Advantages: improves the shape of the thigh by retightening the skin on the inside of the thigh and suspending it in the underlying planes.
The crural lift considerably improves the shape of the thigh by retightening the skin on the inside of the thigh and suspending it in the underlying planes. The purpose of the operation is to remove the excess skin and reduce underlying fat infiltration. It consists of an incision close to the fold of the groin extending to the rear and resection of the excess skin. The skin is then tightened and fixed at depth in the underlying aponeurotic plane. Liposuction may be combined with this lift.
It should be noted that the medical insurance policy does not cover this operation, except in cases of bariatric surgery (due to obesity), which are sometimes covered under special conditions.
Lift of the inside of the thigh (crural lift) is performed when the skin on the inside of the thigh is too distended and when liposuction alone is not sufficient. This operation consists in retightening this cutaneous section: the excess skin is removed, the volume of the infiltrated underlying fat is reduced and the skin is suspended deeply in the underling aponeurotic plane.
A preoperative assessment is made beforehand to ensure that no contraindication will jeopardise the surgery. A consultation with the anaesthetist is planned two days before the operation at the latest. To avoid any healing problem it is recommended that the patient stops smoking at least one month before and one month after the surgery. It is strictly forbidden to take drugs containing aspirin in the ten days preceding the operation. The skin must generally prepared specifically the day before the operation and the same morning.
The anaesthetist and the surgeon consult with the patient to choose the appropriate anaesthetic. The crural lift can require a so-called “vigil” anaesthetic (local anaesthetic accompanied by tranquillisers administered intravenously) or a general anaesthetic.