As you get older, your skin experiences many changes. Your body produces less collagen and elastin, which help maintain hydrated, tight tissues. The decrease in these proteins makes it difficult for your skin to bounce back after weight fluctuations. Pregnancy and significant weight loss often leave loose, sagging skin tissue that is challenging to treat with non-surgical methods. Arnold S. Breitbart, MD, FACS, offers thigh lift to eliminate excess skin and provide a smoother upper leg contour.
Thigh Lift Procedure
Thigh lift reshapes the inner thigh by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. The location of the incision can vary depending on the degree of skin laxity, but Dr. Breitbart can often place surgical incisions in the groin crease where they’re easily concealed, even in a swimsuit. The procedure typically takes two to three hours and provides long-lasting results if you maintain a healthy, stable weight.
This body contouring procedure may be combined with liposuction for optimal body contouring as this area is prone to stubborn fat pockets. People with poor skin elasticity may benefit from incorporating these plastic surgeries, and thigh lift can also coincide with a tummy tuck or other body procedures.
The lower body lift addresses concerns with loose skin on the outer thigh.
Benefits of Thigh Lift
Losing weight after excessive weight gain or pregnancy takes a toll on your skin, making it difficult to snap back. Smoothing the skin and tissues of the inner thighs provides a thinner contour that can improve your post-weight loss appearance. If you’re prone to rashes on the inner thigh or underneath your leg, removing the excess skin with thigh lift may eliminate this issue.
The thighs are more likely to have cellulite and stretch marks, and thigh lift improves both of these concerns if they’re located in the area where the skin is removed. The taut appearance after thigh lift may minimize the appearance of stretch marks, and laser treatments or cellulite treatment can also improve their appearance.
Thigh lift can tighten loose skin in the inner thighs, and liposuction can get rid of residual fat for an overall thinner, tighter lower body.
Who is a Candidate for Thigh Lift?
If you have loose skin in your inner thighs, you could qualify for thigh lift if you have maintained a stable weight and are in good health. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, and habits, including smoking, may complicate healing and increase surgical risks. It is best to have a positive outlook for your thigh lift results and a commitment to healthy living.
If you’re interested in a thigh lift or other body contouring procedure, contact Dr. Breitbart in Manhasset and New York, New York, to schedule your consultation.