We all have an area (or two) of our bodies that we wish we could alter in some way. Sometimes even having the healthiest diet and exercise regime simply won’t budge the area that we desire to change. Thighs seem to be a popular and troublesome area for most women who want to have a more smooth and slender silhouette. Fortunately at Toronto’s Elements Spa, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar and his team are able to give these patients the thighs they’ve always dreamed of. If you’re interested in learning about how you can achieve more trim and slender thighs with a thigh lift, then this blog is for you!
Are You A Good Candidate For A Thigh Lift?
Great candidates for the procedure are patients who have maintained a healthy and stable weight for a consistent amount of time and have loose and sagging excess skin and fat around their thighs. These patients would have also maintained a healthy lifestyle prior to surgery.
What Is A Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift allows patients to have more smooth and contoured thighs. This is achieved by improving the contours of the lower body by removing excess skin and fat from the thigh area. As we age, or after significant weight loss, the skin around the thighs can become loose and saggy while forming rolls and creases. Some patients require removal simply on the inner thighs while others require removal and contouring both on their inner and outer thighs.
An experienced surgeon will be able to assess you as a patient and determine whether you are an ideal candidate. Your surgeon will also be able to remove just the right amount of excess fat and skin to leave your thighs looking symmetrical and beautifully contoured. An inexperienced surgeon may remove an insufficient amount, or too much skin and/or fat, making the legs look disproportioned and needing correction. We advise that patients always select the best board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
How Is A Thigh Lift Performed?
Dr. Adibfar begins the thigh lift by surgically removing the excess skin and fat. Once removed Dr. Adibfar is then able to correct the area by contouring the thighs to their new firmer, more toned shape. Depending on the amount of excess skin and fat needing removal, the incision can extend down the inner thigh to the knee.
Depending on the patient, a combination or multi-stage approach may be ideal in order to achieve the best silhouette from the upper abdominals down to the knees. This may require liposuction to multiple areas of the body for a more seamless and natural-looking contour and curve on the waist.
After a full recovery, you will notice more slender thighs that appear trim and fit. Your skin will be smoother and firmer, and after all the swelling subsides you will be thrilled to see your new slender silhouette and thighs!
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