Thigh Reduction (Thigh lift)
As a result of weight loss and the normal age related effects on skin laxity, men and women often develop an excess of inner thigh skin and fat which tends to hang down as a loose fold extending from the groin region to the inner aspect of the knee. They often feel that the inner thigh skin rubs together.
A thigh reduction (“thigh lift”) is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from the inner thigh region to improve the shape and contour of the upper leg. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and takes 2-3 hours to perform and requires 1 night stay in hospital. During the procedure the excess skin and fat are excised leaving a short transverse scar in the groin crease connected to a long scar on the inside part of the thigh extending from the groin towards the inner aspect of the knee region. The wounds are stitched with dissolving sutures leaving the resulting scars as hidden from view as possible. This cosmetic procedure has high patient satisfaction and low complication rate. It can be performed in conjunction with liposuction if additional excess fat needs removing.