Your Guide to the Thigh Lift

When you lose a significant amount of weight, it’s normal to have excess, hanging skin left over. One area this commonly happens is the thighs, making it difficult to feel comfortable in shorts or swimsuits. Unfortunately, strict diet and exercise can’t always produce results when it comes to excess skin. Surgical body contouring is the most effective way to remove hanging skin, and the thigh lift is the best option for transforming the upper inner thighs. Here’s what to know about the thigh lift and how Dr. Sabbagh or Dr. Baca can help.

What Is Thigh Lift Surgery?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that focuses on the removal of excess skin and fat from the thighs. There are a few different ways that the thigh lift can be performed, depending on your unique goals and needs. For patients whose excess thigh tissue is minimal, a thigh lift can be performed with an incision hidden in the groin area. If a patient needs more dramatic tissue removal, the incision is longer, starting in the groin crease and continuing down the inner thigh as far as the knee. If stubborn pockets of fat are a concern, liposuction can be performed along with a thigh lift for smoother, smaller, and firmer thighs after surgery.

What Are The Benefits Of The Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift surgery after dramatic weight loss can have many confidence-boosting benefits. Some ways thigh lifts help include:

  • Increasing confidence
  • Removing excess tissue
  • Smoothing and improving cellulite
  • Improving patient’s appearance

Thigh lifts enable patients to feel better about their bodies and to leave their insecurity behind. With the removal of excess skin, patients will not have to deal with rubbing and chafing anymore. This will enable them to increase mobility and exercise, which improves their health even more.

Who Is A Candidate For A Thigh Lift?

Patients opt for thigh lift surgery for a myriad of reasons. Some of the top reasons for undergoing a thigh lift include

  • Having sagging skin on the thighs
  • Being overly self-conscious about the look of the thighs
  • Experiencing little results from diet and exercise
  • Having loose or hanging skin on the thighs after weight loss

Elective surgical procedures are a personal and individual choice. When patients want to undergo a thigh lift or other cosmetic procedure, it should be for the right reasons. You should not get surgery due to pressure from other people. Besides motivation, your candidacy will also be based on good overall health. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your medical history to determine whether you’ll be able to go through the surgical and healing process safely.

Schedule An Appointment

If you live in the Bingham Farms, Michigan area and are interested in getting a thigh lift, contact Dr. William Sabbagh or Dr. Marissa Baca at Straith Clinic to set up your consultation today.