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Thigh Lift

Reshaping The Thighs

A thigh lift can reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better contours for the thighs and lower body.

What words should I know about thigh lift surgery?

General anesthesia

Medications that are inhaled and/or given by injection into a vein used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin's surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A medication injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Medial thigh lift

A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the inner thigh.

Outer/lateral thigh lift

A surgical procedure to correct sagging of the outer thigh.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.



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