Weight loss, aging, over-exposure to the sun, and even pregnancy can cause stretched, loose skin and flabby-looking thighs. For women, especially, the thighs are notoriously problematic for storing fat. As a result, many adults just can’t seem to regain youthful skin and tone in spite of an energetic exercise program and a commitment to eating healthy. If that’s you, it’s time for new measures – a Smooth Thigh Lift from Eterna Cosmetic Surgery.
Finally, you can achieve slimmer, smoother, firmer thighs, without the scarring and downtime associated with a surgical thigh lift.
What is a Smooth Thigh Lift?
Forget expensive, invasive surgery. Our Smooth Thigh Lift is a non-surgical alternative that can help restore your thighs to a youthful appearance worthy of any shorts or swimwear. And the results will look so natural, no one will guess you had “a procedure” unless you tell them.
With traditional thigh lift surgery, the surgeon has to make significant incisions. Typically they start at the groin and extend down and toward the back of your thigh or down the “inseam” line to your knee. Then excess skin and/or fat are removed, underlying tissue is repositioned as needed, and the remaining skin is sutured back together. To perform a Smooth Thigh Lift, Dr. Hernandez makes just one tiny incision on each thigh.
While full-on surgery may be required if you have severely sagging skin and/or considerable excess fat, the Smooth Thigh Lift procedure is the preferred alternative for our San Antonio patients with mild to moderately loose skin and localized pads of unwanted fat on their thighs. Dr. Hernandez individually tailors each procedure, using a combination of BodyTite and Morpheus8 technologies.
Who is a good candidate?
The Smooth Thigh Lift is safe and effective for all skin types and genders – virtually one who is frustrated with the way their thighs look. The best candidates are also:
- Close to ideal weight
- In good health overall
- Have realistic expectations about results
Benefits of a Smooth Thigh Lift
Clearly, the best thing about this procedure is that it can give your self-image a boost by restoring your thighs to a slimmer and trimmer shape with smooth skin. But the procedure itself offers distinct benefits. Whereas surgery requires 7-10 days of post-op downtime for recovery, the Eterna non-surgical option requires just 2 days – the day of your procedure and the day after. The treatment is much faster, with much less discomfort. Plus, it’s more affordable than surgery.
What happens during a Smooth Thigh Lift?
As San Antonio’s first cosmetic surgeon to adopt BodyTite and Morpheus8, Dr. Hernandez brings exceptional skill and experience to each procedure. She performs BodyTite first, applying a numbing agent and then making one incision on the thigh that is just 3mm (1/10th of an inch). She uses BodyTite’s radiofrequency technology to contract the skin while melting the layer of fat just below the skin, which gives the surface a tighter, toned appearance. She then inserts a thin cannula into the incision, using liposuction to remove the liquefied fat and to break up and remove any additional unwanted fat, leaving behind smoother, pleasing contours.
For the second phase, Dr. Hernandez performs Morpheus8, which combines radiofrequency and microneedling, over the entire treated area. This not only further improves skin tightening, it helps improve texture by reducing the appearance of stretch marks or other surface imperfections. Morpheus8 triggers new production of collagen, which accelerates healing and promotes further skin improvement over time.
Some patients also elect to have a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment after Morpheus. In this case, Dr. Hernandez will apply your PRP serum immediately following microneedling for maximum absorption into the skin.
To provide the finishing touch, Dr. Hernandez will apply a soothing recovery cream. The Smooth Thigh Lift procedure takes about two hours.
What happened after a Smooth Thigh Lift?
Dr. Hernandez and our Eterna Cosmetic Surgery team will give you written instructions to follow at home after your procedure, and we’ll go over them with you before you leave. The treated area may feel sore for some time, but you can return to non-strenuous activities after the first week. Dr. Hernandez will recommend you wear a compression garment similar to tight shorts for the first 3 weeks, to help reduce swelling and speed healing.
When swelling has subsided, your slimmer, firmer thighs will be revealed, but you will see even greater improvement for about 3 months. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, your results will be permanent.
Get even better results
What’s almost as frustrating as loose skin and flabbiness? Cellulite! You can say goodbye to that, too, during your Smooth Thigh Life because Dr. Hernandez can add a Cellfina treatment to your procedure. Cellfina is the only treatment that actually eliminates cellulite. Our Eterna Cosmetic Surgery patients love the option to firm their skin, eliminate excess fat, treat cellulite dimples, improve skin texture, and minimize stretch marks, all in one treatment session and recovery period.
The best way to learn more about what a Smooth Thigh Lift can do for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez. Together, you can discuss your personal concerns and goals, review before and after photos to see results other patients have achieved, and make a plan to give your thighs (and your self-confidence) a lift you will love.