A thigh lift improves the appearance of the inner and outer thighs by reducing excess skin and fat to make skin on the upper leg smoother and make the leg more contoured. When diet and exercise have not done the job for the thigh, this procedure may be the answer. Some of the same results can be achieved with more comprehensive body lift procedures or, when the problem is excess fat, through liposuction alone if the skin has good elasticity and will be able to snap back to a pleasing body contour.
Because there are several ways to approach a thigh lift, Dr. Eko of Eko Plastic Surgery will choose the best approach to help you achieve the results you want. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with unsightly hanging skin, the procedure might remove some skin from the front and outside of the leg before pulling the rest up to achieve a more taut appearance. Other approaches target excess skin on the inside of the leg. Multiple surgeries might be needed to give you the final results you want.
After a thigh lift, you can expect immediate changes in the appearance of your leg, although you may not realize the final results for several months. While you will have some visible scars, the skin on your leg will look and feel better to the touch. As long as you maintain a stable weight and pay attention to healthy eating and exercise, the results of a thigh lift are permanent.
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