What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift (thighplasty) is an invasive cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the thigh areas. The most common reason for a thigh lift is to reshape and smooth the thigh area after losing weight. Some people opt for the procedure to gain more shapeliness and to feel more comfortable wearing swimsuits, shorts and jeans.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Thigh Lifts?
Patients who have sagging skin and cellulite in their thighs are the best candidates for thigh lift. Many patients opt for this surgery after bariatric surgery or after any type of dramatic weight loss as weight loss can leave behind extra skin in the thigh area.
The ideal patient for a thigh lift is someone who is in good health overall and who has maintained a stable weight for 6 months or longer. Thigh lift surgery can be highly beneficial once weight loss has been achieved.
What are the Benefits of Thigh Lifts?
Thigh lift surgery can completely reshape the thighs, eliminating the unattractive fat deposits and sagging skin that can make people unhappy with their appearance. In addition to helping patients feel better about themselves, a thigh lift often allows people to fit into body-conscious clothes more easily.