Many people are bothered by the appearance of their thighs. The perception that your thighs are fat or flabby may prevent you from feeling comfortable wearing shorts, skirts, dresses, and swimsuits. Both thigh lift surgery and liposuction can enhance the appearance of the thighs so that you can look and feel your best wearing any article of clothing.
Who Needs a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery can eliminate unwanted fat and loose skin from your thighs to make them appear slimmer. There are two types of thigh lifts: the outer thigh lift and the inner thigh lift. The outer thigh lift is appropriate for patients who need both skin and fat removed from their outer thighs and who want to lift their buttocks as well. The inner thigh lift is best for patients who need skin and fat removed from their inner thighs and who want to achieve the coveted thigh gap.
Who Needs Liposuction for the Thighs?
Liposuction removes unwanted fat but does not do anything for sagging skin. In fact, the procedure relies on healthy skin tone to ensure that the results are aesthetically pleasing. Patients who need liposuction are those who wish to eliminate localized fat from the outer or inner thighs. Liposuction can also help create a thigh gap by removing fat from between the thighs.
Choosing Between Them
One of the main differences between these procedures is that while both remove excess fat, thigh lift surgery also trims away excess skin. If you have good skin tone in your thighs but would like to eliminate localized fat, liposuction may be a better option for you. However, if you have poor skin quality and skin sagging in the thigh area (especially due to major weight fluctuations), you will likely need thigh lift surgery to achieve your desired results. Liposuction is used in thigh lift surgery to remove stubborn fat and improve thigh contour. Whichever procedure you choose, thigh lift surgery or liposuction can help you achieve better thigh contours so that you can feel confident about your figure and wear any clothing you want.
If you would like to enhance the appearance of your thighs, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Jazayeri. Dr. Jazayeri can help you determine which procedure will be best for your needs. Call our office at (714) 834-0101 or complete our online contact form to request your free consultation with us today.