Sagging thighs is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men's and women's skin. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin, leading to the characteristic changes in appearance of the skin. Cellulite has been medically referred to as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy.
HOW IS SAGGING THIGHS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Sagging Thighs can be done easily through physical examination. The cosmetologist may examine the structure of thighs and rule out other skin issues. The doctor may test the elasticity of the skin around the thighs
HOW IS SAGGING THIGHS TREATED?
Exercises such as aerobics can help lift and tone thigh muscles. Activities such as cycling, swimming and jogging can also help maintain muscle tone and strength. In some cases if there has been severe weight loss then cosmetic surgery might be required to remove excess skin and give the thigh area a toned look. Surgery could also be used to tighten skin that has become lax due to age.
DID YOU KNOW?
Loose, sagging skin resulting from a large weight loss generally needs up to two years to firm up. If, after that, the thighs still have a saggy appearance despite one's exercise and strength-training efforts, then cosmetic surgery might be the best option for removing it. The process of moving excess skin, known as a body lift, can give the thighs a more toned appearance.