A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to produce a more toned look in your thighs. This is not a way to get rid of excess fat in the area but is instead a way to lift the tissues so that they do not droop and sag. This can help you show off the thigh muscles that you already have, fit into your pants better, get rid of inner thighs that rub together and feel better about yourself overall. While a comprehensive consultation is the best way for you to determine whether this is the best procedure for you, good candidates do have some things in common.
First, you should be at a healthy weight before undergoing a thigh lift. Again, thigh lifts are not designed to remove excess fat. If this is something that you need help with, you may want to ask our practitioner about liposuction or other body contouring procedures that are available. In addition, the weight that you are at should be the weight that you plan to maintain. If you gain or lose significant weight after your procedure, you results will not look the same.
You should also be healthy overall without any chronic illnesses that would make it unsafe for you to undergo surgery or have anesthesia.
Excess Thigh Tissue
While a thigh lift is not used for getting rid of extra fat, it is used for getting rid of extra skin or tissues that may have accumulated in the area due to increased age or weight-related changes. Although some tiny amounts of fat may be removed during the surgery, large amounts cannot be removed.
You should have realistic goals about what this procedure can accomplish.
Maintaining Your New Look
To maintain the results of your thigh lift, you will need to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. You should remember that while this procedure provides long-lasting results, your results will be the longest lived if you maintain a healthy weight and continue to exercise.