Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the shape and contour of your upper thighs. It can be used to finally conquer the dimpled look left behind by cellulite or to remove excess skin and fat after dramatic weight loss. Many physicians recommend this type of procedure for the front and side areas and claim the small scar at the hip will fade with time and can be hidden by a bathing suit.
Similar to a lower body lift, the procedure may be done as an inpatient in a hospital facility or, depending on how extensive the procedure is, the patient may opt for an outpatient surgical clinic.
As with other similar types of cosmetic surgery, drains will be placed post-operatively to prevent hematoma or seroma formation. Compression-style garments may be worn to help the skin maintain its new shape. Adverse events that are associated with lower body lift include bleeding, infection, clot formation, wound dehiscence, extended wound healing, or excessive scar formation. Common short-term side effects may include numbness, tingling, or other changes in skin sensation.