Posted December 11, 2022 in Body Contouring
Weight loss is a tremendous accomplishment that improves your health and gives people more confidence in their bodies, but many men and women struggle with skin changes after shrinking down a few sizes. Skin loses elasticity with age and weight gain and can’t snap back to conform to the slimmer body shape. Sagging skin around the inner or outer thighs is common after weight loss and requires surgical removal.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers weight loss patients a variety of lift procedures, including thigh lifts, to eliminate loose skin tissue and reveal the body contour patients have worked hard to achieve with diet and exercise.
What Is Thigh Lift?
Dr. Scott Green tailors lift procedures to each patient. He may recommend an inner (anterior) or outer (lateral) thigh lift, depending on where your sagging skin is located. The inner thigh lift involves incisions from the groin to the buttock crease or may extend down to the knee for severely loose skin. The short groin and buttock incisions can be concealed with undergarments or swimwear. Dr. Green may utilize liposuction to remove residual fat pockets in the thighs to enhance results. Sections of loose skin tissue are surgically removed for a smoother thigh contour. The outer thigh lift may utilize similar incisions and may lift the buttocks.
Patients will notice a better thigh contour almost immediately after their thigh lift. However, it may take a few months for the swelling to go down and reveal the full results. Men and women who maintain a stable weight and good exercise routine enjoy long-lasting outcomes.
Candidates for Thigh Lift
The thigh lift process starts with an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Green. He will evaluate your skin laxity and recommend a surgical approach to meet your cosmetic goals. People who have maintained a stable weight for at least six months and struggle with excess skin tissue along their inner or outer thighs are often good candidates for thigh lift. However, you need to be in good overall health, a non-smoker and have a positive outlook for your results.
Why Choose Dr. Scott Green in Sacramento and Granite Bay
Thigh lift offers smoother skin and a more proportionate thigh contour, giving you the taut figure you’ve worked hard to reach. The plastic surgeon you choose is a critical decision that will impact your results and safety. Dr. Green is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is dedicated to his craft and implements advanced techniques and technologies at his practice, helping countless patients reach their body goals with thigh lift and other lift procedures.
If you struggle with sagging skin after weight loss, contact Dr. Green in Sacramento and Granite Bay, California, at (916) 929-1833 or fill out our online contact form.