Thigh lift surgery reduces the excess skin and fat in the thigh and knee area. Both men and women who have excess loose skin on their thighs may be candidates for this body contouring procedure. Often this excess fullness to the thigh region makes it difficult for patients to find clothes that fit. Many people who have lost massive amounts of weight due to bariatric surgery may also benefit from this procedure. The skin that was stretched due to weight gain very often loses its elasticity and therefore does not bounce back after the weight loss. A thigh lift helps get rid of this excessive skin and tissue in this area.
There are several types of thigh lifts, each of which differs according to the incision.
An inner thigh lift involves incisions along the groin fold. This is the most popular type of thigh lift. This type of incision is best for those who have a moderate amount of skin and fat to be removed.
A vertical thigh lift involves a vertical incision that starts at the groin crease and extends to the inner knee. This scar is visible when the inner thighs are showing. This type of thigh lift is performed on patients with more significant loose skin.
Once Dr. Smith has seen you for a consult, performed a thorough examination, and reviewed your medical records and medical history, he will be able to recommend which options are best indicated for you.