Excess skin and fat, wrinkles, folds, and cellulite in the upper thigh area can be caused by aging, heredity, or fluctuations in weight. This excess tissue can upset the contours of your lower extremities, leaving you feeling less than confident about your appearance. Unsightly textures on the lower extremities can inhibit where you go in the world and what you feel comfortable wearing.
If you are suffering from ill-proportioned thighs and diet and exercise have not provided the benefit you need, a thigh lift may be able to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
A thigh lift can improve the look of your lower body by tightening and reshaping the area around the buttocks, thighs, knees and lower abdomen. By removing excess skin, tissue and sometimes fat, the underlying tissue matrix is reshaped and tightened, resulting in smoother skin and more pleasing contours.
There are several types of thigh lift procedures available. The appropriate procedure will depend on your body type. An inner thigh lift is best for people with a moderate amount of skin and fat in the lower body. A vertical thigh lift is best for individuals with a higher volume of fat and loose skin. An outer thigh lift is ideal for people who have lost a significant amount of weight. Modern techniques can allow for strategically placed incisions so that scarring can be easily hidden by most clothing and swimwear.
If you suffer from excess skin and fat and unbalanced proportions on your thighs, a thigh lift can help improve the way you feel about your appearance.
Contact Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.