The Different Techniques for Performing Thigh Lift Surgery
By Hadi Rassael on April 29, 2014
The overall look of your body can be affected by many factors. Major weight loss, for example, can lead to changes in skin tightness and skin appearance. The natural aging process can also results in changes to the overall tightness and appearance of your skin. By undergoing cosmetic surgery, you can tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, and look your very best. This applies to all parts of the body, meaning a total makeover is possible.
Right now, we'd like to focus on the thigh lift surgery and what it can do for you. We'll take a close look at the particular surgical techniques used to address the contour problems with different parts of the thighs.
About Thigh Lift Surgery
Some general information about the thigh lift first.
Also known as a thighplasty, thigh lift surgery is performed in order to tighten loose skin and reduce any sagging and wrinkling of the thighs in the process. It's ideal for people who have lost a significant amount of weight (e.g., pregnancy, bariatric surgery) and/or have experienced body contouring problems as a result of the natural aging process. Different surgical techniques will be used to address different areas of the thighs.
Inner Thigh Lift Surgery
The inner thigh lift is ideal for patients who experience general contouring issues with the inner thighs (note: the medial thigh lift targets the upper portion of the inner thighs). During the inner thigh lift, an incision is made where the pubic area and the thigh meet. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat, excess skin is removed as needed, and the remaining skin is tightened to enhance overall appearance.
Bilateral Thigh Lift Surgery
The bilateral thigh lift is performed in order to address contouring issues with the outer and frontal portions of the thighs. During the surgery, an incision is made along the top portion of the patient's leg where the lower portion of a bathing suit or undergarment may be. Liposuction and skin tightening is used to ensure a better overall contour for the thigh.
Medial Thigh Lift Surgery
As noted above, the medial thigh lift is performed in order to specifically target sagging and wrinkling of the upper inner thighs. During this kind of thigh lift surgery, an incision is made along the groin, extending back to the cleft of the buttocks. The same fat reduction and skin tightening process is used to improve the overall appearance of the upper thigh area.
Other Options for Body Contouring
Sometimes a full thigh lift may not be necessary for sculpting the lower extremities. As you've likely noticed, liposuction is used in all versions of the thigh lift. Liposuction is performed in order to remove excess fat from designated parts of the body and improve overall body contour. Liposuction alone can enhance the overall appearance of your thighs, which means full thigh lift may not be necessary.
During your consultation process, we will be more than happy to consider all of your options for advanced body sculpting and contouring, allowing you to look your slimmest, trimmest, and very best.
Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring Surgery
If you would like to learn more about thigh lift surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Chevy Chase, Maryland cosmetic cosmetic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible choices with regard to your overall appearance and general wellness.
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