If you have experienced excessive weight loss and have sagging skin in the thigh region, then you can remove extra skin on your thighs with a thigh lift. The effects of time, weight fluctuations, and gravity, often causes the skin in the upper thigh region to become loose and lax, and unfortunately spot exercises do little to help. A thigh lift is the ideal procedure to firm and reshape the thighs.
A thigh lift can reduce both the inner and outer thighs, and contour the thigh region. Not only does it create a more youthful appearance, but it also makes the overall body shape more proportionate. The procedure may involve the removal of skin from the inner thigh, or from the front and outside of the thighs.
A thigh lift is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, using general anesthesia. Depending on the areas targeted for treatment, the placement of the incisions can vary. However, common techniques involve incisions being made in the groin crease, as well as down the inside of the thighs.
After the incisions are made, the underlying skin is tightened, the skin is trimmed and reshaped, and fat removed. In cases where there is a lot of fat doctors may recommend that liposuction be done with the thigh lift.
Patient can expect some swelling and bruising after surgery. During the healing process a compression garment is worn to reduce swelling, and also to speed up recovery. While final results will take several weeks, there will be visible improvements immediately after surgery.
If the amount of the loose, saggy skin on your thighs is getting you down, then you can remove all that extra skin on your thighs with a thigh lift. Choosing a plastic surgeon is not always easy, so if you are looking for an experienced plastic surgeon for your thigh lift, then Dr. Kyle Song is the doctor for you. He is an Irvine plastic surgeon who has treated many thigh lift patients. His results are amazing and patients feel renewed after being treated by Dr. Song. Call Song Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation: (949) 701-4454.