Lots of women would like to reshape the way their legs look with plastic surgery options like thigh lift procedures or liposuction. Women are often very critical of their thighs, as evidenced by some well known but unattractive phrases like “saddle-bags” and “thunder-thighs.” Ideal “thigh gap” conversations and comments appear all over social media sites like Twitter, where women are expressing their views on what represents perfectly-shaped thighs. It seems that perfection requires thighs that are not too slender (sticks) and not too curvy (thunder thighs). The debate around the ideal is endless. Most women consider thighs that don’t touch at their highest point to be the ideal, and they envy silhouettes of curvy thighs that have shape and softness, that don’t touch, and yet, are lean and strong – definitely no jiggles!
But, comparing yourself to an ideal or an airbrushed image is frustrating and counter-productive. There are many factors that contribute to our unique look – the celebrated differences between us. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, age, pregnancy and others all contribute to our individual appearances. No two people are alike, so understanding and appreciating who you are and the body you’ve been given is the first step in feeling beautiful.
While chasing an unreachable, photo-shopped ideal is never a good idea, there’s nothing wrong with making a few improvements. Change for the right reason can boost your self-image and put the sparkle back in your eyes. If you’re considering lower body cosmetic surgery, it’s important to understand that no single procedure works as a one-size-fits-all solution.
Thigh lifts primarily target loose skin that can result from weight loss, aging, or previous surgery.
Liposuction can help remove stubborn fat in the thighs that diet and exercise won’t eliminate, often leaving the thighs looking more slender and toned.
If you have a “pinchable” amount of fat but don’t need or want surgery, CoolSculpting® may be the solution for you. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical treatment that can destroy up to 25% of fat cells in the treated area. While liposuction removes fat cells, CoolSculpting® technology destroys them with super-cold technology, allowing your body to naturally eliminate the cell remnants.
Talk with Dr. Mark Pinsky about the ideal treatment plan for you, which may include one or more of these options. He can craft an individualize plan to achieve your ideal silhouette with your budget and lifestyle in mind.