A person’s upper legs are very susceptible to the effects of the aging process. Your thighs accumulate cellulite, fat cells, and loose skin very easily, making you look out of shape and older than you actually are. Sagging thighs can also make you more self-conscious about your looks.

People can often tone their thighs through regular exercise and a good diet. However, everyone’s body is different, and stubborn fat and sagging skin don’t always respond to these methods. Thankfully, thighplasty surgery is an extremely effective way of correcting these problems.

What Is Thighplasty Surgery?

Thighplasty surgery, more commonly known as a thigh lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the thighs. This is achieved by decreasing the excessive fat and skin in your thighs, which makes your skin smoother and more proportionate to the rest of your body.

Different Types of Thighplasty Surgery

There are several types of thighplasty available, and the right choice for you will depend on the amount and location of excess tissue in the thighs. Here are two thighplasty options:

Bilateral Thigh Lift
Often referred to as “outer thigh lift,” a bilateral thigh lift is used tighten the tissue outside and in front of the leg. This technique helps in lifting the buttocks as well as the thigh.

Medial Thigh Lift
This technique is used to reduce fat and skin from the upper inner thigh. It’s designed for people who have undergone acute weight loss and want the remaining excess skin to be removed.

Benefits of Thighplasty Surgery

Some of the benefits that you may gain by coming in for this surgery include:

• Improved confidence and self-esteem
• More youthful and slim appearance
• Long-lasting results
• Increased clothing options
• Lowered risk of skin irritation and infection
• Additional weight loss with removal of bulky excess skin
• Personal hygiene becomes easier
• Daily activity becomes easier, improving quality of life
• Exercising becomes easier

The surgery takes two to three hours to be completed. A point to be noted is that thighplasty isn’t just for people who have lost a lot of weight – it’s for anyone who wants to make their thighs tighter.

Reshape Those Thighs

If you are unhappy with the amount of fat and excess skin on your thighs, it’s time to make an important change. Contact our office and set up an appointment for an informative thighplasty consultation.

During your consultation with Dr. Elias Gikas, an experienced and skilled board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Chicago area, you’ll find out more about the thigh lift procedure. This will include preparation, the details of the surgery itself, and post-operative care directions that can help you avoid any complications with the healing process.

It’s important to be honest and direct in terms of your aesthetic goals with the thigh lift, as this will make it easier for Dr. Gikas to help you achieve them. You’ll be able to see before-and-after photos of patients who have received the surgery, and Dr. Gikas can answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.