The body’s natural aging process or significant weight loss can result in excess skin around the inner and outer thighs andor knees. Excess skin may, in turn, result in chafing and lead to discomfort. Some patients opt for the procedure to gain more shapeliness in the lower body area and to feel more comfortable wearing pants, swimsuits or shorts.
Thigh lifts are often combined with liposuction to target both the excess sagging skin and the fat deposits on the thighs. They can also be combined with radiofrequency microneedling treatments, such as Morpheus8, to further reshape and smoothen the skin. Morpheus8 Body targets the superficial adipose tissues and deep dermis, stimulating your body’s production of collagen, giving your skin a tighter, more youthful appearance.
A minimally-invasive alternative to a traditional thigh lift is a BodyTite procedure, a radiofrequency technology that simultaneously removes fat and tightens the skin. BodyTite can be used alone or combined with traditional thigh lift procedures to shorten the length of the scars.
These various options can be discussed in consultation with Dr. Gilardino in order to determine which one would be best suited for your specific needs and goals