A thigh lift (or thigh reduction surgery) involves removing excess skin and fat from the inner thighs. This procedure helps improve the shape of the inner thighs, making them appear more toned and eliminating any discomfort caused by the upper thighs rubbing together when walking or running. A thigh lift usually involves a scar along the medial edge of the thigh, extending to the intergluteal cleft posteriorly. In the most severe cases, the scar follows the circumference of the thigh and occasionally involves a vertical incision along the medial edge of the thigh. The length of this varies depending on the amount of excess skin. Surgery usually takes place under general anaesthesia.