A thigh lift improves the contours of the thighs and is commonly performed in combination with liposuction and other cosmetic body lift procedures. A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and slimmer contours of the thighs and lower body. A thigh lift is needed in cases where skin elasticity is poor and liposuction alone will not be able to tighten the skin effectively to achieve the desired result.
Thigh lift incisions are commonly placed along the medial inner thigh and run from the groin crease to the level of the knee. In some select patients, a limited, crescent incision can be used and is hidden in the groin crease.
A drain will be placed in each thigh and typically removed at your follow-up appointment. The lower extremities will be gently compressed with wraps or special garments to help reduce swelling and discomfort.