Thigh lift surgery is typically performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending on your health conditions and the extent of the surgery. It takes two to four hours to complete.
There are Three types of thigh lift procedures. Your surgeon will recommend one or a combination of both depending on your unique case:
Mini inner thigh lift:
You may be qualified for a mini thigh lift procedure. in this method, the extra loose skin is removed through an incision in the groin area. your surgeon may use liposuction to further contour your thighs.
Medial (inner) thigh lift:
In this procedure, an incision is made at the groin area and along the inner thigh to the knee. The loose skin is then removed through the incision. Your surgeon may use liposuction for extra contouring of the thighs. This method is used when the excess skin is mostly found on the inner thighs.
Lateral (outer) thigh lift:
This procedure is used if you need contouring of the buttock and outer thighs. It is a more extensive procedure, takes longer, and will require general anesthesia. With a lateral thigh lift, extra skin is removed through incisions that are made around the hip and extend to the groin area. Scars are strategically placed where they can be covered by cloths.