What Is a Thigh Lift?

Woman,Pinching,Skin,On,Her,Thighs The thighs are unusually resistant to diet and exercise, often producing excess fat, skin, and wrinkles over time. A thigh lift can help firm, tighten, and tone the skin, especially after a dramatic loss of weight. These procedures include inner, bilateral, and medial thigh lifts. In this blog, we’ll go over the different types of thigh lifts and what they do.


The general goal of a thigh lift is to correct excess sagging skin that’s typically due to sudden weight loss, such as childbirth. It’s also combined with other procedures to remove fat, like liposuction. A thigh lift requires both intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, which will allow Dr. Austin to make a number of incisions. Be sure to get a thigh lift from a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Edwin N. Austin.

Inner Thigh Lift

An inner thigh lift removes excess skin and fat from the inner thighs, which is typically due to aging or extreme weight loss. Dr. Austin will make an incision between the thigh and pubic area, which allows even low-rise underwear to hide scarring. Excess tissue is then removed, and the remaining skin is tightened to improve the shape of the inner thighs.

Bilateral Thigh Lift

Bilateral thigh lifts address excess skin and fat on the front and sides of the thighs. Dr. Austin will make an incision in the groin area that may extend around the hip. The next step is to lift and trim excess skin from both sides of the thigh, which tightens the skin. This approach allows Dr. Austin to remove more skin, so it’s particularly helpful for patients with an unusually large amount of excess skin. This type of thigh lift is often combined with a lower body lift.

Medial Thigh Lift

A medial thigh lift involves making incisions from the groin to the crease of the buttocks, followed by the removal of excess tissue on the upper portion of the inner thigh. The incision may also extend around the hip, depending on the specific location of excess skin and fat.

Are You Ready for a Thigh Lift?

Request a consultation with Dr. Edwin Austin at Oregon Plastic Surgeons in Salem, OR, if you’re ready to discuss getting a thigh lift. He can answer your questions about your specific needs and expectations for this procedure. Book your appointment by calling 503-561-7000.

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