Thigh Lift Techniques
By Sheryl Pilcher on June 08, 2012
Weight gain, weight loss, and the natural process of aging can call have a major impact on your appearance. That’s why it’s so important to visit our San Antonio plastic surgery center if you have an issue related to body contour or skin laxity. During your visit, we can go over your different options for aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation. Let’s take a moment right now to look at all of the basics of thigh lift surgery, a common and popular body sculpting option.
About Thigh Lift Surgery
A thigh lift is a surgery for aesthetic body contouring in San Antonio. It is also referred to as a thighplasty by some, though both terms are common. It is designed to reduce the amount of loose or sagging skin in the thigh area. It’s not uncommon for a thigh lift to be combined with a buttock lift surgery.
Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery
Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery are people who have a lot of loose or sagging skin in the thigh area. This is usually the result of major weight loss and problems with skin laxity. Candidates should be in good overall health and not suffer from any serious health conditions that would make surgery dangerous or risky.
It’s also important that candidates for high lift surgery have realistic goals about the surgery and what it can accomplish. This often leads to better feelings about the results.
How Thigh Lift Surgery is Performed
Whether performed for post-weight loss body sculpting or any other reason, there are different types of thigh lift surgery including:
- Inner thigh lift
- Bilateral thigh lift
- Medial thigh lift
Each involves a different surgical technique. Let’s take a moment to look at each right now.
Inner Thigh Lift Surgery
An inner thigh lift will involve incisions located at the meeting point between the thigh and the pubic area. Fat and excess tissue will be removed, and the remaining skin will be pulled tighter. As you may have guess from the name, this surgery is best for dealing with the inner thighs.
Bilateral Thigh Lift Surgery
During a bilateral thigh lift at our San Antonio plastic surgery center, incisions are made at the upper leg area, roughly where the bottom of a pair of underwear would be. Fat reduction and tissue removal is performed and the skin is pulled tighter. This type of thigh lift is best for the front and sides of the thighs.
Medial Thigh Lift Surgery
A medial thigh lift will require incisions made from the groin to the crease of the buttocks. Again, fat reduction and tissue removal is used and the skin is pulled tighter. This kind of thigh lift is best for people who have issues with the upper, inner area of the thighs.
Contact Our Cosmetic Surgery Center to Learn More
If you would like to learn more about thigh lift surgery and how it can help you meet all of your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our San Antonio plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you look your best and feel great about the way you look.
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