Thigh Lift Techniques

By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on March 18, 2013

When you gain a lot of weight and lose a lot of weight, the body can through a lot of major changes. The same can be said about the natural aging process. While it's obvious that the abdominal area will have contouring and shaping issues, what many people don't take into account is that the extremities can similarly be affect. This is especially true of the thighs.

The best way to address sculpting and contouring issues related to thigh contour and appearance is to visit a skilled Edina plastic surgeon for a thigh lift, which we'd like to look at briefly right now.

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is a body sculpting surgery that targets the upper portion of the leg. By removing excess tissue and fat from the inner or outer thigh area, you can achieve attractive, well-sculpted, and toned legs. Your cosmetic plastic surgeon serving Minneapolis will determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery.

Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery

The best candidates for thigh lift surgery are people who face body sculpting and contouring problems related to the appearance of their thighs. These candidates for surgery should be in good overall health and not suffer from any health conditions that would make a surgery risky in any way. It's also important that surgical candidates have realistic expectations about what a thigh lift can achieve.

Procedure for Inner Thigh Lift Surgery

The inner thigh lift is designed to address body contouring issues of the inner thigh. During the surgery, incisions are generally made at the point where the thigh and groin meet. Excess skin and tissue is removed, Edina liposuction is used to remove excess fat, and the skin is sutured tighter for better appearance.

Procedure for Bilateral Thigh Lift Surgery

The bilateral thigh lift is performed to improve the contour of the upper thigh and hip area. Incisions during a bilateral thigh lift are made along the groin and the upper portion of the leg where the bottom of a bathing suit would be located. Excess skin and tissue are removed as needed.

Procedure for Medial Thigh Lift Surgery

Medial thigh lift surgery will address contouring issues with the upper and inner thigh area. The incisions for this kind of thigh lift surgery tend to extend from the groin area to the buttocks. As with the other surgeries, excess and fat are removed as needed to achieve a better appearance.

Other Options for Advanced Body Contouring

Since the thighs aren't the only part of the body that are affected by weight gain, weight loss, and aging, there are many other body contouring and sculpting surgery options out there for other parts of the body. Whether it's the abdominal area, the chest, the upper arms, or the neckline, a surgeon can help you achieve that great body shape that you have always wanted.

Learn More About Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Treatment

For more information about various body sculpting and body contouring and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our Edina, MN cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve an excellent appearance.

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