A Thigh lift or Thigh Plasty is a procedure that is designed to improve the contour of the thighs and remove excess tissue and fullness.
Who is a good candidate for a Thigh Lift?
Patients with excess, sagging skin in the groin area and inside portion of the thighs (where the legs meet) may be good candidates for a thigh lift. Patients with tissue on the inner thighs that “rub” are especially good candidates.
If necessary, significant excess sagging tissue in the the outer thighs are addressed in a different procedure as part of a Lower Body Lift, as this is not addressed in a traditional thigh lift.
What should a patient expect during and after a Thigh Lift?
Traditionally, a Thigh Lift addresses excess tissue on the thighs in several ways. Liposuction is used to decrease the overall fullness of the thigh if necessary, and excess sagging tissue is removed with an incision designed to hide on the inside of the leg (where the legs meet in the midline) and in the groin area. The incision may be short and primarily in the groin area or extended farther down the leg towards the knee area depending on the amount of excess skin present.
What results can a patient expect from a Thigh Lift?
Patients can expect a significant improvement in the shape of their thighs and removal of tissue that rubs in the medial thigh area. Any stretch marks that are included in the area of tissue removal will be gone, and the ones that are left will still be present but improved in appearance due to skin tightening. The overall shape of the thighs will appear thinner.