What is a Thigh Lift?
We develop imperfections in our body due to various reasons, but we can get them fixed. For the physical imperfections that we have genetically or have developed can be mostly countered with plastic surgeries. We use state of the art techniques and procedures to make you look like you want. We often experience imperfections over time, which can be caused due to numerous factors, including aging, lifestyle, and other factors. One of these imperfections we develop is sagginess in the body. When the body loses collagen, it loses stretchiness and elasticity in the skin. This causes the skin to sag and gives a bulky and formless appearance. One of the common areas in which this happens is the thighs. The thigh lift is a surgical process in which the upper legs and the areas connecting to the abdomen are fixed.
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When to consider a Thigh Lift?
If you have developed these saggy thighs due to age, there is no other option. You need to consult a plastic surgeon. We provide the best services at Lutetia clinics and help you reform yourself to what you like. The surgeons will tighten your thighs and make them thinner by taking out the excess fat and skin from the legs. There are two methods of doing this, which we will be discussing later in this article. There is, however, another reason due to which you might develop saggy thighs. That is due to losing a lot of weight. When you lose too much weight, the skin present is not proportionate to the bone and muscle inside. Unlike what most people think, working out won’t help much. Exercises will increase muscle mass and decrease fat, but they can not remove the excess skin, which is built up in the legs, and this has to be removed surgically as there is no other way to do that.
What types of Thigh Lift are there?
In this procedure, incisions are carefully made horizontally on the upper half of the thighs. After the incisions have been made, the doctor will then remove the skin, which is excessive. A crescent of the extra fats and skin is removed from your thighs.
This process is used to fix the saggy legs, which have been developed due to the loss of excessive weight. Vertical and horizontal incisions are used to help the removal of fat and skin. Besides, tissues inside the skin might be tightened, and stitches might be used for both processes. If necessary, the surgeon will pair up the thigh lift with liposuction to remove the stubborn fat cells from the Thigh, if there are any inside. This will remove all the bulk from your thighs and give them a proportional appearance.
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Other things to think about
Your surgeon will provide you with options that will depend upon the extent of corrections required, your anatomy and surgical techniques you have to choose the one that suits you the most.
This is a long-term solution to have a desirable appearance. There are some particular risks which you should consider with the surgeon. Only when you approve of the risks and are aware of what is at stake, only then would the surgeons proceed with the surgery.
As with all surgical procedures, scarring is a risk that is present when considering this procedure, however our techniques have been refined over 30+ years of experience in Paris, and we always work hard to ensure that any incisions and therefore scarring is hidden as well as possible, with a post-operative guidline and follow up to help fade and treat any minor scar left by the procedure.
What happens at the consultation?
We always advise our patients to sit and think about all the questions they would like to ask before they come to the consultation. At your initial free and no-obligation consultation you will meet a board certified surgeon with years of experience in carrying out this procedure, they will discuss the surgical options available, their pros and cons, and your medical history.
It is necessary that the surgeon knows about your medical history, your current medical situation and current medications, significant illnesses in the past, and habits such as smoking. A medical examination is necessary and medical photography, which will be stored in your confidential file. Please remember that the photography, storage, and usage of the photographs will be by your consent through a form that is filled before the process. Moreover, there will be a general physical examination that will check your height, weight, and other factors to determine whether you are fit for surgery or not. Make sure that you inform your plastic surgeon if you plan on being pregnant because the surgeon might postpone the surgery due to some reasons