Thigh lift can be used to treat many people who have achieved significant weight loss due to bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass or Lap-Band) or through diet and exercise are often left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin in the medial thigh.

In a medial thigh lift a wedge of skin and fat is removed from the inner thigh and the skin is closed, leading to skin tightening, an improved leg contour and enhanced skin elasticity

Key facts about the Thigh lift surgery 

  • Hospital or an in –office procedure:  It’s a hospital procedure 
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia 
  • Incisions: a long incision in the inner side of the thigh.
  • Length of procedure: 4 hours.
  • Length of hospital stay: 2-3 days. 
  • What to expect: complications include seroma formation, poor wound healing. 
  • Discomfort: Moderate.
  • Long term result: should be permanent if no change in body weight.
  • Drains will remain till they stop draining. And will be removed in the clinic.
  •  Pain medication and oral antibiotic will be prescribed for you.
  • A compressive garment will be prescribed to the patient for 3 months. 

Thigh lift Before and After