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Thigh Lift

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Thigh lift surgery or thigh

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Magical Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
15 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Dr. Ozge Ergun Plastic Surgery Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
48 reviews
TPCD - Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
FROM€ 2,646
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
15 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Coramed Medical Centre

Wrocław, Poland
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
FROM€ 2,085
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Pataki Plastic Surgery

Budapest, Hungary
IPRAS - International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery
FROM€ 1,600
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KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland
1 review
TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
FROM€ 3,250
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Szeptest Cosmetic Surgery

Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 1,500
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
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Demirkan Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International
FROM€ 2,635
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
30 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,008
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141 reviews

Thigh Lift Cost

Average Thigh Lift costs are € 2,246, based on Thigh Lift prices from 17 clinics. Cheapest Thigh Lift cost is € 1,500 where Thigh Lift prices can go up to € 3,250.

Thigh Lift prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Thigh Lift in Turkey is a popular option where Thigh Lift costs as low as € 2,008. You can also find Thigh Lift clinics in Poland starting from € 2,085. Thigh Lift in Hungary is another popular option where prices start from € 1,500.

Please note that the Thigh Lift prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Thigh Lift procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Thigh Lift procedures. To receive a personalized Thigh Lift quote, please click HERE.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery or thigh plasty is a type of plastic surgery procedure which can effectively tighten the skin around the thighs area, thus reducing any sagging in the inner and outer thighs regions. This procedure aims to achieve firmer and more attractive upper legs. Thigh plasty surgery is usually performed on patients that have lost a considerable amount of weight, but it can also be performed on individuals that have excess fat and loose skin tissue around the thighs.

There are two main types of thigh lift surgery

● Inner thigh lift surgery or inner thighplasty 
● Outer thigh lift surgery or outer thighplasty 

 

An outer thigh lift procedure can be performed as part of a body lift procedure. The inner thigh lift is usually performed as a single procedure. Patients often combine outer thigh lift surgery with tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. This is called an extended or vertical thigh lift procedure.

Thigh Lift Candidates

Thigh lifting surgery is recommended, especially for patients who have lost significant amounts of weight by bariatric surgery or exercise. Because these patients usually have a large amount of drooping tissue around the thigh area after their excess weight loss experience. Some patients may have sagging skin around the thighs even without any weight loss. It can only be due to genetics.

Am I Suitable for Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift procedure is not recommended for those with an unstable weight as fluctuations can interfere with the success of the surgery results. 

Thighplasty patients need to be in good general health without any severe medical conditions. For example, patients who have diabetes, lung disease or heart disease may not be good candidates for thigh lift surgery. Individuals wanting this surgery also need to have a clear understanding of the procedure and what it can achieve.

Preparing for Thigh Lift

Patients must avoid smoking for at least 2 weeks before the thighplasty surgery. They should inform their surgeons of previous surgeries, any medical conditions, and medications. Avoiding blood-thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplementations is also very important at this stage, as they can increase the risk of excessive bleeding during the thigh lift surgery. It's a good idea for patients to have a physical examination from their GP before traveling abroad for the surgery.

How is Thigh Lift Performed?

The anesthesia choices for thigh lift surgery can be general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. At first, the incision areas are shaved and cleaned with betadine. After the anesthesia kicks in, the surgeon begins making the necessary incisions that he or she determined before the procedure.At this stage, several techniques can be used. One technique places incision in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh. Another technique uses an incision along the inseam and removes excess skin from the groin down to the knee.

There are two main types of thigh lift surgery: 

● Inner thigh lift surgery – the incision is made in the groin crease 
● Outer thigh lift surgery – the incision is made horizontally, just under the hip bone 


There are also alternative types of thigh lift procedure called medial, anterior, and lateral thigh lift.
After the surgeon creates the incisions, any excess skin and fat tissue from the thighs area are started to remove. Once the desired result is achieved, the incisions are closed up with dissolving stitches and the area is wrapped in bandages in order to avoid any potential infection in the thigh area. The thigh lift recovery period can begin.

Thigh Lift Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient may spend 1 or 2 nights in the hospital

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Back to Sports

6 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Back to Work

3 - 4 weeks

Thigh Lift Recovery

The average thigh lift recovery period lasts around 5 weeks. When the patients wake up from their thigh lift surgery, their incisions will be bandaged and will most likely have drains to prevent blood and fluid from accumulating. 

Patients need to avoid any movement during the first week of the thigh lift recovery period. Sitting during the recovery period will also not be allowed because it can put pressure on incisions and compromise healing. Compression garments need to be worn during the first 2 weeks after rhinoplasty surgery. Patients can usually return to work in around 3-4 weeks, but physical activity and sitting need to be kept at a minimum, as it can lead to complications.

Thigh Lift Risks and Complications

Thigh lift surgery risks and complications can include: 

● Infection 
● Excessive bleeding 
● Scarring 
● Wound separation 
Revision surgery 
● Asymmetry

● Deep vein thrombosis

● Fat necrosis

Thigh Lift Side Effects

Thigh lift surgery side effects can include: 

Pain 
● Discomfort 
● Swelling 
● Numbness 
● Bleeding

● Infection

● Fluid accumulation (seroma)

Thigh Lift Success Rates

Thigh lift reviews set the average success rate at 93%.

Before and After Thigh Lift

The swelling will gradually reduce during the first 2 weeks after surgery. Results will start to become visible from the second week onward but it’s important to note that patients should maintain their weight after the procedure. Just because the fatty tissue has been removed, it doesn’t mean that it can’t grow back. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help patients maintain their newfound look following their thigh lift surgery.

Thigh Lift FAQ

When Can I Resume Sports or Exercise After the Thigh Lift Procedure?
Patients can return to exercise or sports in around 6 weeks after the procedure. 

Are the Thigh Lift Scars Visible?
No, the scars are well hidden, especially if a skilled surgeon performs the surgery. The scars are located in the skin's natural folds and creases.

Can the Procedure Be Combined with Other Types of Surgery?
Yes, body contouring and tummy tuck are popular choices among patients to combine with thigh lift procedure.A thread thigh liftin which absorbable threads are used to lift the inner thighs can also be used in some particular cases.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.