It’s not uncommon for us here at our practice to have clients who are in excellent shape but have trouble improving the appearance of their thighs. By and large, these men and women have a hard time wearing shorts, skirts, or any piece of clothing that reveal their legs because their thighs have an excessive amount of fat and/or dimpled, loose skin. During initial consultations, we generally recommend a thigh lift. What Happens in a Thigh Lift Although there are various thigh lift techniques out there, what happens during each procedure is quite similar. Generally, the surgery involves removal of excess fat. In most cases, a thigh lift is combined with liposuction to achieve this. Consequently, excess skin will be removed and extra care is applied to make incisions as inconspicuous as possible (usually in the groin area where it can be easily concealed with panties or underwear). The specific surgical technique that will be used during your thigh lift will be determined by your skin elasticity, the amount of fat and excess skin to be removed, the extent of the area to be treated, and your cosmetic goals and expectations. Maintaining Thigh Lift Results Maintaining the stunning results of a thigh lift is another common question here at our practice. Generally, your slimmer and tauter thighs can last for a long time as long as you take steps to be within your ideal body weight. In addition, follow-up visits to your plastic surgeon is also a must, Also, your surgeon can recommend least invasive treatments to help maintain the results. If you’d like to learn more about a thigh lift and similar body-contouring procedures here at our practice, fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortes via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. We look forward to your visit!