Thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and is usually performed on patients who have lost a large amount of weight, naturally or after bariatric surgery. Excess skin sometimes causes not only an unsightly appearance but also health problems (produces excessive sweating, folliculitis, makes walking difficult). It is also indicated when you want to outline the shape of the thighs.
In patients who have lost weight after bariatric surgery, excess skin is common throughout the whole body. In this situation, a therapeutic plan can be made, in stages, associated with several types of surgical procedures (abdominoplasty, arm lift, circumferential body lift, mastopexy, etc.)
Thigh lift can be combined with liposuction for better results.
The reasons why it is recommended are:
- when the skin has lost its elasticity and is in excess;
- liposuction removes localized adipose tissue, but cannot remove excess skin. The lift procedure is recommended to mould the shape of the thighs de lifting;
- to remove excess fat;
- for women who want to have more supple thighs.