A thigh lift is done to remove excess skin from either the inner thigh or outer thigh/buttock area. This extra skin is usually caused by significant weight loss. Patients who lose a great deal of weight often wish to continue body improvement by eliminating the extra skin thar has accumulated. Some thigh lift patients have a thigh lift performed because of a significant fall of these areas with natural aging.
Types of Thigh Lifts:
- Inner Thigh Lift: This procedure removes and tightens the skin of the inner thigh area. Incisions are placed in the natural crease of the inner thigh. The incisions fade nicely over time.
- Outer Thigh/Buttock Lift: This procedure is designed to lift the outer thighs and buttocks. An incision is required which extends from the groin area around the outer thigh to the low back. The incision tends to fade nicely with time and is well hidden in a bathing suit. Great improvements in contour and shape are made with this type of lift.