If you have bulges of fat around the thigh area and you have not been able to eliminate them with diet and exercise, then you may consider a thigh lift. A thigh lift is meant to tighten the skin, improve the contour of the thighs, and remove fat, and it can be done with or without liposuction.
Skin laxity around the thighs may be due to aging, or in some cases, it may be the result of weight variations. However, it is often difficult to tone the thighs, as they don’t respond very well to spot exercises. That’s why many women opt to do a thigh lift, to smooth and tone the skin in that part of the body.
A thigh lift can be done with or without liposuction; it all depends on the amount of fat that needs to be eliminated. During a typical thigh lift, some amount of fat will be removed, however if there is a lot of fat involved, then your plastic surgeon may recommend doing a liposuction at the same time.
When to do lipo with a thigh Lift
Liposuction should be done with a thigh lift if:
- There is a significant amount of fat in the thigh region that needs to be removed.Liposuction will help to ensure that the skin is smooth and even in tone after the procedure.
- You have pockets of fat on your thighs that programs of dieting and exercise have failed to reduce. Liposuction will sculpt the thigh to create a trimmer, sleeker appearance.
If you need to tighten and lift your lower body, then you may consider having a thigh lift. However, check with your plastic surgeon to determine if it should be done with or without liposuction.