If sagging or loose skin in the thighs concerns you and limits your choices in fashion, you may want to consider a procedure known as the thighplasty.
In small areas of laxity, such as the central thigh immediately above the knee, it is possible to use Ulthera, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, to promote skin tightening and many clients are satisfied with this result.
The Medial Thighplasty may performed in one of several ways. In the most basic form, the thigh may be sculpted using liposuction alone. Using the principles of High Definition lipo-sculpting, Power Assisted Liposuction (PALS) is used to gently remove excess or troublesome fat to restore a youthful contour to the medial thigh. At the same time, attractive muscle groups in the front of the thigh may be framed to improve definition.
In cases where the excess medial thigh tissue exceeds the capabilities of lipo-sculpting alone, a surgical medial thigh lift may be performed. The incision is strategically placed at the top of the medial thigh where it is not visible when wearing bathing suit bottoms. The excess skin is recruited in a superior direction and removed thus restoring a youthful and smoother contour to the thigh.
In cases of profound weight loss where there is a redundancy of excess skin, a lengthwise medial thigh incision is recommended. The incision extends from the groin to the knee along the medial thigh and is not visible with the client standing in a neutral position. This latter approach is reserved for clients who have experienced weight loss as a result of gastric bypass surgery.
One should consider thighplasty for the following reasons:
- General dissatisfaction with the appearance of the thighs
- A desire for improved definition of the thigh
- Excess skin in the medial thigh immediately above the knee
- Redundant skin after profound weight loss resulting in chaffing
In order to determine which form of rejuvenation of the thigh is best for you, please arrange for a personal consultation at the Reddy Aesthetic Institute.