A thigh lift addresses the inner upper area of the thigh which can have loose skin and extra fat naturally or more noticeable after weight loss. This surgery can be modified depending on the extent of the problem with either a scar horizontally (but below the bikini line) or extending vertically (i.e. down the thigh), sometimes all the way to the knee. The scar is a definite trade-off which may not be acceptable to some patients. The sensitive nature of the area of surgery usually requires an overnight stay after surgery as well as a few doses of blood thinners to prevent blood clots developing in the legs (DVT). Infection and wound healing are other common problems encountered with this procedure.