Thigh Lift – The medial thigh lift procedure is done on the upper part of the inner thigh, with an incision going from the groin to the crease of the buttock.
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Before undergoing any of these surgical techniques, you will need to schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon who will analyze your needs and help you reach your goals. Contact the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation with a surgeon who will provide the exceptional care and service you desire.