Is there any scarring with a thigh lift?

Has the skin on your thighs become so loose and flabby, that you’re thinking about having a thigh lift?  If so, scars are probably a big concern for you, so it’s important to ask your plastic surgeon if there is any scarring after a thigh lift.

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that is done to reshape the inner or outer thighs by removing excess skin and fat.

Is there any scarring with a thigh lift?

Yes, there is scarring with a thigh lift, but the scars will fade over time.  Scars are normal after any type of surgery, because they occur as part of the body’s natural healing response to a skin incision.

The size and location of the scars after a thigh lift will depend on the extent of the procedure, and the surgical technique of the surgeon.  A skilled, experienced plastic surgeon can use specific techniques to make scars less noticeable after a thigh lift.  

Incisions for an inner thigh lift, are typically made within the natural fold of the inner thighs, so the resulting scars are hidden in the groin area.  The incisions for an outer thigh lift may extend from the groin area, and around the hip to the low back.  These scars are made as discretely as possible. 

Minimizing scars after a thigh lift

In order to minimize the appearance of scars after a thigh lift, patients are advised to follow their plastic surgeon’s instructions regarding caring for incisions.   In addition, procedures such as laser therapy and microneedling can make scars less prominent.

Interested in learning more about a thigh lift?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery, is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (267) 843-8186.

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