How to Tighten Loose or Saggy Skin on Thighs

How to tighten loose skin on thighs

The many benefits, both physical and psychological, of weight loss surgery were revealed in a study published earlier this year – those surveyed reported greater physical health, more energy and less body pain. However, many men and women who experience significant weight loss often have mixed feelings when they achieve their goal weight.

While there are many physical advantages to significant weight loss and the diabetes patients involved in the most recent study experienced a marked improvement in their symptoms, most people are left with sagging skin and – due to gravity – the inner and outer thighs are a common concern. Unfortunately, there’s no diet, exercise routine or magic cream that can tighten this loose skin on thighs and thigh lift surgery is often your only option.

How to tighten saggy skin on thighs naturally

As mentioned, you can’t eliminate the saggy skin on your thighs naturally, but there are exercises you can do which can build muscle – and that will help to improve the overall appearance. Leg workouts will include exercises like lunges, squats and step-ups.

Invest in a skin-firming moisturiser

Firming creams are a good at-home remedy for skin tightening. Opt for a cream that contains retinoids and hyaluronic acid as these will improve skin health and increase firmness.

Maintain a regular workout regime

Regular exercise promotes skin tightening on the thighs and choosing the right types of exercise can make all the difference. Mixing mid-intensity workouts that stimulate collagen production and strength training that replaces fat with muscle will help achieve a firmer, toned look.

Get a massage regularly

Massaging sagging skin increases blood flow to the area, which triggers an anti-aging response. Using circular motions helps promote the production of elastin and collagen, which both prevents and treats loose skin. 

Eat healthy

Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet improves skin tightness, with certain nutrients such as vitamin C, copper and zinc being key in collagen synthesis. Enhancing your diet with the right types of food will support healthy skin. 

How a thigh lift tightens loose skin

Even men and women who haven’t undergone bariatric surgery, can find their thighs no longer looking smooth and taut as levels of collagen and elastin in the skin naturally deplete as we get older.

Mr Alex Karidis will often combine a thigh lift with liposuction to eliminate any unwanted fat as well as remove excess skin. His aim is to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the thigh that is firmer to the touch with smoother, tighter skin.

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and incisions are made either on the inside or outside of the thigh, positioned in the buttock fold or groin where possible to be least visible when healed. Excess skin is removed and the thigh reshaped before the skin is sutured.

An ideal candidate for a thigh lift is at or near their ideal body weight but has loose skin on thighs to excise. Excess fat deposits can also be removed to produce a more pleasing shape to the lower body. To find out if you are suitable for this procedure, call us on 0207 432 8727  to arrange a consultation with Mr Alex Karidis. If you’re experiencing sagging skin on your knees too, we also offer knee liposuction which targets and eliminates fat deposits on the inner knee.