After the stomach, one of the most common areas of the body that people struggle with is the thighs. Whether from aging, significant weight loss, or pregnancy, many people find they have sagging, dimpled skin on this part of their body. Having a thigh lift can help you regain legs you are proud to show off.
How Does a Thigh Lift Work?
This surgical procedure will remove both excess skin and fat from your thighs. The aim is to give you a more shapely, contoured look. Openings can be made on the groin, inner thigh, or outer thigh, depending on your particular body and goals. After removing excess fat and skin, the remaining skin will be tightened and smoothed out. You should be able to see an improvement right away after your procedure. On average, a thigh lift takes between two and three hours to complete.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Certain factors will make you better suited for a thigh lift than others. Ultimately, the best way to know if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure is to come and visit us for an initial consultation. Here are some of the qualities of good candidates for a thigh lift:
- In good overall health
- Being committed to a healthy lifestyle
- At a stable weight
- A non-smoker (smoking can slow your ability to heal)
- Having a positive outlook
- Going into the surgery with realistic expectations
What to Expect with a Thigh Lift
At your consultation, be prepared to discuss your medical history. This includes any prior surgeries as well as current medications. We will discuss the options available to you and create a personalized treatment plan. After your surgery, you will be given customized aftercare instructions. How long you will need to take off work depends on how active you are at your job. This is something that can be discussed at your initial consultation.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To discuss the thigh lift and how it can help sculpt your legs, feel free to make an appointment with Palmer Cosmetic Surgery. At our convenient location in Fort Lauderdale, a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions and look forward to speaking with you. Contact us today to set up your consultation!