The “Thigh Lift”
Weightloss, aggressive liposuction and age related loss of elasticity in the skin can contribute to sagging excessive skin in the thigh area. In mild cases, Body Tite radio frequency assisted liposuction may provide adequate skin retightening by combining the three-dimensional tissue shrinking effects of radio frequency technology with liposuction.
Markings are made to indicate the approximate skin removal. Thorough liposuction is undertaken in the area as this helps to preserve the underlying lymphatics, veins and cutaneous nerves all of which are essential for homeostasis of the limb. The skin excision is then carefully performed and the skin closure is coapted under minimal tension in order to optimise scar quality.
In extreme cases, the skin removal can extend from the groin all the way to inside of the knee.