Since the thigh and buttock area is one of the main areas where fat is stored, a thigh lift is often combined with a lower body lift as an integral party of the full body lift process. However, it can be performed by itself as well.
During the thigh lift, which restores an attractive contour from the upper leg down to the knee area, an inconspicuous incision is made along the groin crease. Through this incision the excess skin and fatty tissue is removed and the skin is tightened to smooth the area. Liposuction is often used in this procedure to remove any remaining excess fat.
During the lower body lift, the incision extends around the body like a belt. This incision is placed as to be hidden by bathing suits and similar garments. Then the hips, buttocks, thighs, lower back and lower abdomen are lifted into a higher position and excess skin is removed, creating a smoother lower body area with no handing skin.