It is the desire of many women to have a sexy, well-proportioned body form from head to toe. Unfortunately, it is so much easier desired than accomplished – what with so many factors that may cause women to accumulate fatty portions in different body areas. The women’s thighs are some of the most problematic areas when they start to sag or show excess skin. The sagging of thighs may lead to a unproportioned look to the whole body contour – and this cannot be readily remedied by mere exercising or dieting. More often than not, a thigh lift surgery is necessary to tighten sagging thigh muscles and remove excess thigh skin. At his Houston Plastic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Cortés performs thigh surgeries with superb precision and keen attention to details. Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the surgery that have reached Dr. Cortés and his accommodating staff: What causes thighs to sag? The sagging of thighs is usually caused by severe weight reduction, natural aging process, genetics, or lack of physical activity. It can be due mainly to one of these factors or a combination of the mentioned factors. Why should a thigh lift surgery be performed? Ultimate, the surgery’s rationale is to improve one’s body contour after being compromised by sagging thigh tissues and excess thigh skin. The surgical goal is to smoothen and tighten sagging thigh skin. Moreover, excess skin and fat deposits in the inner and medial regions of the thighs will be removed. Is this a mandatory surgery? It depends on the body condition of the patient, as well as Dr. Cortés’ individualized surgical assessment. In many cases, though, a thigh surgery is almost mandatory to patients with sagging thigh concerns after losing a significant amount of body weight. Is this typically done as a single surgery? If the patient’s cosmetic concern is mainly about sagging thighs, then yes the surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. If it is performed in combination with other plastic surgeries, like tummy tuck, the patient will likely be operated as an inpatient. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cortés will thoroughly assess the amount of skin and fat to be removed. This is to ensure that very minimal scarring and incisions will be involved. The Houston-based surgeon will also provide each patient with a comprehensive recovery guide. Still not sure whether you need a thigh surgery or not? Schedule a personal consultation now with Dr. Cortés by calling us at (713) 234-6244. You may also schedule an appointment online through this Contact Form.