After maybe months and years of hard work in losing weight from those troublesome areas, it can be dismaying for people who get left with saggy and unsightly skin. It can mean that those areas that you were looking forward to showing off, displaying the fruits of your hard work are still not as aesthetically pleasing as you had hoped.
One area where this is common is in the thighs, and this is why intelligent cosmetic surgeons like Dr Kaplan have developed the thigh lift. Once the skin has been stretched, and especially if weight loss was relatively quick, the skin doesn’t gain back its elasticity, and may not be able to shrink back into place. A thigh lift will take out this excess skin – usually from the inner or outer thigh, leaving the area smooth and tight, and giving you the option of showing off your new, slimmer figure.
Benefits of a Thigh Lift
There are a number of benefits for people who have thigh lift surgery:
- To improve the body contour, especially when wearing tighter fitting clothes
- To increase self-confidence and allow people more flexibility in their choice of clothes
- To create a more proportionate figure and make clothes buying and fitting easier and more enjoyable
- To look and feel more youthful and confident
A good cosmetic surgeon like Dr Kaplan and Dr Yee can perform a thigh lift on its own or as part of a more general body lift or lower body lift. The thigh lift itself comprises of a relatively simple procedure.
Dr Kaplan and Dr Yee can also perform a thigh lift as part of a body sculpting service – firstly removing the excess fat through liposuction and then taking away the left over skin in the thigh. Depending on your individual needs and specifications, the thigh lift can be carried out in a number of different ways. For example, some may have excess skin on the inside of the thigh and others on the outside.
Any good cosmetic surgeon will first assess your suitability for a thigh lift, before going ahead and booking you in. This is to make sure that you are going to be safe during the procedure, as well as maximising the effect and ensuring that the results are long lasting. Suitable candidates should:
- Have excess skin around the thigh area
- Generally be in good health
- Be maintaining a steady and suitable weight (e.g. wait until you have finished losing weight)
- Don’t smoke or drink heavily – these can adversely affect the healing process
- Be psychologically ready
- Have realistic expectations about the procedure
It is important that you are 100% honest with your doctor in the initial consultation, to ensure that you are truly suitable for the procedure.
For those who want to lose weight from their thigh area, or indeed have lost weight and have excess skin here, a thigh lift can be the perfect option. It is important to remember that it is a surgical procedure and not a decision to be taken lightly, but can also transform your life in terms of building self-confidence and getting the ´look´ that you´ve always wanted.
For more information about thigh lifts and other cosmetic surgery procedures offered by Dr Kaplan and Dr Yee, get in touch today.