Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)

Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to remove this excess skin and fat, leaving the thigh area tight and smooth, and giving you the body confidence you deserve.

Duration 1-2 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthetic Local anaesthetic +/- sedation (for smaller volumes)
Hospital Stay No
Recovery 2 weeks
Addresses Excessive skin on the inner thigh

Is this right for me?

Our plastic surgeons will discuss the type of surgery that is required and whether this would be as a general or local anaesthetic procedure. Our cosmetic surgeons only use absorbable sutures under the skin to minimise the scarring. Some patients who have the procedure under general anaesthetic may require drains. You will take antibiotics for 1 week following the surgery. The scars will fade over time to leave a faint line in the groin or on the inner thigh.

Our cosmetic surgeons will assess your skin quality and elasticity in the inner thigh area. In patients will good elastic skin the fat of the inner thigh can be removed by liposuction and allow the skin to shrink over the following weeks and months. If the skin is thin and lost its elasticity then it needs to be removed at the same time.

The outcome of thigh lift surgery will leave hidden scars that will fade with time and leave you with a more re-shaped and toned thighs that allow better fitting of clothes and swimwear that improves your self confidence.

What does this involve?

The extent of your thigh lift surgery depends on the amount of loose skin and fat you have in your thighs. In minor cases excess skin can be taken up into the groin, leaving just a hidden scar. Otherwise, the scar will extend discretely from the groin down the inner thigh and towards the inner knee.

In some patients liposuction is also performed to achieve the desired appearance of the thigh. The cosmetic surgery procedure takes between 90 - 120 minutes to carry out.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery like?

It is normal to expect some swelling and bruising after your thigh lift surgery. To minimise this, our plastic surgeons will therefore provide you with pressure garments to wear after your surgery. Typically, thigh lift surgery takes approximately 2 weeks to recover.

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At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.

Prices start from £5,000 including two compression garments.

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