Thigh Lift Surgery
Sep 22, 2012 @ 09:13 AM — by Dina Eliopoulos
You run, you use the stair master, you do lunges, and you work hard to stay in shape, but sometimes the thighs just don't look as good as you want them to. Does this sound familiar? If so, you are definitely not alone. Many women (and even men) struggle to get trim, toned, and fit-looking upper legs to no avail. But when diet and exercise don't get you the results that you want, that's when our Chelmsford plastic surgery practice is here to help. In order to get the upper legs that you've always wanted, one option to consider is the thigh lift.
What is thigh lift surgery?
Also known in some circles as a thighplasty, the thigh lift is a body sculpting surgery that targets the upper leg area. The front, side, and inner thighs can all be tightened, toned, and enhanced by this body lift surgery option. Loose skin that sags and problematic bulges of fat can both be addressed.
Best Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery
The best candidates for thigh lift surgery are people who have issues with loose skin and poor contour of the thighs. In many cases, these people have lost a lot of weight and are dealing with drooping skin in the thigh area.
These prospective thigh surgery patients should be in good overall health, not suffering from any sort of health condition that would make a surgery potentially dangerous. We also want to stress that it's important for our patients to have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it will achieve for them. Realistic expectations means better chance of a satisfied patient.
How Thigh Lift Surgery is Performed
The thigh lift procedure will vary depending on what part of the upper leg needs sculpting and contouring. The surgery will be performed under general anesthesia so that patients do not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.
For surgeries targeting the inner thighs, incisions may be made in the groin area and the crease of the buttocks or the pubic region. For thigh lifts that target the outer area of the upper leg, incisions often run along the lateral hip and upper buttock to hide within the edge of a bikini or brief (at a similar level of a tummy tuck scar but more towards the back side). Through these incisions, Chelmsford liposuction is used to remove pockets of fat, excess tissue is extracted, and the remaining skin is pulled tight.
Knowing Your Options for Body Enhancement
In addition to thigh lift surgery, it's not uncommon for other body lift surgeries to be used to enhance the overall figure of a patient. This includes the abdominal region (tummy tuck), the upper arms (brachioplasty), and even parts of the face. Comprehensive body lift and body contouring options can be discussed with a Chelmsford plastic surgeon during the consultation process.
Learn More About Body Sculpting and Body Contouring
For more information about thigh lift surgery and your other options for body contouring, be sure to contact our Chelmsford cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team looks forward to discussing these matters with you in greater detail.