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Thigh lift

Surgery to lift and tighten skin on the thighs
for a smoother, slimmer silhouette

Thigh lift

Surgery to lift and tighten skin on the thighs for a smoother, slimmer silhouette




Excessive skin on the inner thigh

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General anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic with or without sedation may be used for smaller procedures.

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1-2 hours

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Hospital stay


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4-6 weeks. Return to work from 2 weeks, depending on the job


Thighplasty at Bella Vou can help your legs look better in and out of clothing, and give you the body confidence you deserve.


Thighplasty at Bella Vou can help your legs look better in and out of clothing, and give you the body confidence you deserve.


Age, pregnancy, and weight loss can leave the skin on the thighs wrinkly, loose, and saggy. A Thigh Lift or thighplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to lift and tighten the thighs and remove all excess skin and fatty tissue.

Thigh lift surgery can make the thighs look smoother, tighter, and more toned. Thighplasty at Bella Vou can help your legs look better in and out of clothing, and give you the body confidence you deserve.

Are there any other treatments to lift the thighs?

Yes, Bella Vou offers different treatments to slim the thighs and tighten the skin. Vaser Liposculpture and Renuvion skin tightening can also reduce fat and improve the shape and appearance of the thighs. BodyTite is an innovative new technique that simultaneously removes fat and tightens the skin. The experienced plastic surgeons will examine your legs and recommend the best treatment programme to get the results you want.

How long should I wear the pressure garments?

If your plastic surgeon recommends you wear pressure garments, you should keep them on day and night for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise advised.

Will my Thigh Lift scars be visible?

All surgery leaves scars. The specialists at Bella Vou work hard to minimise scarring. The scars are placed discreetly in the groin and inner thighs. If extensive amounts of skin are removed, the scars are longer. However, they are placed on the inside of the legs, hidden from direct view.

When will I be able to exercise again after a Thigh Lift?

You can usually start exercise at about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. It’s sensible to take it easy in the early days, then increase intensity as your strength and fitness improve.

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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Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert, accredited cosmetic surgeon, with no obligation to proceed to treatment. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and whether a Thigh Lift is the right procedure to help you achieve the appearance you want.

Bella Vou also offers innovative, new techniques for treating loose skin and excess fatty tissue. The experienced plastic surgeons can advise on whether Vaser Liposculpture, together with either Renuvion skin tightening or surgery to remove excess skin, may provide smaller scars, quicker recovery, and a better cosmetic result.

Bella Vou will always give you an honest and impartial professional opinion. Mr Amir Nakhdjevani says:

‘We make sure that we advise people correctly about whether surgery is right for them. We treat everyone as if they were our family. We might turn people away, suggest alternative treatments, or we may suggest that they go to a different specialist at another establishment. If someone is uncertain about an operation, we're happy to see them several times, without a consultation charge. At Bella Vou, we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures. It's always about giving an honest opinion and honest advice.’

Step 2. Meet your surgeon

You will be offered a further appointment with your consultant before proceeding to surgery. This will give you a chance to find out more about the Thigh Lift procedure, your recovery, and to ask any questions you may have.

Step 3. Preparation for Thigh Lift surgery

The surgeons at Bella Vou will advise you on any pre-operative preparation to reduce your risk of infection and help your recovery.

You may be asked to stop any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication, which can increase the risk of bleeding. It's important to stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, which can impede the healing process. You should continue to shower daily, as usual.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed to Bella Vou, given a gown to wear and escorted to the state-of-the-art operating theatre. If you have a general anaesthetic, the experienced anaesthetist will support you and carefully apply the anaesthetic.

Step 4. What happens during Thigh Lift surgery?

After thoroughly cleaning the skin, the surgeon will make an incision on the inside of the groin. The length of the cut varies depending on the amount of skin and fatty tissue to be removed. For people with extensive excess skin, the scar may extend from the groin towards the knee.

The surgeon will then pull the skin towards the incision, ensuring it is tight and smooth before suturing the wound closed and excising all the excess skin and underlying fatty tissue.

The sutures are hidden under the skin. They are absorbable and do not need to be removed. After the operation, dressings are applied to the wound, and a pressure garment is placed to reduce swelling and bruising.

Step 5. Recovery from a Thigh Lift

You will usually be able to go home on the day of the procedure, with no drains or drips. Some swelling and bruising are normal after Thigh Lift surgery. The plastic surgeons at Bella Vou will provide you with an elasticated support garment to reduce swelling and bruising and help the process of healing and tightening.

One of the Bella Vou team will give you a call the day after surgery to make sure you’re well and to answer any questions. The nursing team will check your wound after one week, and your surgeon will review your progress after six weeks; however, the staff is always on hand if you have any concerns.

Your surgeon will provide individual guidance on rehabilitation and when it's safe to return to normal activities. Most people can get back to work around two weeks following surgery. You can usually drive between two and four weeks after your operation, and after four to six weeks, you can gently reintroduce exercise.

The staff at Bella Vou will carefully monitor your recovery. After one week, the nurse and wound care specialist will check your scar. At around six weeks, your surgeon will check your progress, and at six months, the nurse and wound care specialist will see you again to ensure that you remain healthy, well, and happy with your results. If you have any questions or concerns, the staff are on hand to offer support and guidance every step of the way.


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