As you age or experience changes in weight, your thighs may store excess fat or develop sagging folds of skin. If you are dismayed to be living with loose, excess skin and fat on your thighs, a thigh lift may be the ideal procedure.
Surgical techniques for a thigh lift
Your thigh lift will be 100 percent customized to address your unique physiology and aesthetic goals. In some cases, liposuction is performed along with a thigh lift to improve results. Our surgical team may employ one or more of the following advanced techniques as part of your procedure:
- Inner/medial thigh lift: As its name indicates, the inner thigh lift allows for skin tightening on the inner thighs. This approach involves an incision in the natural crease where the thigh and pubic area meet (the groin). Once this incision is made, the skin on the inner thigh is pulled up, excess skin is removed, and the incision is closed.
- Vertical thigh lift: The vertical thigh lift is performed to correct severe skin laxity of the inner thighs. In this approach, the groin incision extends down the inner thigh to the knee.
- Outer/bilateral thigh lift: In the outer thigh lift, the incision runs along the crease of the groin and then around the curve of the hips. This allows for skin tightening and skin removal of the outside and front of the thighs.
- Spiral thigh lift: The spiral thigh lift targets all of the skin on the thighs. In this approach, an incision is made both in the groin and the natural crease below the buttocks.