What Other Post Weight Loss Procedures Can Help?
Many post weight loss patients benefit from Thigh Lift procedures that are designed to reshape the inner and outer thighs by removing sagging skin that has been a result of significant weight loss. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, reduces excess skin and fat in the thigh and knee area, creating firm, slim, and toned thighs. Dr. K Plastic Surgery has helped many Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire Thigh Lift patients enhance their lifestyles by performing a procedure that eliminates residual fat to create smoother, contoured thighs.
What Thigh Lift Procedure Would Be Best For Me?
Each person carries fat deposits in different proportions on their body. There are four main types of thigh lift procedures, and the one that would suit you the best depends on which area of your thigh you feel needs the most work. Depending on which type of thigh lift you and your surgeon decide on, the incision and scarring placement will vary.
Are You Unhappy With Your Upper, Inner Thigh Area?
If so, then an inner thigh lift, also known as a medial thigh lift, would be best for you. An inner thigh lift reduces excess skin and fat on the upper inner thigh, emphasizing the sleek contour of the inner thighs. During an inner thigh lift procedure, an incision is made in the fold of the groin area, stretching from where the thigh meets the groin to the back of the crease of the buttock. The surgeon will remove a wedge of skin and fat before lifting the thigh and securing it at a higher position. The scars from an inner thigh lift are undetectable beneath clothing.
Do Saddle Bags Make Wearing Shorts Embarrassing?
Saddle bags create a lumpy, disproportionate silhouette and are a common complaint among women. An outer, also called lateral, thigh lift firms and tightens the front and outer thigh, creating a sleek overall shape and enhancing the contours of the waist. During an outer thigh lift procedure the incision is made at the top of the frontal thigh, in the groin crease, and extends outward to the hip. Though the scar is longer than the one made during an inner thigh lift, most patients agree the results are well worth the scar.
Is There Bulging Fat and Sagging Skin Around Your Knees?
Patients who have lost a lot of weight are often unhappy with wrinkled, excess skin gathered around the knee area. Vertical thighplasty reduces bulging, excess skin and fat in the mid and lower thigh area. During the procedure a vertical incision is made from the inner knee all the way up to the groin. The surgeon then removes a large ellipse of skin and thigh tissue from the inner thigh area. After a vertical thigh lift scarring will be visible when the inner thighs are exposed.
What If I’m Unhappy With My Entire Thigh Area?
A spiral thigh lift is an all-encompassing lower body lift that slims and smoothes the front, back, inner, and outer thigh. In addition to decreasing the circumference of the thighs, a spiral thigh lift firms the lower back and abdomen and lifts the buttocks. The incision for a spiral thigh lift begins in the groin area much like an inner thigh lift and then follows the entire circumference of the thigh ending at the crease of the buttocks.