Even though most people seem to complain about their big “thunder thighs,” a thigh lift is one of the less common plastic surgeries. Perhaps people are able to target it easier with exercise—or perhaps people don’t like talking about it due to the unfortunate negative stigma that is sometimes placed upon plastic surgery. But you don’t need to be afraid! You can be a positive example and show the world that plastic surgery isn’t bad. In fact, it can get you the thighs you want and deserve.
Why Get a Thigh Lift?
No matter how in shape or thin you are, thick thighs can make you look heavier than you really are. In addition, if you’re older or have recently lost a lot of weight, your thighs can also be a target for sagging skin. Both cellulite and ugly, excess skin can be unattractive and severely impact your self-image. Thighplasty can help you feel younger, more in shape, and ready to do anything.
Just remember: thigh lifts (and really, any similar type of plastic surgery) is not a healthy weight loss option. You should already be at a healthy weight before your surgery; this procedure is only meant to target a specific “trouble” area.
Is It Worth It?
A thigh lift costs about $4500, on average, but this varies depending on your location, the amount of fat or tissue to be removed, your surgeon and his or her experience, anesthesia, and many other factors. It is also important to consider that because this is an optional surgery, most insurance will not cover it (except in rare circumstances where you can prove a medical need). No matter the cost, it will almost definitely be coming all out of your own pocket. This means you need to make sure this is truly what you want.
Only you, in consultation with your surgeon, can decide if a thigh lift is the right option for you. If you decide that is is worth it in your personal circumstances, you will find that thighplasty can change your life for the better.