Maybe you never gained a pound in your life, yet you still dislike the size or shape of your thighs. Or you might struggle with bulges of thigh fat that cause chafing or make you embarrassed to wear shorts.
No matter what you don’t like about your thighs, chances are a thigh lift can solve the problem. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, board-certified plastic surgeon Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, has helped many women regain confidence in their appearance by reshaping and tightening their thighs.
Here are the top five reasons people seek our expertise performing thigh lifts.
You can put in the hard work to lose weight and tone your muscles and still be stuck with extra fat on your thighs. No amount of diet and exercise can make fat leave a specific part of your body, and sometimes pockets of fat stick around even when you’re happy with your weight.
During a thigh lift, we use liposuction to carefully remove excess fat on your thighs and create the shape you desire. Keep in mind that a thigh lift is not a weight loss procedure, so you need to be near your healthy weight first. During your consultation, we talk with you about the changes you want to make and determine if a thigh lift is the best approach.
Loose, hanging skin is a common thigh problem, especially after losing weight. Excess fat overstretches the tissues that normally give your skin strength and resilience. After you lose weight, the skin can’t retract and tighten, which leaves you with extra, sagging skin.
People who never gained a pound in their life can have the same problem as they get older. You can’t stop the natural aging process, which leads to weak, thin skin. Before you know it, you have unattractive loose skin on your thighs. During a thigh lift, we remove extra skin and tighten the remaining skin, giving you shapely, firm thighs.
Chafing occurs when skin rubs against skin or against clothing. As a result, your skin turns red and sore. You may also develop painful blisters, a rash, or infection.
Anyone can struggle with thigh chafing, even when thigh size isn’t a problem. Many runners experience severe thigh chafing even after they try longer shorts, powder, or anti-chafing products.
However, thigh chafing is a daily problem if your inner thighs are large enough to rub against one another every time you walk. When everyday activities cause chafing, or if you stop going out for walks due to thigh discomfort, a thigh lift can help.
Your self-image and overall confidence take a significant hit when you don’t like one part of your body. Beyond stubborn fat and loose skin, you may be unhappy with other aspects of your thighs, including their general shape or the lack of a thigh gap.
Some people seek a thigh lift because they want to look better in the styles they enjoy or they want to be comfortable in a pants size. Nothing is worse than skinny jeans that fit your waist and ankles, but barely squeeze over your thighs.
A thigh lift may not be appropriate if your only problem is cellulite. However, if you also have excess fat or loose skin, we can diminish the appearance of cellulite during your thigh lift.
Cellulite can affect people who are thin or normal weight because everyone has a natural layer of fat. Your natural fat, as well as extra fat from gaining weight, gets caught between the fibers connecting your skin to its supporting structures. That’s when you develop the characteristic dimply look of cellulite.
We perform every thigh lift with an artistic approach that creates the thighs you envision. To learn more about the procedure and how it can help you, call Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, or book an appointment online today.