Let’s face it – sometimes whipping the lower body into shape can feel like an impossible task. Even a healthy diet and exercise might not be enough to help shrink the size of your stomach, buttocks, and thighs – especially if genetics are getting in the way of that contoured appearance.
That’s why a lower body lift can be such an attractive option for people who want to lift and contour the appearance of common trouble areas, including the buttocks, lower stomach, and thighs.*
But when it comes down to it, do lower body lifts include the inner thigh area?
Lower Body Lifts 101
Generally, a lower body lift includes three plastic surgery procedures:
Both the tummy tuck and buttocks lift is relatively straightforward: these procedures are used to lift and tighten the underlying muscles, while removing fat deposits and trimming away excess skin to reveal contoured results.*
However, the lateral thigh lift refers to the treatment of the front and outer part of the thigh only. During this treatment, your plastic surgeon removes excess fat from the area and re-contours the skin to reveal the slimmer, more streamlined results.* The lateral thigh lift does not address problems in the inner thighs.
Treating the Inner Thigh
Patients who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their inner thighs can add on this specific treatment after the general lower body lift procedure. During the inner thigh lift, your plastic surgeon will make incisions around the pelvis and creases of the buttocks to access fat within the inner thighs. Once this fat is removed, your plastic surgeon will tighten and trim away excess skin, thus revealing your newly contoured inner thighs.*
Lower Body Lifts in Palo Alto
Clients in Palo Alto, CA, can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, for more information on both the lower body lift and the inner thigh surgery. At Illuminate Plastic Surgery we will customize the procedure based on your needs, so you can get the results you’re looking for. Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault.