• 03 October 2016

Getting a thigh lift Miami is a serious decision that you have to think twice over, as it naturally carries some degree of risk. If you want to undergo less risky procedures, then you should consider the following non-surgical alternatives to a thigh lift.

Arasys

The Arasys system is an FDA-approved procedure that makes use of bio-waves to stimulate the contraction of your thigh and butt muscles, as if you are exercising. These contractions enhance muscle tone in these areas while also burning fats.

Arasys was originally developed for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis, as it is effective in tightening the skin across the body. Now that it has transitioned to the cosmetic industry, Arasys is recommended for treating patients who experience only mild sagging on their thighs. Patients who lost a massive amount of weight will not benefit from this treatment as it does not remove excess skin, fat, and tissue.

Each Arasys session lasts anywhere from 15 to 17 minutes and can result in losses between two and six inches. This painless treatment does not have any downtime or side effects. It can also be used to complement the results of a thigh lift Miami.

Titan

Titan is known as a surgical alternative to facelifts, but the device being used in this treatment can also be used to tighten loose skin on your thighs.

In this procedure, your plastic surgeon uses an infrared laser to heat the targeted areas beneath the skin. This causes the collagen strands to contract, simultaneously causing the surface of the skin to contract, hence tightening the skin.

The results of this treatment are immediately apparent, but the full results will only be visible after about six months. Only two to three hour-long treatment sessions are required to achieve great results. Like Arasys, it has no downtime and only a few risks.

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Laser skin tightening

Laser skin tightening encourages collagen production in the thighs, causing a tightening effect on the surface of the skin. Most procedures involving laser skin tightening only make use of a handheld infrared laser device, but there are variations of the treatment that also use other techniques, such as bursts of air or massage. While it can certainly improve the tone of the muscles and skin of your thighs, it cannot eliminate sagging skin.

Like other non-invasive procedures, laser skin tightening has no downtime. However, the results are very subtle and gradual, usually necessitating a few treatments in a month to start seeing the effects.

VelaShape and VelaSmooth

Both VelaShape and VelaSmooth use electrical-optical synergy (elos technology) to tighten the skin on the thighs. This technology is a combination of radiofrequency energy, infrared energy, vacuum, and mechanical massage that increase collagen growth and improve skin tone. They are also effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Radiofrequency and infrared energy are both used to heat the area beneath the skin surface in order to stimulate collagen production. Vacuum rollers and massage are used to enhance blood flow in the area and stimulate the metabolic breakdown of fat.

Like other non-invasive techniques, VelaShape and VelaSmooth require multiple treatments. Results can be seen in about four weeks.

Anti-cellulite treatments

Cellulite is a particular type of fat that causes ripples and dimples on your skin. It often causes an unsightly appearance on the buttocks and thighs.

If this is your main concern, then you should consider getting an anti-cellulite treatment. There are many types of anti-cellulite injections available, but they are all basically a combination of substances – vitamins, pharmaceuticals, and homeopathic drugs – that are injected into the cellulite tissues and cause fat cells to dissolve.

One of the most common anti-cellulite treatments is mesotherapy, which targets the middle layer of the skin called the mesoderm. Mesotherapy injections break apart unwanted fat pockets by weakening the connective tissues associated with cellulite. Once the fats are liquefied, they are eliminated by the body through natural means. Another form of anti-cellulite treatment is LipoDissolve, but this makes use of more concentrated substances than mesotherapy.

These injections produce temporary results, so they should be done at regular intervals in order to be effective and eliminate moderate to severe sagging.

Control garments

Garments that support and improve the contours of your lower body can be a quick alternative for a thigh lift. Examples off these are tight knickers and shorts that can instantly slim the body and eliminate any undesirable bulges in your lower body. This is best for people who do not want to permanently alter their skin and figure. However, this only works under figure-hugging clothes, so you will not be able to use it if you want to flaunt your body in a bikini.

Topical creams and lotions

If you have very mild skin drooping on your thighs, then firming creams and lotions might work for you. These are best for people who are only concerned with the texture of their thighs and not on those who possess a lot of sagging skin.

Topical creams and lotions are generally affordable, so you can try a wide variety of ingredients before you commit to one that best works for you. However, take note that these only produce mild results, so they are best combined with a thigh lift rather than used individually.

Diet and exercise

If you are willing to go the long and hard but healthiest way, then you should adopt a healthy lifestyle regimen that includes proper diet and exercise. Maintaining a diet and exercise program will not only help you lose weight, but also improve the elasticity of your skin in different parts of your body and strengthen your muscles.

You may focus on exercises that target the thighs, such as squats and lunges, to tone your thigh muscles. Include proteins in your diet to strengthen your muscles, as well as fruits and vegetables to maintain the elasticity of your skin.

You have plenty of options when it comes to sculpting your thighs. If you want to learn more about these non-invasive alternatives to a thigh lift Miami, do not hesitate to call us and Schedule a Free Consultation with one of your board-certified plastic surgeons here on Face + Body Cosmetic Surgery.

References:

http://www.docshop.com/education/cosmetic/body/thigh-lift

http://www.plasticsurgeons.com/article/body/thigh-butt/non-invasive-alternatives-to-thigh-lift

http://www.healthcentre.org.uk/cosmetic-surgery/thigh-lift-alternatives.html