This operation removes excess skin and fat from the thighs with easily dissimulated scars. It’s recommended for patients where the skin quality doesn’t allow a simple liposuction as the skin is too distended.


At the first consultation, I will study from your photographs the localized excess fat and skin on the lower body to harmonise the thighs in order to evaluate the quantity of skin to remove, the amount of fat to be aspirated and the area which need filling out to remodel the buttocks.
A veinous check up is usually required to evaluate the risk of thrombosis.
I cannot stress enough the importance of giving up smoking before the operation. It is vital for a good result with minimal risk of complications.


Is carried out under general anesthetic followed by a brief hospital stay over.
Usually, the scar is situated in the fold of skin at the groin and in the fold of skin under the buttocks easily hidden under clothes. Sometimes, because of the excess skin, a vertical scar needs to be made along the length of the inner thigh from knee to groin.
You will be asked to evaluate your pain from a degree of 0 to 10 and the medical team will adapt the pain killers to your specific need. It’s vital that the pain is dealt with rapidly and we ask you to work together with the medical team so as to ensure your maximum comfort.


The aftercare is difficult because of the large area of skin which has been treated and because of the situation of the scar. A rigorous hygiene is needed.
After the removal of the bandage, you have to wear a compressive garment in order to reduce swelling, facilitate skin retraction and minimize the scar. For the two months following the operation, our team physiotherapist will advise you what type of exercise will be right for you. An extensive cruroplasty, which involves cutting veins and lymphatics, can cause swelling for two months. Some sessions of lymphatic drainage can be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms.


After a cruroplasty, I have to see you after 6 months to evaluate the final result and if necessary make some minor cosmetic adjustments to perfect the result.
To come back to what I have said to you in the beginning, the removal of fat and skin is permanent, but, to keep a beautiful esthetic result over time, it is necessary to look after yourself, eat correctly, and do some sport, in order to maintain your new look.
All my team is at your disposition to help you. This operation creates the opportunity to turn a new page in your life to improve the quality of your life and your health.