Toned, firm thighs are appealing, but aging and excessive weight loss can leave the skin and tissue of the thighs loose and sagging. No amount of exercise or reduced food intake can firm excess skin or tissue. If you have lax skin or tissue on the outer or inner thigh, the best option to restore a slender, shapely upper leg is with a thigh lift. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills offers thigh lift surgery.
Weight gain can expand the thighs to larger portions, stretching the skin and tissue. When fat loss occurs, the fat dissipates, but the skin may not shrink, leaving soft, sagging tissue on the inner or outer thigh. Thigh lift surgery can remove excess skin and any leftover fat, contouring the leg and recreating a firmer, shapely thigh that can improve your body’s appearance.
Thighplasty for Firmer Thighs
A thighplasty procedure is ideal for those who lost a significant amount of weight and are left with saggy or loose skin on their thighs. The procedure uses an incision made in the inner thigh from the groin down toward the knee. Excess skin is removed with any fatty tissue then the incision is closed. A binding garment is used to secure the thigh tissue in place while it heals.
A thigh lift is an outpatient procedure, but there is downtime while the patient allows the surgical site to heal. There will be some swelling and bruising, which will dissipate over the following weeks of recovery. Most people can return to work or non-strenuous activities in about one to two weeks after their procedure.
If you want to wear shorts, form-fitting jeans or a swimsuit without worrying about your flabby thighs, a thigh lift may be right for you. Contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule a thighplasty consultation with Dr. Anastasatos.