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Home Surgical Procedures Thigh Lift/Thigh Dermolipectomy

In some cases toned, slender and shapely legs are virtually impossible to achieve through even the most rigorous exercise regimen. Those who have lost a large amount of weight may experience loose, sagging and unsightly excess skin around their thighs. Fortunately, thigh lift surgery can correct this condition with a choice of three procedures which can be performed either separately or in conjunction with each other to achieve the desired outcome.

Inner Thigh Lift

An inner, also known as medial, thigh lift targets the skin on the inner thighs. The surgeon makes an incision in the groin fold and lifts up the thigh skin and tissue to tighten it, therefore, creating the desired contour. Liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat and any excess skin is trimmed off before finally closing the incisions with sutures. This is the most popular type of thigh lift.

Outer Thigh Lift

An outer thigh lift tightens skin on the front and outside of the thighs. This procedure is very similar to inner thigh lift, however, in this case the incision is made in the groin and extends around the hips.


More severe cases might require a vertical thighplasty which involves a vertical incision that starts at the groin fold and extends vertically to the inner knee. During this procedure the surgeon will remove the excess skin and some fat, if nessesary, before tightening the remaining skin to the desired contour and closing the incision with sutures.

This surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia. Therefore, an overnight hospital stay is necessary. In minor cases it can also be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation as a day case. A surgical corset must be worn for the first 14 days after surgery to reduce inflammation and avoid complications. Stitches will be removed after 10 to 14 days.


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