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Excess skin and fatty tissue can be removed from the medial thigh area with a medial thigh lift. In patients who have lost a great deal of weight, the excess skin can extend down the upper leg to the knee, an incision is placed down the leg on the inside to remove excess skin on the thigh. If the loose skin and fatty tissue is not as extensive, then the incision can be hidden in the groin region to elevate and tighten the medial thigh.
The procedure takes 2-3 hours depending on the amount of loose skin and the procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure or with an overnight stay depending on the how extensive the procedure is and the patients general health. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a fully accredited private surgery center. Activity level and weight resistance is restricted for 2-3 weeks and then light aerobic exercise for 3-4 weeks with adding weight resistance and increasing intensity to a full work out by 6-8 weeks. Sit-ups and push- ups can be started at 6-8 weeks. Sitting for long periods is discouraged in the first 2 weeks but standing and reclining does not put any tension on the incisions.