Well as you can imagine, I just had an inner thigh lipo and that was a little painful. I can only assume that you will be under tremedous pain due to having a thigh lift. I can only recomment to take your pain medications and make sure you get some Xanax to ease the discomfort. And yes of course, you will need someone to aid you during at least the first week to get you around to and from bathroom. Best Wishes and just think how great your outcome will be!