Losing a lot of weight can cause the skin in the thighs to sag. This can be uncomfortable to deal with and can lead to chafing. Getting a thigh lift can help to address these concerns by tightening the area and redefining the overall shape and appearance of your thighs. Here are some of the top things you should know about this procedure.
In most instances, our surgeon will make a small incision in the groin area. Depending on the specific type of thigh lift you receive, the incision may extend around to the rear thigh area, around the hip and back, or down toward the knee. The excess fat is removed from the area. The remaining tissue is then repositioned and tightened to the muscles. Excess skin is also tripped away, leaving a slimmer and more defined appearance.
Evaluation and Candidacy Selection
An evaluation is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for a thigh lift. In general, you must have a relatively stable weight. You should also have excess soft tissue along the outer thigh and/or the inner thigh. Additionally, you should not smoke and be healthy overall. It is vital that you do not have any medical conditions that impact your ability to heal.
Types of Thigh Lifts
Another one of the most important things you should know about getting a thigh lift is the different types of thigh lift procedures available. The most common types of thigh lift procedures include:
- Bilateral thigh lifts: This thigh lift surgery is used to address concerns on the outside and front areas of the thighs.
- Lateral thigh lifts: This thigh lift enhances the look of the outer thighs. It can also be used to lift up the buttock area.
- Medial thigh lifts: This surgery is used to address excess fat and skin along the inner thigh area, between the inside of the knee and the groin.
A consultation with our skilled professional can help determine which procedure will provide you with the best results possible.
Learn More About Thigh Lift Procedures With a Consultation
Our team at UMASS Memorial Medical Group has extensive experience helping individuals in Worcester, MA, achieve the best possible results through quality and effective thigh lift surgery. If you would like to explore the benefits of this procedure, Contact us today at (508) 334-5990 to schedule an appointment.