Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and fat on the body may be excited to show off their new look, but stop when they notice the excess skin that remains. In situations such as this, patients of the Dallas, TX area may want to contact Dr. Rachel Walker, plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas to discuss the benefits of the thigh lift procedure.
Understanding the thigh lift
A thigh lift is the removal of excess skin and fat in the area. It is often achieved by first removing any excess fat the remains with liposuction. Liposuction is the manual removal of fat through a tube-like device called a cannula. The cannula is run under the skin to remove unwanted fat, suctioning it out into a canister for disposal. After this has been done, any excess skin is removed and the incision point is sutured to complete the process.
What happens if I’ve lost weight and don’t need fat removal?
A thigh lift is still appropriate. This procedure would focus more on skin removal than fat reduction, and may eliminate the need for liposuction altogether. The procedure is often done to remove skin that may be sagging and causing problems for the patient, especially after extreme weight loss has occurred. It may include the outer and inner thighs, depending on their needs.
Am I a good candidate for a thigh lift procedure?
Maybe you’ve been considering the thigh lift and you’re not sure if you are a viable candidate. By calling Dr. Rachel Walker at the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas, you can book a consultation to find out. The best candidates for treatment are those with:
- Stable weight
- Excess soft tissue in the thigh
- No addiction to smoking
- Dedication to a healthy lifestyle
- No medical conditions that can hinder surgery
Discuss the benefits of the thigh lift with Dr. Rachel Walker today!
Patients considering a thigh lift or other cosmetic surgeries in the Dallas, TX are welcome to book an appointment at the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas by calling (972) 661-5077. This is the first step for making a change and achieving a body you are excited with! The office is located at 6190 LBJ Freeway, Suite #500 of Dallas.