Do you wish your thighs looked more toned? With age, it’s perfectly normal for parts of your body to look lumpy or dimpled.

Sagging skin can also affect people of all ages, and while it’s harmless, it can affect your self-confidence. You may feel like you look older or more out of shape than you are.

It can also be frustrating when you work hard to stay fit and healthy but can’t get your thighs to look as toned as you think they should. Being toned and slim can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin.

However, excess skin and fat around the thighs may not budge even after consistent diet and exercise. The good news is that you can still get the toned look you want.

A thigh lift can make your upper leg area look smoother and more toned, helping you feel more confident about your overall appearance. Keep reading to discover how you can look more toned after a thigh lift and if it may be the right cosmetic procedure for you!

What is a Thigh Lift?

Also called a thighplasty, a thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the thighs. It primarily removes skin, although you can pair a thigh lift with liposuction to remove stubborn excess fat.

Dr. Nicolas Villanustre at Reflections at St. Luke’s can perform the procedure to treat your inner thighs, outer thighs, or both. A thigh light is a minimally invasive procedure with excellent outcomes.

Most patients love their results and are more confident after having a thigh lift.

Reasons to Have a Thigh Lift

The primary reason to get a thigh lift is to treat sagging skin around the thighs. Your skin may sag for several reasons.

The most common reason is poor skin elasticity, which is often a simple side effect of aging. But your skin may also lack elasticity due to having excess skin after weight loss.

A thigh lift is not suitable for patients with excess skin or fat that can be targeted by diet and exercise. Thighplasty and liposuction are only for patients with excess skin or fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise.

If you’re more active and like to work out but aren’t seeing the results you want around your thighs, it could be because of poor skin elasticity. If so, you may be a great candidate for a thighplasty.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

If you have sagging skin around the outside or inside of your thighs that haven’t responded to diet and exercise, you will likely be a good candidate for a thigh lift. However, anyone considering this procedure needs to be in good health.

You also can’t be pregnant or nursing and shouldn’t be a smoker. Another essential qualification for a thigh lift is being a stable weight. Before having a thigh lift, you shouldn’t gain or lose significant weight after surgery, as it can affect the results.

Before having a thigh lift, you should be able to maintain a stable body weight. If you’re unable to maintain a stable weight, you may want to consider another procedure or get your weight under control first.

What to Expect During a Thigh Lift

Dr. Villanustre will perform an inner thigh lift with an extension into the groin. He can also combine liposuction with a thigh lift, depending on your unique needs. Combining a thigh lift with liposuction helps patients have more contoured and refined upper legs.

The procedure usually takes a few hours. It uses a combination of general and local anesthesia to keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

During a thighplasty, Dr. Villanustre will create incisions, remove excess skin and fat, and reshape your thighs. He will strategically place the incisions to minimize signs of visible scarring, and he may insert drains as needed.

Results After a Thigh Lift

Most patients start noticing thigh lift results fairly quickly after the procedure. However, the final results of a thigh lift may only become apparent once your thighs have fully healed.

There is a recovery period after the procedure. During the recovery period, you’ll need to bandage your thighs and limit how much physical activity you participate in.

However, once your thighs finish healing, they’ll look and feel smoother and more toned. Thigh lifts have lasting results as well.

As long as you maintain a stable body weight and stay healthy and fit, your thighs will look toned for years and years to come. You may notice that the skin around your thighs starts to sag and develop cellulite as you age.

But you can maintain the results of a thigh lift by following an effective fitness routine and using good skincare. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your thighs, you owe it to yourself to consider a thigh lift.

The procedure can help you look more toned and, more importantly, feel more comfortable in your skin. Take the next step towards feeling better about your thighs and yourself by requesting your appointment at Reflections at St. Luke’s in Clearwater, FL, today! Don’t you deserve to love yourself and feel good about who you are, inside and out?