The thighs tend to be an area of the body that is often overlooked but one that can greatly benefit from plastic surgery. The thighs can be affected by both redundant skin and an over-accumulation of fatty deposits. There are many reasons why the thighs undergo these changes. The thighs are one area of the body that is particularly prone to fat build-up and deterioration in skin quality. During the aging process, the skin loses elasticity, retaining ligaments stretch and gravity takes its toll. Thigh skin is especially prone to these changes as it is naturally thinner than skin found elsewhere in the body. Weight gain also plays a roll in this process as the added skin tension further stretches and thins the skin. The problem can become quite noticeable with significant weight loss. Sun exposure and cigarette smoking can also be major contributors to the problem. Here in Beverly Hills, cosmetic surgery can offer a real opportunity to correct these issues and achieve a firmer, more youthful look. A Thigh Lift-Thighplasty, liposuction or both, may be just the answer.
Candidates for a Thigh Lift include:
- People who have undergone dramatic weight loss
- Patients with excess skin of the inner or outer thighs
- Individuals experiencing chronic rashes due to rubbing of the excess skin
- Those with constant hygiene issues of the inner thighs
- Difficulty with clothes fitting properly
- Patients who have undergone Gastric Bypass Surgery
Individuals should begin their search for information on thigh lifts by having an in person consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Warren Lent, board certified by the only AMA recognized plastic surgery board, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, will conduct a thorough evaluation of your needs. He will begin by carefully discussing your needs and reasons for considering a Thigh Lift. You will be asked about your past medical and surgical history and you will undergo a physical examination of the area to come up with the best recommendation for your particular needs and realistic goals. Dr. Lent will discuss the process from A to Z. You will be given a full opportunity to ask all of your questions.
A thigh lift is generally performed under anesthesia to insure your comfort. The redundant skin from either the inner or outer thighs or both is removed by placing incisions in the natural groin creases. This helps to camouflage future scars. The incision may extend partially or fully around the circumference of the thigh depending on the individuals needs. Patients are asked to avoid all exercise, lifting and heavy physical activity for up to two months after the procedure.
Like most cosmetic surgery, a thigh lift or Thighplasty is generally considered to be a safe procedure, but there are risks. The risks include bleeding, infection, skin injury and the risk of anesthesia. Additionally, abstaining from all tobacco products, especially cigarettes and cigars, as well as nicotine products for at least one month before and for at least one month after surgery, can reduce the risks. Great efforts will be taken to prevent and reduce the risks. The extensive experience and training of a Board Certified, such as Dr. Lent, can help to make your outcome a successful one.
For men and women who are looking to firm and tighten their thighs, a thigh lift, liposuction, or a combination, can be a wonderful opportunity to achieve their goals. You will feel more comfortable wearing various types of clothing including bathing suits and shorts. Most importantly, you will have the chance to enhance your self-image and self-assurance. This is the reason most often given by Dr. Lent’s Beverly Hills, Cosmetic Surgery patients for their overall satisfaction.
To best understand all of your options, a full plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Warren Lent at his Beverly Hills office is recommended. For further details on each aspect of a Thigh Lift, Dr. Lent invites you to visit his collection of articles in his Arm/Thigh Info Center, Liposuction Info Center or Gastric Bypass Info Center.
Dr. Warren Lent specializes in thigh lift surgery and body contouring for patients in the Los Angeles area