Thigh lift surgery is an excellent way to achieve firmer and more attractive legs. Especially useful for those who have excess loose skin as a result of weight loss. The thigh lift, or thighplasty, can help tone and refine your legs so that you can brag about them. There are many options with this surgery.
There are different types of facelifts that target specific areas for results. During your consultation, our surgeon will discuss with you the various treatment options and the results you can expect from thighplasty. This consultation will help you determine which type of facelift is right for you.
Internal thigh lift
As its name suggests, this is the internal lifting of the thigh. This type of facelift helps people who have trouble removing excess fat from the area through diet and exercise. An internal thigh lift can also be used to treat reduced skin elasticity caused by aging or extreme weight loss.
During surgery, an incision is made at the junction of the thigh and pubic area. A piece of skin and possibly fat is removed in the shape of a wedge, and then the skin is tightened to improve its elasticity and the profile of the leg. In a consultation about the inner thigh lift, an experienced surgeon will discuss with you your particular case in detail and possible risk factors.
Bilateral thigh lift
The bilateral thigh lift procedure is performed to tighten the skin on the front and outside of the leg. In a bilateral thigh lift, the surgeon makes an incision in the upper part of the leg, where the lower edge of the bikini or underwear would be. A certain amount of skin is then removed, and the surgeon stretches the remaining skin upward to attach it to the same area.
In this way, the bilateral thigh lift serves to tighten the skin along the right and left sides of the leg. This procedure is especially useful for those who have excess skin after a significant weight loss. During your consultation, an experienced bilateral thigh lift surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Will the thigh lift leave visible scars?
Thigh lift treatments leave scars. However, they are found in relatively inconspicuous places and, for many patients, do not compare to the benefits of the procedure.
In many cases, they can be concealed with underwear or a bathing suit. If you are considering a thigh lift but are afraid of scarring, an experienced thigh lift surgeon can explain this possibility, as well as other potentially negative aspects of the procedure so that you can make an informed decision. Unfortunately, scars are one aspect of thigh lift surgery that patients should evaluate against the benefits of removing excess fat and skin.