Who is a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery? By Gregory Mesna on October 20, 2016

A woman pinching the back of her thighSo many people from the greater Minneapolis area stop by the practice asking about body sculpting and contouring procedures. These kinds of surgeries help remove loose or flabby skin, and even tighten wrinkled skin along the stomach, flanks, and other problem areas.

Thigh lift surgery (thighplasty) is one of the great body contouring procedures we offer. Let's take a moment to consider who would benefit most fro undergoing a thigh lift.

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a type of body contouring surgery that is performed to improve the overall appearance of upper legs. During a thigh lift, excess skin and tissue is removed, and the underlying structures of the leg are carefully adjusted.

After undergoing a thigh lift, patients will experience less drooping and sagging of the thighs, tighter skin, better overall tone and definition of the thighs, and the elimination of stretchmarks.

General Candidacy for Thigh Lift Surgery

Good candidates for thigh lift surgery are people who have cosmetic issues that affect the overall appearance of their thighs. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from serious medical conditions that would make body contouring surgeries a risk to overall wellness.

Ideal After Major Weight Loss

When a person loses a lot of wright, they will experience major changes in overall skin laxity. This includes loose skin, sagging skin, and stretchmarks. These problems can only be resolved through skin tightening surgery alone.

After major weight loss, the thighs can be drastically altered due to loose skin, which is why a thigh lift is a great option.

Excellent for Drooping and Sagging from Advanced Age

In addition to major weight loss, the skin of the thighs will often droop and sag as a result of advanced age. In order to reduce the looseness of the skin from middle age and old age, a thigh lift really can work wonders.

Part of Total Body Lift Procedures

Major weight loss can affect different parts of the body. The abdominal area, the thighs, the arms, the chest, and even parts of the face may be adversely affected when you lose a lot of weight. This is why people may undergo a total body lift, which removes all of that excess skin to enhance body contour. A thigh lift is an important part of these procedures.

Understanding Risks and Benefits

Before you undergo any sort of surgery, it's very important that you understand the risks and benefits involved. By knowing the risks, you can prepare yourself for surgery properly and know what to look out for as you recover. This is an important part of preventing serious complications.

Having Realistic Expectations

Patients really should have realistic expectations going into any sort of surgical procedure. Knowing about healing times, side effects, and the nature of post-surgical scarring are all keys to being happy and confident with your choice to get surgery.

Learn More About Thigh Lift Surgery

For more information about thigh lift surgery and your many other options for advanced body contouring and sculpting, be sure to contact our advanced plastic surgery center today. The entire team at Mesna Plastic Surgery looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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