Excess, sagging skin is common after weight loss. An inner thigh lift will remove this skin and contour your thigh. This lift is sometimes combined with liposuction
Thigh lift – also known as thighplasty
This surgical procedure removes extra skin and fat to give you tightened, toned and better-proportioned thighs. Thigh lifts can also be performed in combination with liposuction of the thigh and lower body lift.
There are several types of thigh lifts. Your plastic surgeon will suggest appropriate options for you based on how much excess fat and skin you have, your skin quality, the areas to be treated and your preferences.
An inner (medial) thigh lift, which is the most popular, involves incisions in the groin fold. It is best for people with a moderate amount of skin and fat in this area. In this procedure, your surgeon lifts up the thigh skin and tissue to tighten this area.
A vertical thighplasty, involving a vertical incision starting at the groin crease and extending to the inner knee, is appropriate if you have more significant fat and loose skin. This scar is visible when the inner thighs are exposed. During a vertical thigh lift, your surgeon removes a wedge of skin from the inner thigh.
An outer thigh lift requires an incision extending from the groin around the hip.
Every effort will be made to make scars as small and inconspicuous as possible. Although incision lines are permanent, in most cases they will fade and significantly improve over time.