Thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and is usually performed on patients who have lost a large amount of weight, naturally or after bariatric surgery. Excess skin sometimes causes not only an unsightly appearance but also health problems (produces excessive sweating, folliculitis, makes walking difficult). It is also indicated when you want to outline the shape of the thighs.

In patients who have lost weight after bariatric surgery, excess skin is common throughout the whole body. In this situation, a therapeutic plan can be made, in stages, associated with several types of surgical procedures (abdominoplasty, arm lift, circumferential body lift, mastopexy, etc.)

Thigh lift can be combined with liposuction for better results.


The reasons why it is recommended are:

    • when the skin has lost its elasticity and is in excess;
    • liposuction removes localized adipose tissue, but cannot remove excess skin. The lift procedure is recommended to mould the shape of the thighs de lifting;
    • to remove excess fat;
    • for women who want to have more supple thighs.

Operating techniques:

– with scars at the base of the thighs, towards the groin region ( the non-elastic tissue from the base of the thigh is removed);
– with a vertical scar, located on the inner side of the thighs (it is the variant with the most spectacular effects).

General risks of the operation:

    • risks of anesthesia (general or epidural);
    • bleeding, hematomas;
    • seromas;
    • infections (prevented with intra- and postoperative antibiotics);
    • reactions to sutures;
    • healing with unaesthetic scars;
    • asymmetries of the volume of the thighs or of the position of the scars after the operation;
    • thrombosis and embolism (prevented with anticoagulants and resumption of movement as soon as possible after surgery);
    • lower migration of the scar at the base of the thigh and stabilization of the position in a visible area, in the upper 1/3 of the thigh;
    • extraction of the labia majora due to the presence of the scar (inelastic tissue) at the base of the thighs.


Due to the positioning of the scars, it requires very careful postoperative care in terms of hygiene and restriction of movements. Mobilization restrictions refer to all movements that involve abduction of the thighs on the pelvis (removal of the thighs) and are recommended for 4-6 weeks. Regular walking is allowed immediately postoperatively.
Choose a thigh lift to get rid of excess skin.