A thigh lift is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper legs. Candidates typically suffer from loose, inelastic skin after extreme weight loss due to diet, exercise or bariatric surgery.
There are two primary types of thigh lift procedures. In a medial thigh lift, the surgical incision is made on the inner thigh along the line where the leg meets the groin or it can extend vertically down the inner thigh. This approach focuses on addressing sagging skin and excess fat on the inner thighs. On the other hand, a lateral thigh lift involves an incision made from the groin area around the back of the body. This technique not only targets the outer thighs but also provides a lifting effect on the buttocks. Liposuction may also be used to enhance results.