What is a Medial Thigh Lift?
Medial thigh lift is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat from your inner thighs. The goal of the procedure is to improve the appearance of your inner thighs by removing the “dimpled look” and skin redundancy. The incision does leave a scar in the groin line, but it fades in time and can be hidden by a bathing suit.
Who is a candidate for Medial Thigh Lift?
Medial thigh lift candidates include patients who have lost a lot of weight recently and have sagging skin on their thighs and generally, patients that are not satisfied with the look of their inner thighs.
The Medial Thigh Lift Procedure
A medial thigh lift usually lasts several hours and can be an outpatient procedure and rarely requires a short hospital stay. You may be given local or general anesthesia depending on the surgical plan you and Dr. Tehrani have developed. The surgery begins with an incision in the groin area, near the hip. After the incision is made, Dr. Tehrani separates the skin on your thigh from the fat and muscle below by pulling the flap of skin upwards. Then, Dr. Tehrani removes the excess skin and anchors the remaining skin back in place.
When the procedure is complete, Dr. Tehrani closes the incisions with small stitches and covers them with bandages. A small drainage tube may be inserted in your skin for several days to drain excess fluid from the surgery.
Benefits of a Medial Thigh Lift
Some of the benefits of associated with a medial thigh lift are:
- Adds to the weight loss and gives you smooth thighs
- Improves self confidence when wearing a swimsuit
- Relieves rashes on the undersurface of the thighs
- Removes the dimpled, cellulite look of the thighs