Losing a considerable amount of weight requires hard work and discipline even if you had medical help along the way. Looking your best once the weight is shed should be your reward – with all the work you’ve put into losing weight and becoming healthy, you deserve to have a body you can show off and be proud of.
After major weight loss or with aging and gravity, people often experience significant pockets of excess skin along their buttocks and thighs. Not only is this excess skin unsightly, it can also hinder physical activity and can cause hygiene problems. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, can restore shape and contours to your lower body, allowing you to move freely and wear shorts or skirts without caution or embarrassment.
A thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the thigh and buttock area while lifting and re-draping the skin for a more contoured appearance. It is performed under general anesthesia and usually on an outpatient basis. Finally, your thighs will appear smoother, tighter and more contoured.
Ask your plastic surgeon for other appropriate alternatives, risks and possible outcomes. They should welcome questions about his/her professional qualifications and questions regarding costs and payment. Your plastic surgeon should not pressure you or brainwash you to perform other procedures and should advise you well enough so you can make an informed final decision.