The size of the thighs can change significantly with weight gain and loss. For individuals who carry much of their weight in their hips, buttocks and thighs, excessive weight loss can leave loose skin on the upper legs; aging can also impact the laxity of skin on the thighs. If you have saggy or loose skin on your thighs that is impacting the appearance or causing discomfort, a thigh lift may be the right procedure for you. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers thighplasty to tighten loose or saggy skin on the thighs at our clinics in NYC.
Age, weight fluctuations, genetics and other factors can impact the appearance of the thighs. Many people are self-conscious of their thighs due to loose skin, cellulite and other issues that affect the shape and firmness. Exercise can firm the muscle in the thighs, but it cannot change the elasticity of the skin or target fatty tissue left on the thighs. A thigh lift can remove excess skin and tighten the thighs for a more attractive appearance. In some cases, thighplasty can be combined with liposuction and other procedures to improve the shape and size of the thighs.
Thighplasty for Reshaping the Legs
Loose skin on the inner thighs is the most common reason patients seek thighplasty. Women are more prone to fat accumulation on the thighs, but anyone can have loose skin on the thighs if they lose a significant amount of weight. Thighplasty, or a thigh lift, uses incisions along the inner thigh to remove sagging or excess skin. The incision can start at the groin and go down the inner thigh as far as needed to remove the loose skin. Some patients may also need a vertical incision along the groin to remove skin and tighten the upper thighs.
Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing body reshaping procedures like thigh lift surgeries. Dr. Shteynberg can determine the best options for achieving the thigh appearance you desire. If there is fatty tissue or cellulite you want removed at the same time as your thigh lift, liposuction and other procedures can be combined to create the desired shape and firmness for your upper thighs.
If you want to feel more confident in a swimsuit, shorts or skirts, a thigh lift may be the solution to create firmer, shapely upper legs. To learn more about thighplasty and other thigh contouring procedures, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at our Manhattan or Brooklyn office.