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Thigh Lift or Thigh Liposuction: Which is for You?

Posted on March 29, 2016 by - Body Contouring, Body Procedures, Liposuction

shutterstock_88118581Do you have sagging or dimpled skin on your thighs as a result of losing a lot of weight or just plain getting a little older? If so, there are ways to restore firmness to your thighs so that you can again wear shorts and skirts with confidence. Many people considering plastic surgery to correct this problem wonder if thigh lift or liposuction would be a better choice. Though these procedures are sometimes combined to achieve the best results, often one or the other is recommended based on the patient’s needs and goals.  Dr. Carlos Chacon discusses each procedure and when one may be a better option over the other.

What a Thigh Lift Helps

Thigh lift surgery, or thighplasty, is a procedure used to correct loose, sagging skin and extra fat stored on the thighs. This effect is often a result of losing skin elasticity during the aging process, though it can also be the result of significant weight loss. A thigh lift, which can be performed on the inner or outer thighs, or both, involves incisions made either along the inside of the thigh or over each hip bone, depending on where most of the hanging skin and excess fat resides. At times, liposuction may also be used if there is a larger amount of excess fat to remove. Typically, though, a thigh lift (whether in combination with liposuction or not) is used to trim loose, hanging skin on the thighs in order to achieve a smoother, tauter thigh contour.

When Liposuction is the Better Option

If a patient is unhappy with the size of their thighs as a result of excess fat bulges, whether on the inner or outer thighs, but doesn’t have drooping, loose skin on their thighs, then liposuction may be the better option. Liposuction is used primarily to remove excess fat stores from the “problem areas” of the body, including the thighs. When a patient has extra fat in this area, but still has good skin elasticity, liposuction can be used to reduce the size of the thighs and give them a more defined look. At Divino Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chacon offers traditional and laser liposuction, or SmartLipo, in order to achieve an improved body contour.

Want Sexier Thighs? Call Divino!

As you can see, there are more than a few procedures we can use at Divino Plastic Surgery in order to give you the slim and sexy thighs you’re after. For more information on thigh lift surgery and liposuction, and to find out which fits your needs the best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chacon by calling (858) 633-7546.