Thigh lifts are performed in order to tighten the loose skin of the thigh and buttock. Either the inner or outer thigh (or both) may be addressed. These procedures are most often indicated in patients who have lost a great deal of weight.
The method of surgery is to undermine the skin and remove the excess. The incision is placed around the upper thigh and buttock and/or within the groin or buttock creases. The operation is done under a general anesthetic. The procedure is one component of a "Body Lift" procedure.