Submit your question below about any cosmetic procedure to be considered for posting with an answer from one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

If your question is about the cost of a procedure, click here. For referral to a qualified surgeon in your area, see find a surgeon.

Note: ASAPS cannot give advice about specific medical problems nor should answers provided by responding surgeons be substituted for a complete medical history, work-up and an in-personal medical/surgical consultation. Sorry we can't answer all questions. We try to select questions that have the widest general interest.

My thighs are huge and I want to have a thigh surgery what do you recommend?

Q:

My thighs are huge and I want to have a thigh surgery what do you recommend?

A:

When we evaluate patients for any body contouring procedure there are several things to consider. First, is your weight stable and are you actively embracing a healthy diet and exercise regimen? These are critical to successful surgery. I always tell patients that 50% of the result is what I do and 50% is what the patient does ( meaning following an appropriate diet and exercise program). Once this has been established preoperatively your plastic surgeon will examine your skin and how much fat you have to determine what would be the best procedure for you. Liposuction? Thigh lift? Combination of both?  Once this is done your plastic surgeon can sit down with you and determine if you are a good candidate and establish realistic expectations with you. 

Remember to see an ASAPS member which ensures that your plastic surgeon is board-certified and specializes in cosmetic surgery. 

www.drkenkel.com

A:

Thigh Contouring – Depending on whether there is significant fat versus redundant skin or a combination one can lose the excess by weight reduction and then consider doing liposuction, if one has good skin tone. If one has redundant skin after weight loss then one would need a combination of liposuction and body contouring thighlift procedure. This can be determined by a comprehensive exam performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with expertise in body contouring.

Related Questions

Copyright © 2009-2012 ASAPS. All Rights Reserved.