Thigh Lift vs. Thigh Liposuction: Let's Compare These Procedures By Kenneth Smart Jr. on May 31, 2016

A woman's lower bodyDr. Ken Smart has built a strong reputation. His cosmetic plastic surgery center has helped people throughout the Dallas area look and feel great about themselves. This is thanks to his fully tailored approach to every procedure, such as body contouring surgeries for loose skin and unwanted fat.

On the note of body contouring surgery, a number of patients have asked us about the thigh lift surgery recently and how it compares to liposuction on the thighs. Let's contrast and compare the two right now.

What Is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift refers to a surgery that helps reduce drooping and sagging of the thighs related to excessive weight loss, advanced age, and other factors. The thigh lift can target the inner thighs, the outer thighs, and even the hip area. Incisions are carefully hidden along the groin and the lines of undergarments, with surgeries carefully tailored to meet patient's needs.

Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift

The best candidates for thigh lift surgery are people who face body contouring and skin laxity issues related to weight loss, childbirth, or the natural aging process. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from adverse medical conditions that would make any body contouring surgeries a potential health hazard.

What Is Thigh Liposuction?

Thigh liposuction is liposuction that is performed on the thighs. This includes the upper thigh, the inner thigh, and even the hip and saddlebag area. By performing thigh liposuction, patients will be able to have much trimmer and more athletic-looking legs and thighs, which is great for warm weather and bathing suit season.

Ideal Candidates for Thigh Liposuction

Good candidates for thigh lift surgery are patients who have excess fat deposits located in and around the thighs and hips. Liposuction is intended for small amount of cosmetic fat reduction rather than weight loss, so patients should keep this in mind.

Given the way that weight is distributed in women, women are more likely than men to undergo thigh liposuction in general.

When Is a Lift Better Than Liposuction?

Thigh lift surgery is generally a better option than liposuction when patients need to have sagging skin and wrinkles around the thigh area smoothed out and reduced. Thigh lift can take care of skin laxity whereas liposuction can't.

When Is Liposuction Better Than a Lift?

Liposuction is generally a better option to consider when a patient's predominant concerns involve excess fat that causes their thighs to appear chubby or thick. A thigh lift simply isn't designed to achieve these kinds of fat reduction results.

Combining Procedures for Optimal Body Contouring

When patients have issues with loose skin as well as excess fat, both a thigh lift and thigh liposuction can be performed in combination. Both surgeries together can achieve some excellent results for patients.

Tailoring Treatment to Your Needs

No two patients are alike, which is why Dr. Smart will be sure to carefully tailor your body contouring surgery to meet your needs. We'll answer all questions and address all concerns so you can make a confident choice about looking your best.

Contact Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

To learn more about thigh lift surgery and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Ken Smart and his team will help you look and feel your absolute best.

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Dr. Ken Smart and his dedicated team want every patient who visits their office to look and feel their best. Dr. Smart is a renowned plastic surgeon who is affiliated with various trusted organizations, including the: 

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association

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