The effects of ageing, gravity, weight loss and a decline of skin elasticity all combine to cause a loss of tone and definition in the thighs. A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to remove skin and fat from the thighs, tightening the skin and improving the contour of the upper legs. A thigh lift usually takes between three-four hours to perform, depending on the amount of correction required. The position of the incisions will be determined by the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. The incisions will be in the groin crease between the body and the thigh. The incisions may extend only a part of the way around the thigh, or all the way around the thigh. Excess fat may be removed with liposuction or directly excised. A compression garment must be worn fulltime for four weeks post surgery. If you wish for taut, terrific upper thighs and are sick of thighs which refuse to tighten up, a thigh lift might be for you. A thigh lift is priced at $6000.