Although the ideal length and size of legs is a subject of debate, it is generally agreed upon that loose, sagging skin on the legs is not an element of attraction. Over time and often as a result of weight loss, the skin on the thighs loses elasticity and can become loose and wrinkled. Diet and exercise can help eliminate fat from the thigh and hip area, but the skin loses resilience with age and does not conform to the shape of the thighs like it once did. For those who have excess skin in the thigh and buttocks area, Dr. Scroggins offers thigh lift surgery.
The thigh lift procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, and it smoothes the skin on the inner and outer thighs by removing excess skin. The remaining skin is pulled tight to reveal firmer, sleeker thighs that are in better proportion to the rest of the body. Incision locations for this surgery depend on the area being corrected, but any resulting scars will be hidden inconspicuously and fade over time.
Liposuction can also be combined with thigh lift surgery in order to eliminate excess fat from the thigh and hip area and achieve a more slender figure in the lower body. The removal of fat through liposuction also allows for additional skin to be removed, resulting in more svelte thighs. Once the fat is removed, the skin is redraped over the slim, newly contoured thighs, and excess skin is removed.
Potential candidates for thigh lift surgery include:
- Individuals with loose skin and excess fat along their inner or outer thighs
- People in good overall health
- Individuals who have tried diet and exercise but seen little to no improvement in the thigh area
- People who are at a stable weight
- Individuals with realistic goals for the surgery
If you are considering thigh lift surgery, please contact Plastic Surgery of Greater Washington. Dr. Carlton Scroggins specializes in body contouring and has almost 20 years of experience to provide you with the smooth, refined thighs you desire. Get a leg up this year by calling (301) 220-0400 or filling out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation.