Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical technique to eliminate flaccidity, excess skin or fat tissue from the contour of the thigh and restore firmness and muscle tone.


Men and women with excess fat or skin in the contour of their thighs as a result of hormonal changes, aging, abrupt changes in weight or a sedentary lifestyle.

Preoperative Period

During the first visit, the surgeon will perform a physical examination and conduct a personal interview to determine the patient’s expectations.

He or she will perform a local analysis of the condition of the skin on the inner thigh (excess amount, fat tissue and elasticity) and will use this information along with a complete medical history to recommend the most appropriate type of surgery.

Surgical Technique

The surgery is performed in an operating room, usually under general anesthesia.

A thigh lift procedure tends to last approximately 2 to 3 hours.

First, marks are made on the upper and inner thigh and groin region to determine the amount of skin and fat tissue to be removed. An incision is then made along the crease of the groin and where the thigh meets the perineum in order to detach the skin and fat tissue. After the excess skin and fat have been removed, the incision is closed and a dressing is applied to facilitate healing.

Postoperative Period

The patient will remain at the clinic for the first 24 hours on absolute bed rest with drainage tubes and bandages. The second day, once the surgical wound has been checked and treated for the first time, the patient will be allowed to move around in the room. On the third day, he or she will be discharged with medication and the specialist’s recommendations.

The second week, a follow-up examination will be conducted at the specialist’s office and, depending on the evolution of the healing process, the continued use of local dressings and moisturizers may be recommended. Patients may return to work within 15 days to one month, depending on the amount of activity required for their job.

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