The Thigh Lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper thighs. It is best performed for patients after weight loss – especially after weight loss surgery or aging. Unless there is laxity of skin, excisional thigh surgery is not recommended and liposuction may be a better option. Thigh lifts can be performed as a medial thigh lift,which limits the incision to the upper inner thigh in the groin creases. This procedure is limited in effectiveness as it only removes a small amount of skin and does not tighten the thigh too much. The vertical thigh lift is more effective for very lax thigh skin which extends beyond the upper inner thigh and often involves the area around the knee. The downside is the a long scar which is visible with short skirts or short pants. It is done when there are no better option but is a very effective technique. The procedure can be combined with a tummy tuck or other body contouring procedures.
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