Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery (thighplasty) is performed to sculpt and tighten the inner and outer thigh regions, and to improve the overall shape and contour of the thighs. Thighplasty is most often performed on patients who present with the aesthetically problematic issues of redundant (excess) skin and persistent fat pockets in the thigh region.

A large amount of excess skin in the thigh area is primarily caused by the loss of skin elasticity that occurs after patients have undergone significant weight loss, either through bariatric weight loss surgery or the more traditional means of diet and exercise. Following massive weight loss, the body is often unable to re-conform to the new, smaller dimensions, which leads to the presence of aesthetically undesirable excess, hanging skin.

Although not technically a medical problem, large amounts of excess skin can pose challenges in terms of hygiene, finding clothing that fits appropriately, and can have a negative impact on a patient’s emotional well-being by marring the true results of their weight loss efforts. For these patients, thighplasty offers not only aesthetic benefits, but can also serve as a final step in their weight loss journey, enabling them to finally appreciate the fruits of their weight loss transformation.

Should scar be on the inner thigh?