The thighs are notorious for accumulating stubborn fat and loose skin, particularly with age or after weight loss. Fortunately, there is a solution. With thigh lift surgery, leading Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins reshapes the inner and outer thighs for a slimmer, smoother, more desirable new shape.
The Basics of Thigh Lift Surgery
Sometimes called a thighplasty, thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the inner and/or outer thigh by removing loose skin and resistant fatty deposits. The procedure can help create thighs that are more proportional to the patient’s body size and shape.
The Benefits of Thigh Lift Surgery
In addition to the obvious benefit of achieving a smoother and slimmer leg shape, thigh lift surgery can be life-changing in a number of other ways. Because extra skin and fat on the thighs often hangs or rubs against nearby skin, many patients develop persistent chafing and irritation that can be quite painful. Having a significant amount of loose skin can even make walking or exercising difficult and uncomfortable. By reshaping the thighs with thigh lift, Dr. Hankins helps patients find relief from their discomfort, regain complete mobility and feel more confident.
Am I Ready for Thigh Lift?
Ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery should be within their goal weight, give or take about 10 to 20 pounds. Significant weight fluctuation after thigh lift can result in the development of additional loose skin. Patients should be healthy overall and have no contraindications to general anesthesia. It is also essential that patients considering thigh lift understand what to expect during the recovery period so that they can schedule their procedure accordingly and arrange for time off of work or help with other obligations if necessary. Many patients require up to two weeks of recovery time before returning to work, though light desk work may be considered safe and appropriate sooner.
The best way to find out whether you may be ready for thigh lift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins. During this visit, Dr. Hankins will examine your concerns and review your health history. Based on this evaluation, Dr. Hankins will determine whether you are eligible to begin the process of thigh lift surgery.
So Long Heavy Thighs
Are you constantly trying to hide your loose, wrinkled or flabby thighs under baggy clothes? Or have you simply had enough of painful, embarrassing thigh chafing? Take charge of your figure, comfort and confidence once and for all with thigh lift surgery in Pearland or Houston, TX. Call Premier Plastic Surgery at (713) 370-4433 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation with medical director and plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins.