Together with normal aging, massive weight loss and certain hereditary factors can cause the skin can lose its elasticity and start to sag. The quality of the skin can also change as collagen is damaged from sun exposure. In fact, it is common for some people to experience sagging skin and stubborn deposits of fat throughout their thigh area as a result of one or even all of these factors.
Unfortunately, once the skin’s elasticity has already been diminished, no amount of diet and exercise can restore it. Following a healthy diet and engaging in aerobic exercise can decrease a person’s overall percentage of body fat. In addition, weight training can help increase muscle tone. However, none of these healthy practices will help get rid of sagging skin and localized fat from the thigh area once they have already developed.
Fortunately, there is a solution: thighplasty (thigh lift) surgery in San Antonio with Dr. Matt Bindewald. The South Texas surgeon offers thigh lift surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the thighs, providing patients with a sculpted contour in the upper-leg area.
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, either on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay. During surgery, excess skin is removed and Dr. Bindewald pulls the remaining skin taught and re-drapes it over the newly sculpted thigh area. You will be well cared for by Dr. Bindewald’s experienced surgical team who all share in his core values and patient care standards.
Recovery time can vary. Some patients may be able return to work after 10 days while others may take about three weeks to resume normal activities. Dr. Bindewald typically recommends mild exercise after 2 weeks, as it will aid healing, reduce swelling, lower the chance of blot clots, and help tone muscles. Vigorous exercise should be avoided until recommended by the doctor.
Dr. Bindewald is an experienced body contouring surgeon who has helped many men and women achieve their ideal appearance. In many cases, he can perform a thigh lift at the same time as other procedures, such as arm lift, liposuction, tummy tuck or mommy makeover surgery. Call San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Matt Bindewald at 844-DR-MATTB (844.376.2882) for a cosmetic surgery consultation.
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