Is It Worth Having a Thigh Lift in Your 50's?
- Asked by mystey
- 3 years ago
I would like to get rid of the excess skin on my thighs after Tummy Tuck surgery but considering my age and the cost, is it worth it?
I'm happy with my Tummy Tuck all, pretty good but not perfect. I'm assuming, though, with my age that the skin is thinning. If I bump myself, it tears pretty easy without my noticing. I don't have any unrealistic expectations. I just hate the saggy skin on thighs.
Depending on the amount of redundant skin on the thigh it can be quite rewarding for the patient. Removing some skin from the upper and medial thigh can make the entire thigh look tighter. The scars can be noticeable but are placed medially and superiorly so as to be less conspicuous. If the excess skin is moderate it can contract with Liposuction- minimally and with Bodytite a new technique of liposuction that causes skin to contract (not yet FDA approved). Some skin tightening can be expected with laser lipo also.
First, 50 is very young.
Part of the examination is to evaluate the skin and the holding power of the skin. I assume you are either talking about the medial thighs or the lateral thighs, or both.
Even in thin skin you can get a good result. Only you can decide after hearing the pros and cons whether it is worth it for you or not.