What is a thigh reduction surgery?
Thighs can be a problematic area for many people, particularly due to the ageing process. Thighs also have that infamous reputation for being a stubborn area to reduce when it comes to diet and exercise. This can ring true for those who have undergone a dramatic weight loss – the thigh area may simply be resistant to your exercise efforts.
The truth about diet and exercise is that you cannot “spot reduce.” You cannot decide on a particular area of your body that will shed weight by means of exercise. People who have a particular area of concern would naturally find this fact of exercise to be especially frustrating.
Not only this, but fat cells, cellulite, and excess skin can accumulate on the thighs, which gives the appearance of being heavier, older, and less fit than you actually are. Sagging skin on the thighs can also make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. While it is indeed possible to achieve great results with vigorous exercise and a healthy diet, some people find it particularly difficult to tone their thighs.
Fortunately, plastic surgery in the form of a thigh reduction can provide a solution to this problem. This procedure is a great way to achieve firmer and more attractive upper legs. It is especially helpful for those who struggle with loose, excess skin as a result of weight loss. A thigh reduction surgery involves the removal excess skin, fat, and tissue to tone and refine the upper legs.
Is a thigh reduction for me?
If your thighs sag, a thigh reduction surgery can help give you to achieve a trimmer appearance. Many patients are simply looking to improve the appearance of their thighs are good candidates for this procedure, however, it is necessary that you meet certain requirements to qualify for this surgery. Typically, you will be eligible for a thigh lift if you:
- Are at a stable weight: You should only opt for this procedure if you are at your goal weight and have managed to maintain it. Any further weight loss weight could cause your thigh tissue to droop again and gaining weight after your surgery will simply diminish the purpose of surgically reducing your thighs.
- Are in good general health: your overall health will need to be evaluated before undergoing this procedure. Your surgeon may chat to you about your medical history to ensure that everything is under control and that you’re good to go. Chronic conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes could compromise your ability to adequately recover or safely go under the necessary anaesthesia or sedation.
- Have realistic expectations of the surgery: when it comes to the results of your thigh reduction surgery, you need to be realistic. Your surgeon will likely explain to you what you can expect. If this does not suit you, this procedure may not be the best option for you.
- Can commit to a healthy lifestyle: As mentioned before, gaining weight after this procedure can defeat its purpose. Making a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and exercise can help you to preserve the results of your thigh reduction.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss outcomes and candidacy with you to ensure that you are on the right page with regards to understanding all that is necessary about thigh reduction surgeries. If your thighs are a problematic area for you – this may be the answer.