After losing large amounts of weight, many patients are still frustrated by laxity and drooping of the thighs and buttock. A lower body lift can raise and tighten the buttocks, outer thigh, and some of the front of the thigh. However, it does little to improve looseness low on the thigh and it does not help the inner thigh at all.

Loose skin in the inner thigh alone can be improved with an inner thigh lift, which involves an incision in the groin at the very top of the inner thighs. This can remove loose skin and cellulite at the very top of the inner thigh, but it does not create substantial differences farther down the thigh. Pulling hard enough with this incision to try to make a notable change in the lower thighs often results in substantial deformation of the genitalia and is ill advised.

For laxity that extends to the knee, a thigh lift is done with an incision that goes all the way down the inner thigh. Though the scar is long, it allows for ideal tightening and re-contouring of the thigh. It is a real life-changer for many patients, and they are among Dr. Teitelbaum’s happiest patients. No scar is ever invisible, but these scars typically do fade. In any case, the enormous leg narrowing and tightening from this procedure is thrilling to many patients.

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