With massive weight loss and ageing the excess skin causes an overly wrinkled, drooping appearance of the inner thigh. This can lead to chafing and discomfort in the medial thigh area as well as problems with clothing. Within the thigh there are areas where the skin has high adherence to the underlying tissue and areas of low adherence such as the inner thigh.
Mr Athanassopoulos performs massive weight loss surgery routinely within the NHS and uses liposuction to complement the procedure. There are a variety of inner thigh lifts tailored to the individual which will be addressed during the consultation.
Smaller thigh lifts can be performed under local anaesthetic and sedation while larger procedures require a general anaesthetic and an overnight stay.
Postoperatively you will be required to wear a garment and will need to be off work for approximately 2 weeks.
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Incisions are made in discrete areas when possible, and a more limited thigh lift may only require a shorter incision beginning at the groin, and extending only part way down the thigh so that it can be covered underneath shorts or a skirt. However, more extended procedures often involve a longer incision, and thus, longer thigh lift scars.