The inner thigh zone is a common problem, especially for women that can be corrected very often with liposuction. If the skin is too lax, an improvement of the appearance can be achieved only with a lifting operation.
In recent years, the incidence of thigh tightening has increased dramatically due to progress in successfully treating obesity via surgery ( gastric bypass , stomach stapling , … ).
There are two methods available:
- crescent-shaped incision in the groin region
- crescent-shaped incision in the groin region expanded by a straight cut along the inside of the thigh towards the knee.
The method with the crescent-shaped incision reduces the amount of the thigh only slightly, but is able to tighten the skin on the inner thigh.
The method with the extended cut along the inside of the thigh is very effective; it significantly reduces the amount of the thigh.
In the majority of my patients, the excess skin is not serious, so the long incision is rarely necessary therefore the crescent-shaped cut in the groin area is sufficient. The scar is placed so that it comes to lie exactly in the crotch and remains covered in underwear/swimwear.
An important aspect of the thigh lift is to prevent the skin tension in the groin region, which can lead to a further relaxation of the skin and (for women) lead to a downward misalignment of the outer labia. To this end, the taut skin must be attached with a dermis flap to the tight connective tissue of the pubic bone (“Cool’s fascia”).