A thigh lift removes excess skin and fatty bulges on the inner part of the thigh, and Dr Cope often combines it with liposuction of the thighs. This provides a dramatic improvement in contour, and improves discomfort from chaffing of the inner thighs.
The incision is usually hidden in the groin crease, but if there is a lot of excess skin then an incision along the inner part of the thigh is also necessary. *The surgery involves a general anaesthetic, with a 2-3 day stay in hospital. *Most people return to work within 2-3 weeks following the surgery, and a pressure compression garment must be worn after the surgery which minimises the bruising and swelling and helps produce an even contour. Heavy activities and sport should be avoided for one month.
*Note results may vary from person to person