How do cosmetic surgeons do thigh lifts?

Inner / Outer thigh. Plastic surgeons perform inner and outer thigh lifts. The outer thigh lift is part of the total body lift procedure. It is an extension of the tummy tuck incision to go around your hip. The other thigh lift removes excess skin and gives you that ~ballerina long leg look. The inner thigh lift is a separate procedure which removes excess skin and makes the legs look even more shapely.
A surgical procedure. A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to lift and tighten the inner and/or outer thigh skin and tissues. Often it is indicated for patients with a history of massive weight loss. Scars vary depending on technique and indications. The results can be dramatic but the scars are long and recovery can be lengthy (4-6+ weeks). Consult with a plastic surgeon to explore your options.