A thigh lift is the removal of fatty, sagging tissue from the inner or outer thigh. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened and lifted. The thigh lift procedure is often part of a larger body contouring procedure. Due to its more limited nature, an isolated thigh lift is often combined with other cosmetic procedures.
The procedure to reduce the inner or outer thighs often combines liposuction to remove excess fat and a skin removal to remove any sagging skin. The resulting scar is hidden in the groin crease or on the hip, hidden by your undergarments.
After thigh lift, you will have a drain for one to two weeks to prevent fluid from accumulating and limiting your final result. Most physical activities are curtailed for the first month and compressive garments are recommended during this time. Infections and wound separations can occur and are usually easily treated.