A thigh lift is a procedure in which the surgeon corrects sagging skin in the inner front and back side of thighs. It is often performed in combination with liposuction in which the excess fat layer is removed. A thigh lift takes approximately one to two hours. It is performed under general anaesthesia. A one-day hospital stay is required after the surgery. The stitches are self-absorbed. Swelling and bruising disappear after two to three weeks. The client must wear compression garments for six weeks after the procedure. The results of a surgical thigh lift tend to be significant and long-lasting.