A thigh lift involves the removal of excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs.
Generally, after bariatric surgery or a massive weight loss, the skin of your thigh becomes sagging, If you are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a moderate weight, a thigh lift can help you regain the youthful thigh contours you desire.
Am I a good candidate for a thigh lift?
if the effect of aging or a massive weight loss has led to sagging skin on your thighs, if your self-esteem would improve if you do this operation, if you’re in good general health, then you are a good candidate for a thigh lift.
How is Thigh lift is performed?
Medial (inner) thigh lift
An incision is made in the groin area, and any excess fat and skin are excised along the inner aspect of the thigh. Liposuction may be but is not always included with an inner thigh lift, depending on your individual requirements. The area from the groin to the knee is recontoured and the procedure is repeated for the other thigh. If a more substantial wedge of tissue is removed, the procedure is called a thighplasty.
Lateral (outer) thigh lift
This is a more complex procedure, usually involving recontouring of the buttocks as well as the outer thighs and removal of more tissue. Scarring is more extensive, and the skin will be less elastic after the surgery, so weight should be maintained.
Thigh lift addresses sagging skin and extra fat deposits.
What are my options?
During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your medical history and expectations and determine whether a medial or a lateral thigh lift is most appropriate.
What will my thigh lift scars be like?
Medial thigh lift
The incisions are made in the groin area for an inner thigh lift. For patients requiring more substantial removal of excess skin, a longitudinal incision may be made along the inner thigh.
Lateral thigh lift
Depending on the requirements of a lateral thigh lift, the incisions will extend from the groin, around the hip, and possibly a buttock fold incision will be included. The surgeon will attempt to place the incisions where the scars can be hidden by clothing, but the incisions will be more extensive than for a medial thigh lift.