Is usually performed in patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and have a lot of extra skin on the thighs. There are a series of procedures designed to improve this area including liposuction, thigh reduction, and thigh lift. Most of them involve removing a great amount of tissue (skin and fat) from the inner thigh and lifting the remaining tissue and attaching it with sutures to prevent droopiness and recurrence of the problem. Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where the skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be recommended.