Thighs are one of the largest parts of the legs and help shape and form the shape of your buttocks. That’s why sagging skin on the thighs can be distressing and frustrating. Sagging skin on the thighs can detract from the look of your legs and buttocks, cause annoyance with swimwear or shorts, and affect confidence. Thankfully, a thigh lift can help solve loose skin on the thigh once and for all. That being said, let’s take a closer look at why thighs sag, to begin with, and how a thigh lift can help.
Why Do My Thighs Sag?
Your thighs sagging has very little to do with the thighs themselves and everything to do with your skin. If you’re experiencing sagging thighs, then you’re likely experiencing sagging skin on other parts of your body.
As we age, the amount of collagen and elastin in our skin decreases rapidly. Collagen and elastin are key components of our skin and help keep the skin tight, flexible, and looking young. As we age and lose these components, our skin becomes stiff, dull, and loose. This is because our skin is no longer as flexible and can’t retain its shape. This leads to an increased amount of loose skin as we get older.
The sun feels great on our skin, but its UV light causes damage to the skin. This damage, over time, leads to increased collagen loss and rougher skin from healing. This reduces the elasticity of the skin and leads to loose and sagging skin.
The skin is attached to underlying structures, and its shape is heavily influenced by things like muscle tissue. Loss of muscle tissue can lead to loose skin if your skin isn’t elastic enough. This can happen as we age, from extended hospital visits, or from illness.
How Thigh Lifts Can Help
Thigh lifts are the surgical removal of loose skin on the thighs. Our team at UMass Memorial Medical Group provides thigh and buttock lift services to help you finally get rid of that loose skin. Our team of experienced doctors will walk you through the entire process and get your skin tight and looking its best. If you’re experiencing loose skin on your thighs, then contact UMass Memorial Medical Group at 508-334-5990.