Also known as a medial thigh lift, an inner thigh lift is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper thighs to improve the appearance and shape of the thighs. Patients who consider a thigh lift often have loose skin around their thighs following significant weight loss or pregnancy. In many cases, patients may combine an inner thigh lift with other body contouring procedure including a tummy tuck, breast lift and arm lift.
The Inner Thigh Lift Procedure
The inner thigh lift begins with an incision along the line where the leg meets the groin. It is made along the natural fold to minimize any visible scarring that may result. The size of the incision will vary depending on the amount of correction that is necessary. In most cases, the incision will be hidden along the natural folds of the body and will be concealed by most swimsuits and types of clothing.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Matthew Malamet carefully reshapes and tightens the underlying tissue to improve the overall contour of the thigh. Any excess skin that has lost elasticity is then removed to create a firm and smooth contour.
Inner Thigh Lift Key Facts:
- Anesthesia: General
- Length of Procedure: 60 Minutes-3 Hours
- Length of Stay: Patients generally return home shortly after the procedure
- Discomfort: Moderate swelling, bruising and discomfort
- Anticipate: Swelling and Bruising will persist for a few weeks, but daily activities can be resumed within a few days
- Final Results: Visible once swelling and bruising subside
- Duration of Results: Lasting
Inner Thigh Lift Results
The results from an inner thigh lift are generally immediately visible following the procedure. The results will further improve over time as swelling and bruising subside. The inner thigh lift will produce a flat and firm thigh contour and can even have a positive impact on the appearance of cellulite and dimples.
If you would like to learn more about an inner thigh lift and how it can restore a more youthful and firm thigh contour, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.