Many people do not like the appearance of their thighs. Loose and uneven skin, or thick thighs can be reduced surgically by removal of skin.
Reasons to do a thigh lift
- Loose skin
- Thick thighs that causing friction and skin irritation when they rub against each other
- Difficulty matching clothes sizes for upper and lower part of the body
- After weight loss there can be loose, saggy skin. The procedure is frequently performed as part of a 'body lift' or in combination with abdominoplasty or brachioplasty.
There will be T shaped scar starting from the inside of the thigh extending into the groin and to the back of the thigh. Initially this scar is quite visible, but with time it will fade and become relatively unseen.
There are a number of different thigh lift procedures, the choice of the most appropriate one depends on the areas of the thigh you wish to address and the results you wish to achieve. In some cases, liposuction is sufficient to remove stubborn pockets of fat. However, in most cases patients will achieve a better result with surgery that removes the excess skin and tissue that hangs from the thighs as a result of weight loss or the natural aging process. For some patients, it may also involve tightening the tissue and muscles under the skin with internal sutures. Your surgeon will discuss the options with you at your consultation and together you will decide on the best approach.
This type of procedure is normally done under general anaesthesia.
Most of our patients who undergo a thigh lift will require an overnight stay in hospital. There they are taken care of by professionals with extensive experience of this surgical procedure. On discharge you will have been given an appointment for your first post-operative visit to the Aesthetic Institute, but patients are welcome to contact us before that if they have any concerns.
There is a certain amount of swelling and discomfort after the procedure and the legs will normally need to be kept elevated for the first few days. You will need to wear a support garment for at least 3 weeks. Stitches are usually removed after two weeks, at which point you will be able to return to more sedentary work. It is typically another couple of weeks before patients return to more physical work.
What does it cost?
The overall cost of a thigh lift depends on a number of factors including how extensive the surgery will be, and if the procedure is carried out as part of a combination procedure.
You can read more about our prices for different procedures and treatments here. See prices for thigh lift.
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