One of the hottest trends that all celebs post on social media is the “Thigh Gap”. What is it and how can I get it? Usually the result of weight loss, decrease in skin elasticity or excessive exposure to the sun, some women can find themselves with loose and saggy skin in the upper thigh area. Removing this excess skin results in firmer, more attractive upper legs with a more pleasing contour. Prior to thigh lift surgery, many women complain of irritation caused by the excess skin rubbing together. Once the excess skin is removed, most report an increase in self-confidence and a willingness to wear clothing they once avoided.
For those complaining of excess skin on the outer thighs, the Lateral Thigh Lift treats this area by tightening the skin on the front and sides of the leg, helping to eradicate the dreaded “saddlebags”. The inner, or Medial Thigh Lift, addresses excessive skin on the inner thigh and helps prevent the upper thighs from touching (Thigh Gap!), in addition to contouring the thighs in general.
Surgical thigh lift procedures improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess skin is removed and dimpled, irregular skin can be improved. Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. As each patient has a different amount of skin to be removed as well as different body proportions, the procedures Dr. Ashpole performs for body contouring vary. At your consultation, he will discuss with you your desired results and recommend a surgical plan to help achieve them.
Body contouring is appropriate for people who are of stable weight that is reasonably proportionate to their height and body frame. Thigh lift procedures may be performed on adults of any age who have realistic goals in mind for improvement of their body contour.