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Thigh lift surgery is done by James M. Shaw, MD to remove excess skin and tighten the upper thigh area. The inner thigh is most commonly addressed. This is because the inner thigh skin is thinner and less elastic than the rest of the thigh skin. For most patients, liposuction is done as part of the surgery in order to remove excess or uneven fat deposits before removing the excess skin.

The most common technique is to remove a crescent-shaped portion of skin on the upper inner thigh. This allows for removal of the stretched skin and leaves a scar that is almost in the groin crease where it is not very noticeable.

A more aggressive approach may be necessary for patients after substantial weight loss. There may be loose skin much farther down the inner thigh than the upper crescent excision will address. For these patients, the skin removed is V-shaped and there is a resulting scar going up and down on the inner thigh.