Thigh Lift

Star Plastic Surgery - Thigh Lift

What is a Thigh Lift?

An inner thigh lift is an cosmetic surgery procedure with very high satisfaction among patients because it enables them to have more toned inner thighs, increased self-confidence, the ability to exercise easier, and more fashion choices. The scar on the upper aspect of the inner thigh is well tolerated, given the benefits of this procedure. Thigh lifts are often performed in combination with liposuction.

Patients who are not happy with the way their inner thighs look may benefit from one of three procedures:

  1. Inner Thigh Liposuction: For people with good skin tone, good muscle tone, and excess fat of the inner thighs.
  2. Inner Thigh Lift: For people with loose muscle tone, excess thigh fat, and loose skin in the upper aspect of the inner thigh.
  3. Extended Inner Thigh Lift: For people who have very loose skin, very loose muscles, and a large amount of excess fat extending from the groin to the inner aspect of the knee.

Inner Thigh Liposuction

This procedure is performed with a tumescent liposuction technique with minimal scarring, minimal downtime, and excellent improvement for the appropriate patient.

Inner Thigh Lift

The appropriate candidate for the inner thigh lift procedure is a patient who has loose skin, or loose skin and excess fat of the upper thigh. The way an inner thigh lift is performed is by resecting a crescent-shaped segment of skin and fat of the inner thigh extending from the mid-thigh in the back, to the mid-thigh in the front, just below the groin crease. This will remove the excess skin of the upper inner thighs that rub together, and tighten the inner thigh. The resultant scar is usually hidden with clothes.

Extended Inner Thigh Lift

The appropriate candidate for the extended inner thigh lift procedure is a patient who has very loose skin, very loose muscles, and a large amount of excess fat extending from the groin to the inner aspect of the knee. This procedure is an extension of the inner thigh lift, described above. After the crescent-shaped skin is excised from the upper inner thighs, excess skin is excised along the inner aspect of the thigh tapering down to the knee. When the skin is removed, and the incisions are closed, the resultant scars are T-shaped or L-shaped, extending down to the knee. This technique leaves more obvious scars than the inner thigh lift technique, but its advantage lies in the ability to remove a significantly larger amount of inner thigh skin.

Why Consider a Thigh Lift?

Toned and proportional thighs give a person a great deal of satisfaction and a healthy self-image. When the middle thighs rub together, or the outer thighs are disproportionate to the hips, a person can have significant irritation. When someone loses weight, inherits bad genes, or simply ages, the inner thighs can sag, leaving the body contour with an unpleasant aesthetic appearance. Exercise may tighten the muscles and reduce the fat, but it will not be able to improve sagging skin that has lost elasticity. The best solution is an inner thigh lift.

The inner thigh lift operation has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to gastric bypass surgeries and a large population of people who are left unhappy with the sagging appearance of the inner thighs. Outer thighs are usually not affected with the factors mentioned above, as much as the inner thighs. Also, outer thigh skin, in general, tends to have more elasticity, and is more forgiving than inner thigh skin. Therefore, an inner thigh lift is a more popular procedure. We address outer thighs with liposuction or with another operation, a lower body lift, which addresses sagging outer thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen.

Generally, good candidates for a thigh lift are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have any medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh
  • People whose weight is relatively stable
  • Individuals with realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can (and cannot) accomplish

Contact us today to discuss thigh lift procedures and to schedule your free consultation.