- Cosmetic Surgery
- Minor Ops
This operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic and involves removing excess skin along the inner thighs and then suturing the incision site back together. This treatment is very often combined with liposuction to achieve optimal contours and often to reduce the size of the outer thigh or saddle-bag area. Due to the large area covered and the length of wound, the procedure can be time-consuming and can take up to two hours to complete. The incision is stitched with dissolvable stitches and surgical tapes are applied as well as bandages which are placed around the thighs to increase compression.
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 loss in which the skin has been stretched multiple times. Stretched skin is unlikely to shrink naturally and typically cannot be tightened with diet and exercise, instead requiring surgical intervention to deliver a pleasing solution.Go to Treatment