Cellulite, commonly known as cottage cheese thighs, can develop in areas around the hips and ruin a great bathing suit body. Even after a healthy diet and exercise, skin can become lax and sag on thighs as well as other prominent areas. Body contouring techniques, such as a thigh lift, can remove sagging skin and smooth out those “cottage cheese” areas. Nothing is more embarrassing after drastic weight gain or weight loss than thighs that look lumpy or wrinkled. Body contouring techniques such as a thigh lift can correct these unsightly problems.
In 2009, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Fact Sheet, more than 8,500 thigh lifts were performed nationwide. This procedure is appropriate for people wishing to achieve a more youthful appearance in the upper legs and body areas. It is important to note that a thigh lift is not the same a liposuction. Liposuction removes excess fat from specific and targeted body areas with good elasticity. A thigh lift is a procedure designed to correct problem areas where the skin has become lax. Therefore simply removing excess fat will not achieve the firm, youthful appearance patients want.
Of course, the key to any successful plastic surgery lies in the mental outlook of the patient. Good candidates for a thigh lift include healthy men and women, non-smokers, who have realistic expectations of their surgical results. Healthy, well-adjusted patients understand that plastic surgery will not change who they fundamentally are as a person. A thigh lift will simply change their appearance and help them to feel better about themselves. During the consultation, your doctor will discuss options and walk you through the procedure and steps to recovery.
Once the lift is complete, your doctor will provide with you with specific instructions to help the surgical wounds heal properly. It is imperative that you follow these instructions precisely. This is a new body for you and post-operative care is essential to your appearance. After a successful thigh lift, you will want to show off your legs and feel great about wearing the newest fashions!