People gain weight in different areas and stubborn skin and fat on the thighs is difficult to get rid of. There are many variations in the size, amount, and shape of the irregularities that may be present in this area. Some patients carry their weight in the upper aspect of the inner thighs while others carry it along the entire inner thigh, sometimes extending to the knees.
After a physical examination, a plan is developed based on the particular distribution of the bothersome tissues. Some patients may need only liposuction, while other may need a combination of liposuction and surgical excision. There are a number of different techniques that help improve this area of the body and can include a horizontal component, a vertical component, or a combination of both.
A thigh lift in Houston is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately three to four hours to complete. This is usually an outpatient procedure and initial recovery for most patients is within five to seven days.
Individuals considering thigh lift surgery in Houston typically seek out the procedure to lessen the appearance of excess fat and sagging skin on the upper legs. These unwanted traits can result from significant weight loss or gain, the natural aging process, genetics, or certain medical conditions. In general, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs due to fatty tissue or loose skin, you could be the ideal candidate for a corrective procedure.
Having an in-person private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Deigni, can help to determine what type of thigh lift would be best suited for your aesthetic goals and body type. Further, great care will be taken to address any ongoing health concerns before surgery to minimize complications and ensure beautiful, long-lasting results that boost your self-confidence for many years.
Thigh lift surgery in Houston includes multiple techniques meant to target specific problem areas of the thighs. Procedures could also be combined to further improve overall appearance and self-esteem.
An outer thigh lift targets the exterior and front areas of the thighs and upper legs, often extending to include the lower back and buttocks, which could reduce cellulite. This procedure is the best choice for contouring a patient’s figure as it balances hip and shoulder proportions more drastically than other thigh lift techniques.
An inner (medial) thigh lift operation is for tightening and rejuvenating the upper half of the inner thighs. This is where skin laxity typically worsens, especially after weight loss. The scars are more easily hidden than other surgical approaches as the incisions are generally near the groin, extending towards the buttocks.
Like a standard inner thigh lift, an extended inner thigh lift targets the upper portion of the inner thighs but extends the treatment area to the knee and occasionally reaches the back of the thighs.
Individuals with minor amounts of excess fat and mild skin laxity are ideal candidates for a mini thigh lift procedure, which targets the uppermost areas of the inner thighs. A mini thigh lift produces the least amount of visible scarring afterward due to the smaller treatment area.
Patients who want to improve skin tightness and thigh contours in all areas could combine inner and outer thigh procedures into a single surgery. A combination procedure is the best option for completely rejuvenating, contouring, and proportioning the thighs.
If you are struggling with visible sagging around your thighs that is causing you to feel less confident in your appearance, you may want to consider undergoing a thigh lift in Houston. This procedure can rejuvenate the appearance of your thighs long-term, giving you more freedom in clothing choices, more comfort in social situations, and an improved body image.