Your skin is one of the most robust parts of your body. It protects you, keeps nutrients inside of your body and completes your beautiful appearance. The problem is that skin does degenerate as it grows older. While it may still be able to perform most of its functions without problem, this can lead to sagging skin that makes you look older and feel unattractive.
The legs are particularly vulnerable to this due to the many muscles that run up and down the legs. Normal use of these muscles can make your skin sag, which can compromise the way you feel about yourself.
The good news is that a thigh lift can provide relief from sagging leg skin. This procedure can treat everything from minor sagging to severely loose skin.
What is a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lifts involve carefully marking and removing loose skin. Side effects like scarring are minimized by removing skin in certain ways. Some skin is stretched, and incisions are put in places that will both cause minimal scarring and scar in ways that will be hard to discern.
The result of a thigh lift is the most durable treatment for loose skin on the leg. It can remove wrinkles, lines, and valleys while establishing a canvas for rejuvenating the appearance of your legs.
Why Does It Work?
To understand why thigh lifts work, you must first understand why they are necessary. Collagen beneath the skin determines the form of the skin. This tissue tends to breakdown as the body ages, which in turn allows for the skin to become loose.
While it is possible to treat this collagen breakdown, the results tend to be insufficient when treating moderate to severe loose skin.
Thigh lifts focus on removing the excess skin created by this breakdown. This allows the collagen structures to retain their taut nature in a way that tends to be more successful for the patient.
When a thigh lift is completed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Collins, negative side effects can be minimized. This will allow you to retain the natural beauty of your skin while reducing the amount of healing that your body has to perform.
When compared to other types of treatments for loose skin, thigh lifts tend to be more effective due to their ability to treat more advanced forms of collagen breakdown. This provides a heightened degree of long-term treatment, which in turn ensures that the patient can receive and maintain the desired results.
Treat Your Excess Skin with a Thigh Lift
Thigh lifts represent the most robust way to treat excess skin on the legs. They focus on treating the problem, which can help turn back the clock on even the most severe forms of excess skin.
If you think you may be a candidate for a thigh lift, visit the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD in Guilford. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to determine the best method of restoring your legs to an appealing and youthful-looking state.