The effects of time and gravity can cause the skin of the inner and outer thigh to lose tone. The skin can sag and lose the smooth, supple appearance from when you were younger.
The inner thighs are typically affected earlier than the outer thighs. Along with sagging skin, the thighs can be an area of fat collection. In women especially, the fatty deposits may not respond to weight loss or exercise. Liposuction alone may improve the contour of the thighs when skin tone is good and excessive fat is the primary problem. However, when liposuction is performed alone on an individual with loose skin or cellulite, these conditions are usually worsened. A thigh lift usually involves both liposuction and the removal of excessive skin from either the inner or outer thigh – or both. The Harmonic® Scalpel is used in this procedure resulting in less swelling, less drainage and an easier recovery period. Any discomfort you may feel will be controlled with the use of pain pumps, delivering numbing medication to the surgical site for up to four days post-op for a more comfortable recovery. The doctor is dedicated to helping patients transform their bodies for a more appealing body contour. To learn about thigh lifts and body contouring, contact us to answer all of your questions and discuss an option that is best fit for your needs.
*Individual results may vary