Cellulite is a harmless skin condition causing lumpy and dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. While harmless, cellulite can also be undesirable, and you may wish to have it removed or reduced to enhance the appearance of your skin. A thigh lift redefines and rejuvenates the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat. While it firms and tightens the thigh itself, many patients want to know–will it reduce cellulite?
What is a thigh lift designed to do?
Thigh lifts are not strictly designed for removing excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits when the skin has good elasticity and can naturally conform to new body contours. However, liposuction isn’t the best option if the skin elasticity is poor. In this case, a thigh lift may be recommended in addition to traditional liposuction techniques. A thigh lift removes both excess fat and excess, loose skin. This reshapes and contours your thighs. And yes, in some cases, this procedure can reduce cellulite.
How does cellulite form?
Cellulite can be an unwanted and unsightly side effect of losing excess weight. You may notice that cellulite is more visible after extreme weight loss, or that you have dimpling skin on your thighs, and the answer could be thigh lift surgery.
How does cellulite form? As fat builds up between the cords that attach the skin to the muscle beneath, these fat cells push up against the skin while the cords pull down. Additionally, as you age and your skin loses elasticity, the bands tighten, and fat compartments begin to bulge. This produces an uneven and dimpled appearance on the skin.
This is why cellulite has a reputation for being nearly impossible to resolve. These stubborn dimples hang around despite exercise or a healthy diet, which leaves many people searching for another option to smooth their skin. And, cellulite does not discriminate. Even an especially fit and healthy person can develop these irritating and unsightly dimples or uneven waves in their skin.
How does thigh lift surgery reduce cellulite?
During the thigh lift process, Dr. Engingeer removes excess skin to achieve a tighter contour. The result is smoother and shapelier thighs, and reduced cellulite. In some cases, the procedure can even make cellulite disappear.
To determine if the cellulite will be removed during the procedure, try lifting the sagging skin on your thighs. If the cellulite disappears when you do this, likely, it will also go away after a thigh lift. If the cellulite remains, a thigh lift procedure will not likely remove the cellulite completely. However, a thigh lift will still tighten the thighs and will likely reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Why Choose Dr. Engineer?
Dr. Nitin J. Engineer is an accredited, fellowship-trained Plastic Surgeon dedicated to serving the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area. As one of only two positions as a high-school student to work as an Anesthesia Technician in the operating room in Georgia, he held this position for three consecutive years. Dr. Engineer places great emphasis on the reconstruction of form as well as the restoration of function for his patients. If you want to reduce cellulite and smooth your thighs, Dr. Engineer is the top choice for thigh lift surgery.