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 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.