Thigh lift surgery is appropriate for individuals who have lost skin elasticity in the thigh, hip and/or buttock areas, due to extreme weight gains and losses or aging, or those who have saggy, dimpled skin or are simply self-conscious about the appearance of their lower body. The plastic surgeon removes excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs in those patients for whom liposuction alone does not sufficiently correct the problem. The surgeon carefully places scars in locations that can fit within the bikini line.
In most cases, thigh lift surgery yields tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin, more appealing contours, and fewer irregularities in the surface of the skin.
In some cases, the patient may opt for additional procedures performed at the same time to enhance the results of thigh lift surgery. Liposuction, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck are often performed in conjunction with thigh lifts.