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Thigh Lift

We want to help you continue to meet your personal goals. Our team will give you the personal treatment you deserve.

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin and some fat from the thigh area. With a large weight loss, your skin is more likely to be loose as the skin will lose its ability to retighten with age. Thigh lifts are not meant to strictly remove fat. Liposuction may be done in conjunction with a thigh lift, or alone if fat removal is the goal.

The main reason people have thigh surgery is:

  • To remove loose skin in the inner and/or outer thigh due to significant weight loss

We want you to be informed before making your choices. Our caring team will take the time to listen to your needs and fully explain everything. We will develop a personal plan customized for your needs. You can feel confident in our excellent care.

Your surgeon will include in a discussion with you:

  • Types of thigh lifts
  • Scarring

Types of thigh lifts

There are different types of thigh lifts.

Inner thigh lift – this is considered more of a minor thigh lift and is the most popular type of thigh lift. An incision is made in the groin fold and the skin is lifted and tightened.

Outer thigh lift – for more substantial skin and fat removal. An incision is made from the groin fold around the outside of the hip.

Vertical thigh lift – again, for more substantial skin and fat removal. An incision is made from the groin fold to the knee. A section of skin can then be removed from the inner thigh.


Visible scars will remain after surgery, but will fade some with time. Depending on the extent of your thigh lift, some incision scars may be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. Your overall results should be relatively permanent if you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.

Each thigh lift surgery is based on an individual’s body and goals. We would be happy to schedule a consultation to answer any questions you may have and provide our recommendation on what we think is best for your situation. You will be well taken care of at HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. We are confident you will be pleased with the results.

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We offer complimentary consultations for cosmetic and skin rejuvenation services. For other procedures, patients are responsible for any health insurance co-pay or deductibles.

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