After body weight fluctuations, the thighs have a tendency to accumulate excess skin and fatty tissue that cannot be corrected without surgery. A medical thigh lift will remove tissue in the upper one third of the leg. The incision is confined to the groin in the leg crease. If redundant tissue extends further down the leg, an incision in the medial aspect of the thigh downward to the knee can be added. It will run downward to the knee to address the areas of excess tissue.