I have done a lot of work on thigh lifts since writing my doctoral thesis on the subject in 1989. I have developed new techniques whose aim is to improve the results and prevent complications. I have become “the” uncontested reference on the subject, and teach my techniques every year both in France and all around the world (see News).
This operation focuses solely on the inside of the thighs. The outside and front are dealt with using the body lift procedure, whilst the back is dealt with using the buttock lift (scar beneath the buttocks).
Treatment of this region is commonly requested because the skin is very fine and deteriorates rapidly. The inside of the thighs is also the site of fatty deposits that can be very uncomfortable.
There are 3 types of procedure, depending on the type of alteration:
– If it is in the early stages, making a small scar in the gluteal fold can be sufficient.
– If there is more significant alteration, but localised at the top of the thighs, we choose the technique with a short, vertical scar (10/12 cm). It is more often than not barely visible. We always have good results because this procedure allows us to remove excess skin along its width.
– If the skin has been severely damaged (major weight loss, for example), we need to use a long, vertical scar (from the top to the bottom of the thigh). It is quite visible, but the result is nevertheless always spectacular.
These 3 operations can involve a liposuction phase, for complete reshaping of the thigh.
The post-operative period
There are 2 types of possible problem:
– Widening of the scar: this is easy to correct under local anaesthetic
– Descent of the scar with vulval involvement (only in procedures with the scar in the gluteal fold because the main traction is vertical). The patient then experiences discomfort, as the result of a fold that is less deep between the lips and the thigh. This fold is essential for allowing underwear elastic to stay in place. As a result, it thus tends to position itself in the wrong place. This is why this procedure requires an experienced surgeon and, if possible, one that has taken classes from Dr PASCAL.
Case with a simple scar in the gluteal fold, rising up to the pubis
Case with a short, vertical scar
Case with a long, vertical scar