Due to weight loss and aging, loose skin accumulates in the thigh area and cannot be eliminated by exercise. OHSU offers both inner and outer thigh lifts to improve the contours of the body and enhance the shapeliness of the thigh area. A thigh lift removes excess skin and lifts the remaining skin to create smooth inner leg contours and a more appealing upper leg.
During the inpatient procedure, your surgeon will make an incision in the groin crease extending back toward the crease in the buttocks. Through the incision, the plastic surgeon tightens tissues for a better-toned lower body contour. Deep support sutures within the underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours and close the skin incisions. The results are apparent almost immediately.