Why seek a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift procedure is an excellent way to help reshape one’s thighs and achieve a firmer, more attractive upper leg. Thigh lifts can help both men and women who have loose or sagging skin as a result of a variety of reasons. The common reasons for loose, un-toned thighs are:
- A lack of elasticity in the skin due to age.
- Significant weight fluctuations or weight loss.
By having a thigh lift, or thighplasty procedure, a person can redefine the way their legs look. They can get back to having the toned, shapely legs they once had, or always dreamed of having. There are many options available for a thigh lift surgery, each targeting a specific area, to help patients achieve their body’s aesthetic goals.
Inner Thigh Lift
The inner thigh lift targets exactly the area that it indicates: the entire inner thigh. This thigh surgery helps with the removal excess skin that has resulted from weight loss or age. By placing the incisions on the inner most part of the thigh (between the thigh and pubic area), the potential scarring is practically invisible to anyone who isn’t looking for it. An inner thigh lift can improve the contour of a patient’s leg, leaving them with attractive, younger looking thighs.
Medial Thigh Lift
During a medial thigh lift, incisions are placed in the groin area and extend back to the buttocks. A medial thigh lift is used to remove excess skin from the upper most part of the inner thigh. The excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is lifted to improve the overall appearance of the thigh. This is the most commonly used thigh lift approach for people who have experienced a significant weight loss.
Bilateral Thigh Lift
A bilateral thigh lift targets the skin on the front and outside of the thigh. In this case, incisions are made at the lower edge of a bikini bottom, where the underwear would sit. This makes the scars invisible to anyone but the most intimate of partners. In the bilateral thigh lift, the right and left sides of the thighs are tightened, leaving a toned, attractive looking thigh.
An added benefit for those who have experienced significant weight loss is that the removal of this excess skin can also improve uncomfortable friction, which is a result of the additional hanging skin. Removing this skin can make physical activities such as jogging and running possible and comfortable again.
If you are one of the many people who have experienced a loss of elasticity in the skin due to weight loss or age, and exercise is not helping, then a thigh lift might be the answer to achieving those firmer, more youthful looking thighs.