A thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the upper, inner thighs. This area is often resistant to diet and exercise. In addition, for many people, skin or fat on the inner thighs can cause significant irritation when legs rub together during physical activity. Individuals who have saggy, dimpled skin and excess fat on their thighs may be the best candidates for thigh lift surgery. Thigh lift surgery will help to tighten, tone and revitalize the thighs, improving one’s appearance and self-confidence while providing a better fit in jeans, skirts and other thigh-hugging clothing.
During a thigh lift, an incision is created in the groin area, and excess skin and fat are removed along the inner thigh, with the resulting scar being buried in the groin crease. For certain individuals, an incision is needed along the entire inner thigh from knee to groin. Liposuction is usually done with the procedure as well. Overall, the size of the incisions created and location of the incisions will be tailored to each individual patient to ensure the best contour and results.