Thigh lift

Am I a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

After losing a lot of weight, you may find that various areas of your body have excess skin. One area commonly affected is the thighs. Sagging and wrinkling skin on your thighs can make you feel uncomfortable. It can rub together, causing pain and discomfort. A thigh lift is an effective solution that can tighten up the skin and contour your upper legs. Here is what you need to know.

What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing fat from the inner thigh (medial) or outer thigh (bilateral). The latter procedure can also lessen fat near your backside and waist. A thigh lift can treat sagging and loose skin and cellulite to prevent chafing and create a more contoured look that better fits your body aesthetics.

Thigh lifts often leave scars, with the placement varying depending on where you receive the procedure. However, Dr. George P. Chatson usually places incisions along the groin area or in distinct locations to ensure they are not as visible. Patients who undergo thigh lift surgery often express that they feel more confident in their appearance and more comfortable in their bodies.

Who Is the Right Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

Most people who consider a thigh lift have recently lost a lot of weight, such as from bariatric surgery. With that being said, you must have achieved your goal weight, with no plans to drop more pounds, to be a good candidate for this procedure. Additionally, it is important that you have maintained your weight for a year or longer.

Having diabetes or other medical conditions that impact your ability to heal may prevent you from getting this surgery. However, it is best to discuss with health history and candidacy with our team to ensure you will receive all of the benefits that this surgery can provide. Additionally, it is important that you are a non-smoker, as this can impact your body’s ability to heal, which could lead to complications.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Thigh lifts can improve your self-confidence and everyday quality of life. George P. Chatson, M.D., offers body and facial cosmetic surgery, including thigh lifts, in Nashua, New Hampshire and North Andover, Massachusetts.

Get started now by calling 603-294-4189 for our Nashua office and 978-528-1174 for our North Andover office to schedule an appointment to see if this surgery is right for you.

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