What is a Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to remove skin and fat from the thighs to tighten the skin and improve the contour of the legs. T. lift surgery can remarkably improve the appearance of your legs. The combined effects of aging, gravity, fluctuations in weight and a loss of skin elasticity all contribute to loss of tone in the thighs as we age.
With a T. lift, you can expect better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. By reducing excess skin and fat, the procedure reshapes the upper leg, resulting in a leaner, smoother appearance. Often performed in combination with liposuction and other body lifts, the results of a thigh lift are visible almost immediately and are long-lasting when maintaining a relatively stable weight and general fitness.
Perhaps the most common reason for a T. lift is to help reshape and smooth the thigh area after losing weight. Some people also opt for the procedure to gain more shapeliness and to feel more comfortable wearing swimsuits, shorts, and jeans.
Thigh Lift Words To Know
General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
Liposuction: Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin’s surface to reduce fullness.
Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
Medial thigh lift: A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the inner thigh.
Outer thigh lift: A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the outer and mid-thigh.
Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.