Can inner thigh lift surgery remove crepey skin?

I lost 70 lbs in the last two years, and now I have some excess skin in the inner thighs and around the groin area that I want removed. I would like to preserve the fat on my outer thighs, because it gives me a nice body shape. That's why I'm considering inner thight lift surgery, instead of an outer one. Do you think this type of tight lift can effectively remove the crepey skin I have?


F, 56, Virginia

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I had an inner thigh lift, and I was able to achieve smoother, more contoured legs. I had lost and gained weight repeatedly during my life, and as a result, my skin elasticity was loose, and my thighs rubbed together. I'm in my early 60s and my skin can be described as crepey in different areas, but the skin on my thighs is now firm and tight. The plastic surgery was easy to recover from, and my doctor did a combination of liposuction and the removal of excess skin to give me a contoured look that I wanted.

I had consistently maintained the same weight for over one year before having the surgery, and I'm thrilled with my surgical results. I recommend that you see a board-certified plastic surgeon for an examination and recommendations on the best surgical procedures. Based on your description of the skin on your inner thighs, I believe you would be thrilled with the results that you can achieve with the inner thigh lift.

So, the short answer is yes, maybe, sort of. The inner thigh lift procedure is really to help you get the shape you want, rather than removing skin, but part of the process is to remove excess skin. So as a by-product of the shaping, your crepey skin will be removed. To be absolutely sure, I would say ask your doctor. He (or she!) can look at how much skin there is and how much of it they can remove at once from the problem area without hurting you. And congratulations of your weight loss! That's an amazing show of dedication. Good on you.

I got an inner thigh lift because I was aiming for a thigh gap. Any way, the surgery cuts near your pubic area backward towards the area where your thigh meets your booty. After my surgery, I didn’t have anymore inner cellulite. Unfortunately, I did not get the thigh gap I was aiming for. One thing to be aware of is that a healthy diet is very important while you’re recovering. After a thigh lift it is so important eat healthy because you will no be able to do any rigorous exercise for a month and so you do not want to sabotage your results before you have made a full recovery. Sometimes liposuction is a better solution for crepey looking skin.

My skin was really loose before my thigh lift surgery. I had lost over 100 pounds through a gastric bypass surgery and exercise, but my thighs and butt were really saggy after the surgery. I wanted to get a butt lift but after talking to my doctor, the cosmetic procedure that would better suit my needs was a thigh lift. It is a lot to take in at first. I lost over 10” in each thigh and scars took awhile to get rid of. I can see them now but they’re not noticeable with a tan and shea butter. I used compression pants and exercise daily now to keep my legs thin. The lifts helped to remove fat and contour, but it does take a toll on you the first couple of months. TLDR; You won’t recover right away. It’s worth it if you want to lose inches off your thighs quickly. If you have jiggly thighs, this will make them tight and firm.

I'm 53 years old. While I expected my body to change with age, I didn't like the excess skin that I saw. The skin around my thighs started to sag and have a crepey-looking appearance. I wasn't really bothered by the shape of my legs; I just hated the way the skin on my inner thighs looked. My plastic surgeon suggested a medial inner thigh lift. While there may be non-surgical options that can deal with crepey skin, these options are not permanent. I wanted a permanent solution. The medial thigh lift removed the crepey skin from my inner thigh. What makes this solution even better is the fact that I don't have a visible scar to distract from the way my improved thighs look. I no longer have the unpleasant loose skin that bothered me so much.

First off, congratulations on this amazing transformative weight loss journey! Losing 70 pounds must not have been easy, and I commend you for making your health and wellbeing a priority. I think you picked the perfect procedure for your needs, given that you'd like to preserve the outer shape of your thighs. The crepey skin will easily be gone with an inner thigh lift procedure. You'll immediately notice that the saggy skin is now tighter, and far smoother than before. You worked really hard to lose all that weight, and you deserve the confidence boost that comes with dropping such a significant amount of weight. It sounds like the inner thigh lift is the way to go so you can remove the inner crepey skin in your thigh area. Your skin can look completely different once its stretched out, so I'd highly recommend getting thigh lift surgery done so you can go enjoy your new body!