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Following significant weight loss there tends to be a sizeable amount of excess, loose and sagging skin in the upper thigh region. Thigh lift surgery, or thighplasty, reduces the amount of excess skin and fat leaving you with an improved contour in the thighs and buttocks.
The goal of the thigh lift surgery is to improve the proportion of the lower body, buttocks, abdomen, and legs.
The ideal candidate for a thigh lift surgery is:
- In good health
- Free from any chronic medical conditions
- Does not smoke
- Has realistic expectations for what the procedure can offer
It is important for you to realize that thigh lift surgery is not a substitute for a healthy weight loss program that includes a nutritious, low-calorie diet and exercise regimen. Rather, it is used after optimum weight loss has been achieved and you are looking to address excess sagging and dimpling of the skin.
Thigh lift surgery can also be done in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as liposuction or a belt lipectomy/lower body lift. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.