A thigh lift is done to remove excess skin from the thigh and up to the buttocks area. This sagging skin is usually caused by weight loss and/or ageing. The inner thigh lifts are done with incisions over the inner thigh which are hidden in the groin crease. Outer thigh and buttock lifts are done with incisions extending from the groin around the back, and they could be done with a buttocks lift surgery. The scar from surgical incisions is well hidden by bathing suits or clothing. All of the scars fade with time. Bruising and swelling are to be expected, as well as a "tight" feeling in the thighs. This usually subsides after several weeks. This is usually done under general anesthesia with the patient confined for two to three days. Suture will be removed after ten to 14 days.