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Benefits of a Medial Thigh Lift

Do you have loose or sagging skin from aging or weight loss? A medial thigh lift is a safe and effective body contouring procedure that can help rejuvenate your appearance.

As we grow older, the skin of our thighs naturally loses elasticity and starts to sag. This can be due to a number of factors including:

  • Loss of bone density & muscle mass
  • Repeated periods of weight gain/loss
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Rapid weight loss

In cases when your skin cannot be tightened with diet and exercise, a thigh lift is a safe and beneficial cosmetic surgery option that is proven to deliver a long-lasting, pleasing solution.

Customized Medial Thigh Lifts in Kelowna

To help you get the best possible thigh lift results, Dr. Peterson can customize this plastic surgery to suit your unique cosmetic needs and aesthetic goals to help you achieve a more pleasing figure and better quality of life.

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What is a Medial Thigh Lift?

A medial thigh lift is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lift and tighten the loose and sagging folds of skin that patients may experience around the inner thigh area.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a thigh lift can safely:

  • Remove excess tissue
  • Result in firmer and smoother thigh skin
  • Create a more youthful and pleasing figure
  • Create better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body

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Liposuction + Medial Thigh Lift Combination

A complete approach to a medial thigh lift may involve the removal of any excess upper thigh fat (usually done through liposuction) and then tailoring the overlying skin for a firmer, more youthful appearance.

During the pre-surgery consultation, your plastic surgeon may suggest that you combine a thigh lift with liposuction to remove surplus fat and free up the skin to allow it to be lifted more effectively.



Candidates For A Medial Thigh Lift

If you are unable to achieve your body contouring goals through efforts such as diet and exercise, then you may want to consider a medial thigh lift for a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Suitable candidates for a thigh lift are those who:

✓ Have unwanted skin and soft tissue along their thighs

✓ Can maintain a stable weight. Losing/gaining weight after surgery can interfere with your results

✓ Are psychologically and physically healthy

✓ Have realistic expectations of the procedure

✓ Can commit to maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime after the thigh lift to maintain results

✓ Don’t smoke as this can disrupt the healing process and increase the risk of complications

✓ Do not consume too much alcohol since this can also impair recovery and raise the risk of complications

However, before deciding on any cosmetic surgery, it is imperative that you discuss your options first with your plastic surgeon. They can assess your unique needs, aesthetic goals and medical history to determine your suitability for this body contouring treatment.

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Risks & Benefits of A Medial Thigh Lift

A thigh lift procedure can provide enormous aesthetic and health benefits for patients. However, before opting for the surgery, it’s important to fully understand the associated risks and benefits.

This will enable you to make an informed decision about whether or not the procedure is right for you.


  • Your body will appear more shapely and proportional
  • Your thighs will be firmer, smoother and more youthful
  • A thigh lift helps tightens loose skin in the inner and outer thighs, and enhances contours.
  • Removes unwanted fat from the inner thighs, tops of the knees, and outer thighs (saddle bags).


  • There may be some visible scarring but this will become indiscernible over time
  • Relatively long recovery period (typically 3 weeks)
  • A secondary procedure may be required to correct any unevenness or bumps
  • Risk of infection or adverse reaction to anesthesia


What Are the Realistic Expectations From a Thigh Lift Procedure?

When you decided to undergo a cosmetic treatment such as a thigh lift, it’s important to discuss with your plastic surgeon what you should expect from the outcome. This will help you keep a realistic frame of mind and allow you to be more satisfied with the results.

Some of the expectations from a medial thigh lift include:

  • It will provide a smoother, more youthful appearance by improving body contours and removing unwanted tissue
  • It is a relatively permanent solution to get rid of excess fat on thighs, the results of which can last up to 10 years.
  • The complete results of the surgery won’t be visible until several weeks later, once the recovery period is over.
  • The surgery will cause mild scarring that will remain permanently. However, over one year after the surgery, the scars will reduce in visibility if the patient maintains good health and fitness.
  • Some firmness in the thighs can be lost over the years due to the natural aging process.

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To find out more about the costs, risks and benefits of a medial thigh lift, contact our Kelowna clinic at 250-868-9099 or fill out our online contact form.

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