Medial Thigh Lift
Medial Thigh Lift in Sydney
Are you considering a medial thigh lift in Sydney?
Are you sick of the extra loose skin and fat on the inside of your thighs? Have you been working hard at the gym and not seeing improvements? Do you feel that you have restricted choices of clothes? A thigh lift may seem like a drastic measure, but it may be the answer for you.
But I’m working so hard – surely my thighs will tone up with enough work at the gym?
All of us are genetically predisposed to store fat preferentially at different parts of our bodies. The abdomen, love handles, buttocks and inner thighs are all common spots that people find difficult to lose fat even when the rest of them is thin or lean.
The thigh is usually stretched by one of two means – either loss of skin tone or increased fat. Once fat is lost, the degree to which the thigh retracts to its initial state depends on a handful of factors – genetics, tone in the remaining muscles, the amount of fat between the skin and muscle, and the remaining structural integrity or tone of the skin.
The main factor that will prevent a pre-stretched thigh from flattening is loss of skin tone. Although you can strengthen the thigh muscles and lose the overlying fat, there is no method (other than surgery) of tightening the overlying skin, especially if it has stretch marks. A medial thigh lift in Sydney is the only way to tighten up the skin.
What is involved in a medial thigh lift?
Like many operations, a medial thigh lift needs to address several components to achieve the best results. Addressing one component without considering the others is likely to provide a sub-optimal result.
Your skin tone, position of fat, muscle position and tone, and any prior scars will help determine which technique or pattern will give you the best results. Additionally your needs such as ability to take time of work and sports and the importance of scar position and length will need to be considered. When you come for a consultation about having a medial thigh lift in Sydney, Dr Gavin Sandercoe will provide his expert opinion about which options would work best for you.
Which technique of medial thigh lift is best for me?
There are a few different approaches that could be used for your medial thigh lift in Sydney.
A complete approach to medial thigh lift involves removal of excessive upper thigh fat (usually by liposuction) and then tailoring the overlying skin. Please note – these descriptive images show a scar length that is much greater than is usually required. Scars that are this long are generally only needed in patients that have lost massive amounts of weight after bariatric surgery.
Very occasionally, a mini-medial thigh lift will be recommended. This is appropriate for patients with only minimal skin excess and good skin tone. The trade off for a shorter scar, operating time and recovery is that the operation does not address excess skin and stretch marks as well as can be achieved with a longer scar.
When you come for a consultation to address having a medial thigh lift in Sydney, Dr Gavin Sandercoe will provide his expert opinion on which technique would work best in your case.
Will liposuction only work?
Very few patients will have a great result from liposuction only. Without removing any skin damaged by stretch marks, the most likely result is a thigh that is less fatty but more floppy. It is like wearing an old jacket (or sleeping bag) where the filling has been compressed or worn out, but the layers on either side have not been changed. For most of our patients, a medial thigh lift in Sydney (with or without liposuction) will provide a better result than liposuction only.
Will a medial thigh lift help flatten my outer thighs and buttocks?
Yes, but to a lesser extent than an outer thigh & buttock lift would. Providing tightness on the inner thigh will help flatten the outer thigh much in the same way that pinching a fold of skin in your arms makes the entire circumference of your arms look smoother.
When should I think about a thigh lift?
The ideal time for a thigh lift is after your weight has been stable for a year or so. The closer you are to your ideal weight, the better your result will be and the longer it will last. And the happier you will be! You could use your medial thigh lift in Sydney as motivation to achieve your goal weight.
Considering a medial thigh lift in Sydney?
Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Gavin Sandercoe and his team will help you decide which course of action is best for you to achieve and maintain the figure that you seek.
Find out more during a surgical consultation.