While the primary goal of thigh lift surgery is to remove excess skin and fat from the inner and outer thigh, many patients do report a significant improvement in the appearance of cellulite as well. A smoother, tighter, and more attractively contoured upper leg can be achieved. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs or feel self-conscious when wearing shorts or a bathing suit, keep reading to find out if this procedure might be right for you. During your initial consultation at Iranian Surgery, we can determine if you are a good candidate for thigh contouring, either performed on its own or in combination with other lifting and tightening procedures.
What To Expect When Lifting and Sculpting the Thigh Area
A thigh lift differs somewhat from regular liposuction in that the primary goal is to remove excess skin. A patient might have lost a significant amount of weight and is unhappy with the sagging skin that is left behind. Having said this, the procedure may also be combined with some fat removal to ensure the most aesthetically pleasing result.
Also known as “thighplasty,” this procedure can help patients achieve a slimmer, smoother, and more balanced appearance to the contours of the upper leg. While this is not a cellulite treatment per se, the act of lifting the skin and removing some fat deposits does typically smooth out some of the dimpling that plagues many thighs.
The Effect of Thigh Lift on Cellulite
While you will no doubt notice a smoother and tighter overall skin texture following a thigh lift, this surgery is not intended for patients who are mainly concerned with cellulite and do not have excess skin to worry about. However, if you have a combination of thigh issues (excess skin, excess fat, and cellulite) then this is a treatment that can address all issues very effectively.
During the thigh lift process, the surgeon removes excess skin while tightening the rest. This plastic surgery procedure creates smoother and shapelier thighs and improves the appearance of cellulite. In some cases, it can even make cellulite disappear.
It is relatively easy to determine if the cellulite will be removed during the procedure. People can try lifting up the sagging skin on their thighs. If the cellulite disappears by doing this, it will also likely go away after a thigh lift. However, if the cellulite remains intact, a thigh lift procedure will not remove the cellulite. Still, the lift can tighten the thighs and will likely reduce the appearance of the cellulite.
Types Of Thigh Lifts
People can develop cellulite on any part of their thighs. A plastic surgeon will examine the cellulite and determine the right type of thigh lift for the patient.
Inner thigh lift
It is common for people to have cellulite on their inner thighs. If that is the case, an inner thigh lift might help. The surgeon will make small incisions from the crease between the thigh and groin to the crease by the buttocks. Then, the surgeon will remove excess fat and skin.
Medial thigh lift
People who have cellulite on their inner upper thighs might want to get a medial thigh lift. The surgeon will start the incision at the inside of the thigh and end it at the crease by the buttock.
Vertical thigh lift
Cellulite can be an unfortunate side effect of losing lots of weight. Many people notice that cellulite is much more visible after extreme weight loss, so they choose to get a vertical thigh lift. The incision starts at the crease by the groin and travels down to the inner knee. This allows the surgeon to remove a great deal of skin and stubborn fat.
Spiral thigh lift
Those who have cellulite all over their thighs can consider a spiral thigh lift. This thigh lift targets the inner, outer, front and back of the thighs, allowing the surgeon to sculpt the entire thigh. The incision starts right below the buttock and travels to the crease between the thigh and pubic areas.
About Iranian Surgery
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