Weight loss and aging can do a number on our bodies. While there are many benefits to both, one negative is skin laxity. Excess skin around your thighs can be embarrassing, and there’s not much you can do to eliminate it. That’s why more patients are interested in the thigh lift (thighplasty) procedure. In some cases a thighlift combined with liposuction may be necessary. Frederic H. Corbin, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon with two locations in Beverly Hills and Brea (Orange County), can walk you through the best option for you.
For patients who may not have heard of a thighplasty before, this procedure can helps remove excess skin. A thighplasty is ideal for patients who have extreme laxity in their thighs from weight loss or aging. This laxity of the skin can be very uncomfortable in the thigh regions, as they can rub together, thus causing chafing and discomfort. A thighplasty removes excessive skin, minimizing this discomfort.
Many patients wonder if they should opt for a thigh lift along with their liposuction procedure. Dr. Corbin advises that while the thigh lift removes excess skin, liposuction is geared toward patients with excess fat and minimal skin laxity. However, in some cases, where the potential patient has excess fat associated with skin laxity, a thighplasty plus liposuction may be the best option. Dr. Corbin can offer valuable advice during your initial consultation to help you decide the best option for you.
A thigh lift can be directed at the medial thighs, lateral thighs, or both. It should be noted that the lateral thigh lift is a big operation that requires longer incisions, longer surgery time, and a longer recovery time. During surgery, discreet incisions will be made to the locations Dr. Corbin determines with you during your consultation.
Are you wondering if you’re a desirable candidate for a thigh lift, plus liposuction? Take a look at the following criteria:
- You are following a healthy diet and exercise plan
- You’re in generally good health with no health conditions
- You’ve lost a considerable amount of weight, and would like the excess skin around your thighs removed
It’s important to note that the thigh lift is not performed for weight loss reasons. We encourage patients to naturally lose as much weight as possible before considering this surgery.
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