Many people have the desire to achieve a perfect body with lustrous skin and a fit physique. Nobody likes to sport drooping skin in any part of their body as it makes them feel apprehensive and insecure. The upper legs start to turn into a never-ending provenance of problems as one ages. Over time, cellulite and excess sagging skin can amass on the thighs, making them look awkward and unappealing.

Thighs with sagging skin can cause a myriad of problems such as the inability to wear snug clothing that does not cover your legs, wearing comfy shorts or skirts and others. Thanks to the advent of thigh lifts, however, these days nobody needs to deal with the issue of sagging skin in the thigh area.

A Perspective on Thigh Lifts

Plastic surgery happens to be the go to solution for many cosmetic problems these days and this holds true in the case of sagging thighs as well. Thigh lifts are a proven remedy to get those toned and appealing upper legs. This is especially effective in those cases where people have excess saggy skin due to significant weight loss.

A thigh lift involves the removal of excess tissue and skin to give your legs a slimmer and more toned look. After removing the excess tissue, your doctor will tighten the remaining skin to give your thighs new and improved contours.

How Is the Thigh Lift Procedure Performed?

Even though a thigh lift procedure significantly alters the shape of your upper legs, it is a surprisingly uncomplicated treatment and is not associated with a lot of risks. In most cases, thigh lifts are performed as an outpatient procedure, but your doctor will make the final call on this aspect.

General anesthesia is administered prior to this procedure as it is surgical in nature. The procedure is initiated by making a small incision on the thigh which is followed by the removal of excess skin tissue and stubborn deposits of fat. The removal of fat can be done by means of other processes like liposuction around the thigh region.

After all the excess fat and skin is removed and the desired look is achieved, your doctor will then close the incisions and clean the area. The time it takes to perform the procedure and the results you achieve vary on a case by case basis and should be discussed with your surgeon.

Recovery After the Thigh Lift Procedure

As an outpatient procedure, you can expect to return to the comfort of your own home soon after the surgery is completed. Doctors usually advise their patients to use their legs as little as possible to ensure that blood flow will return to normal as quickly as possible, especially in the region of the procedure.

The results are apparent immediately after the procedure and will improve as the area heals. You should refrain from performing strenuous activities like running or lifting heavy objects for some time. If you happen to feel any discomfort after the surgery, your doctor can provide you with medication to help ease it away.

Contact Our Office

To begin your journey to slimmer and more beautiful legs, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Hoffman, a highly skilled and double-board-certified plastic surgeon.