Problems like lax, hanging skin, poor thigh contour, a disproportionate overall appearance, and stubborn fat that just won’t respond to traditional methods of weight loss (like diet and exercise) can be extremely irritating and embarrassing for people who deal with them. Lax, sagging skin often occurs after massive weight loss or as we age. These factors can cause the skin to lose elasticity, making it unable to retract and tighten as it normally would. Skin that will not retract hangs and drapes, hiding normal contours and muscle tone of the body. For these kinds of problems, surgery is often the only effective solution for improving the appearance of the thighs.
A thigh lift (thighplasty) is a thigh reshaping surgery that can resolve sagging skin, fatty deposits, and improve the overall appearance of the thighs. The surgery can address the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both. While some people seek cosmetic improvement of the thighs with liposuction to remove excess fat, a thigh lift is a different procedure altogether, addressing every aspect of the thigh’s aesthetics—skin, fat, and overall shape.