A thigh lift, or cruroplasty is a surgical technique for improving the contour of the thighs. It is usually performed in patients who have had a significant weight loss. Their excess skin causes discomfort or makes them look older. In a thigh lift, excess tissue is removed and liposuction performed.
Thigh lift reduces excess skin on the inner thigh, but it is not a slimming or liposculpture technique. Candidates for thigh lift are, for example, patients who have undergone gastric surgery or who have had a gastric balloon inserted, and who may have lost a large amount of weight in a very short time. The skin in this area is very thin and does not have much capacity to retract, so it needs to be reduced surgically.
Thigh lift may also be necessary in patients who have had liposculpture or liposuction on the thighs, significantly reducing the volume. Thigh lift eliminates excess skin in the upper and inner part of the thighs, and lifts the sagging tissue of thighs and buttocks, thus significantly improving the body contour.
During the first weeks after surgery, the thighs will be swollen. But you’ll already notice that your skin is smoother and tighter, and you’ll also an improvement in your body contour. The final results won’t be visible until 6-12 months after the intervention.
For more information on thigh lift surgery, contact Dr. Ruiz Castilla and her team at
the specialist thigh lift clinic in Barcelona.