Thigh Lift surgery is an excellent way to achieve the thighs you desire, creating a firmer and more attractive upper leg shape. There are many reasons you may be reading this as there are numerous causes for sagging and bulging skin around the thighs that could be affecting you. Some of the most common causes of sagging skin in the thighs are after losing a large amount of weight, as well as through ageing. It’s also possible that the shape of your natural thighs due to fatty deposits etc, isn’t your desired body shape.
As we age, the skin of our thighs loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This is especially true for those who have experienced repeated periods of weight gain and weight loss, where the skin has been stretched multiple times, destroying the elasticity leaving it sagging and loose. Stretched skin is unlikely to shrink back naturally and typically cannot be tightened with diet and exercise, this is a common misconception, surgical intervention may be the only way to deliver your desired results.
This sagging of the skin can cause people to become self-conscious of their body, preventing them from feeling comfortable in many clothes. The thought of exposure in swimwear and even playing in certain sports can feel like a nightmare. There are two main areas where skin sags, the inner thigh and the outer thigh. The sought after ‘Thigh-Gap’ is where the inner thighs are slim and contoured, and the dreaded ‘Saddlebags’ is a term for when your outer thigh has an excess of skin and fat causing you to look much heavier than you actually are.
To achieve that tighter, leaner look to your legs, a thigh lift can be a wonderful solution, so you can feel confident in your body once more.
Thigh lift surgery is a method of body contouring, reducing the amount of excess skin and often fat on the thighs. The procedure can be limited to a single localised area of the thigh or can be extended to include the whole area. It is performed under general anaesthetic and leaves scars hidden as far as possible under the buttock fold or groin.
Your consultant may suggest that you combine the thigh lift procedure with liposuction to remove surplus fat over a wider area and to free up the skin to allow it to be lifted more easily. It’s also possible to combine a thigh lift surgery with a buttock lift or even a knee lift. On the front of the knee, there are generally two bulges, just below the kneecap on the front on either side on which the fat can be removed if that is something you’re concerned about for your over-all look.
Thigh lift surgery is performed as a day case, meaning you will be able to return home after the surgery. You can expect to have reasonable mobility back after a few days, and a return to your full daily activities after 6-8 weeks.
Our highly skilled surgeons offer an advance Scar Aftercare program, so you can ease your mind and focus on enjoying your new svelte, slender thighs instead of worrying about scarring after surgery.
Whatever your reasons for wanting a thigh lift, rest assured you’re in excellent hands here at Cadogan Clinic, where our leading UK surgeons use the most advanced techniques in our state-of-the-art facilities to get you to your desired goals.