Would you like to improve the shape and contours of your thighs, but you’re not sure whether to get liposuction vs thigh lift. There are several factors to consider before determining which would be the best procedure for you, and we examine a few of them below.
Aging, weight fluctuations, and loss of skin elasticity can all make the thighs less attractive. Both liposuction and a thigh lift can improve the appearance of your thighs.
- Liposuction: This involves the removal of fat with the use of a cannula. A cannula is a small tube that is inserted in the thigh area via small incisions. The cannula breaks up the fat, which is then drained from the area.
- Thigh Lift: This is a surgical procedure that is done to remove extra skin and subcutaneous fat from the thighs. A thigh lift is generally performed under general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.
When considering the best option for reshaping the thighs, your surgeon will look at skin laxity, as well as the amount of fat present.
- Skin laxity: A thigh lift is generally recommended in cases of excess skin laxity, because liposuction does not tighten the skin, therefore any loose skin will remain.
- Fat: Liposuction is usually recommended if you only have localized deposits of fat in the thigh area, and relatively good skin tone.
Patients with a lot of loose skin and excess fat may need a combination of procedures.
Do you need to tighten and improve the contour of your thighs? Contact Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the greater Washington, DC area, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Nia Banks. Dr. Banks will evaluate your thighs, and determine which procedure would be most appropriate for you. Call 301-880-7022 today for a consultation.