A thigh lift involves removal of excess skin and fat from the thighs and is frequently combined liposuction to provide a good shape. The result is a trimmer, firmer thigh with a smooth, taut contour.
Refresh Cosmetic Surgery have extensive experience performing thigh lifts, along with other procedures commonly performed on patients who have experienced massive weight loss.
The incisions are placed in the groin area within the bikini line, where scars can remain hidden under clothing. The skin is pulled and tightened, and excess skin is removed. Liposuction is also performed to remove pockets of fat. The surgeon carefully reshapes the thighs in proportion to your body for an overall tighter and smoother appearance. For larger volume resections, the scar is placed on the inner thigh from the groin crease to the knee to maximize the amount of skin to be removed while keeping the scar inconspicuous. A thigh lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with other procedures that are common after massive weight loss, such as a tummy tuck and/or a Brazilian butt lift.
A thigh lift can often be performed either as a day case procedure or as an overnight stay. Typically, the procedure is performed under general anaesthesia but can be done under local anaesthesia with sedation.