Thigh lift surgery may be performed for sagging skin of the outer and or inner thighs. Aging and weight loss are the most common causes.
An outer thigh lift is performed through incisions in the waist/ hip area and can be extended to lift the buttocks as well.
An inner thigh lift may require an incision in the crease between the leg and body (inguinal fold) in minor looseness from aging while sagging of the inner thighs from significant weight loss usually requires removal of excess skin along the entire length of the inner thigh from the inner knee to the trunk.
It is common to include liposuction as part of the thigh rejuvenation procedure. Recovery usually takes about two weeks.