The thighs are a common trouble area for those trying to lose weight and achieve a firmer body. If fitness and weight-loss efforts have not helped you reach your goals for a body that is more youthful looking and that conforms to your ideal body image, then a surgical thigh lift may be right for you.
A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and sometimes fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body region.
Benefits of a thigh lift
A thigh lift, like any form of cosmetic surgery, can help improve self-esteem and overall body image. Thigh lifts offer a reduction in drooping or excess skin that does not respond to diet and exercise. A thigh lift may be particularly beneficial for those who have lost significant weight and are left with excess skin that has lost its elasticity.
What to expect from your thigh lift consultation
During your consultation, you and your doctor will work together to create a customized treatment plan based on your needs and areas of concern. If you have pockets of excess fat in the lower body region, your doctor may recommend liposuction in conjunction with a thigh lift in order to achieve the best results.
The best candidates for a thigh lift
The best candidates for thigh lifts are people who are at a relatively stable weight and have an excess of soft tissue along the inner or the outer thigh area. Patients should be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle and should have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve.