Many people spend long hours in the gym or involved in some kind of exercise in order to get toned, sculpted legs. Not only do they want to feel strong when they walk, run or engage in other activities, but they want their legs to be attractive.
Some individuals are not able to achieve firm, youthful-looking legs simply by dieting and exercise. They may have excess skin and fat that they are simply not able to get rid of. A thigh lift may be just what is needed to help them eliminate loose and stretched leg skin.
The Best Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery
The best candidates for thigh lift surgery are individuals who enjoy relatively good health. They must not have any medical conditions that would impair healing, or that would increase their risk of surgery and must have relatively stable weight.
They should be individuals who have excess soft tissue that runs along with their inner and outer thighs. They are individuals who are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle, including eating properly and getting enough exercise. Part of living a healthy lifestyle includes not smoking.
Many individuals who have lost large amounts of weight use thigh lift surgery as a way to help them get rid of excess skin that hangs on their thighs. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with thigh lift surgery. However, it is usually not recommended for individuals who are excessively overweight and would need a large amounts of fat removed.
The Thigh Lift Surgery Procedure
Thigh lift surgery involves basic steps. First, medications and anesthesia are administered in order for you to feel comfortable during the procedure. We will discuss if general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is best for you. The thigh is then reshaped and tightened.
The Healing Process
Patients will immediately notice that their legs are tighter and smoother. However, the healing process may take several weeks. We will give you instructions on which kind of medications to take, bandages to use and what kind of follow-up care will be necessary. Following our instructions will be key to making sure you heal properly and experience no complications.
Enjoying the Results
After you have healed, you will enjoy shapely legs that are not burdened down by excessive skin and fat. You will feel great about how they look in form-fitting clothes and will feel happy to show off your legs. You will feel stronger while exercising and experience higher self-esteem.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Located in Baton Rouge, the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD proudly offers thigh lift procedures as an effective way for women to finally say goodbye to excess leg skin. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.