Will A Lower Body Lift Improve The Sagging Skin In My Inner Thighs?

Q: I am a 35 year old mother of two. I’m 5’4″ and 144 lbs. I have been planning my mommy makeover for a while now and have put a alot of thought and research into it. I need a breast makeover with a lift and implants and a tummy tuck. The other area that bothers me a lot is my inner thighs. I have very little fat just loose skin with a lot of stretch marks. I know an inner thigh lifts creates scars and I am not wild about that idea. I know that thse groin scars can move downward as they heal which could be a problem in a swimsuit. Would a body lift be a better option? I know the scar goes the whole way around but how well would it lift the inner thigh area? What are your thoughts?

A: Your thought process is a good one but you have an understandable misconception about what the the lower body lift or circumferential lipectomy procedure can do. By removing skin and fat all the way around (360 degrees), it will make significant changes to your abdomen, lower back, buttocks and outer thighs. But it will have little if any effect on the inner thigh area. You wouldn’t do a lower body lift if you thought one of its main advantages was improvement in the inner thighs. The only way to improve the inner thighs is to treat them directly with an inner thigh lift. This would be far easier and more effective than a lower body lift. With well-placed incisions, the scars should remain fairly hidden in the groin creases.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana