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What Does a Thigh Lift Do?

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What Does a Thigh Lift Do?

If you are thinking about thigh lift surgery, chances are you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs. Whether you are bothered by excess skin or stubborn fat (or both), plastic surgery may be able to help. For the right candidates, a thigh lift is a fantastic way to improve the contour of the thighs.

What is a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a procedure that removes excess skin and sometimes fat from the thighs. During the surgery, the surgeon lifts and repositions the skin of the outer and/or inner thighs to improve their contour and shape. After the surgery, the thighs look more proportional to the rest of the body as well as more aesthetically pleasing.

Who Should Get a Thigh Lift?

The best candidates for thigh lift surgery are individuals who have excess skin on their thighs that sags or hangs loosely. This loose skin may be due to aging but is more often left behind after major weight loss. Candidates should also be in relatively good physical shape and at a stable body weight to ensure healthy healing and the best results. Individuals who are more concerned about fat loss are likely not thigh lift candidates and would be better off undergoing a fat removal procedure for the thighs.

Would a Thigh Lift Make My Thighs Thinner?

The goal of thigh lift surgery is to improve the contour and shape of the thighs, not strictly to reduce their size or help the patient lose weight. Some degree of fat removal may be incorporated into thigh lift surgery with liposuction techniques, but the primary focus of thighplasty is the elimination of excess skin and tightening of the tissues. If your chief concern is stubborn thigh fat, another procedure such as liposuction or Coolsculpting™ may be better for you. Bear in mind that a thigh lift still has great benefits for those with excess skin due to weight loss or aging. A thigh lift may have minimal impact on the amount of fat in your thighs, but it can dramatically alter the contour of your upper legs in a way that could vastly improve your overall body shape.

What are the Benefits of a Thigh Lift?

Some of the benefits of thigh lift surgery include:

  • Improved upper leg contour
  • Smoother skin appearance
  • Elimination of a physical reminder of your previous excess body weight
  • More natural thigh contour
  • Better body proportions
  • More youthful appearance
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

Thigh lift surgery has the potential to significantly improve the appearance of the thighs, legs, and overall body proportions. Contact our office to find out whether this procedure could be right for you.

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Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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