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Thigh lift surgery or thighplasty is a type of cosmetic procedure which can effectively tighten the skin around the thighs area, thus reducing any sagging in the inner and outer thighs regions. Thighplasty surgery is usually performed on patients that have lost a considerable amount of weight, but it can also be performed on individuals that simply have excess fat and skin tissue around the thighs.

There are two main types of thigh lift surgery:

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

Patients who have body lift surgery, also have an outer thigh lift procedure performed as part of the 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 tummy tuck procedure.

Thigh Lift Candidates

Thigh lift surgery or thighplasty is recommended for patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight either through bariatric surgery or exercise. These patients are usually left with a large amount of saggy tissue around the thighs area. Some patients may have sagging skin around the thighs even without any weight loss, it can simply be due to genetics.

Am I Suitable for Thigh Lift?

Severely obese individuals are not good candidates for thigh lift surgery. Thighplasty patients need to be in a good state of health and a stable weight before going in for surgery. Patients suffering from diabetes, lung disease or heart disease may not be good candidates for thigh lift surgery or thighplasty. 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. Herbal teas, multivitamins and blood thinners such as aspirin also need to be avoided for two weeks before the thighplasty surgery. It’s a good idea for patients to have a physical examination from their GP before travelling abroad for thigh lift surgery.

How is Thigh Lift Performed?

Thigh lift surgery can be performed while the patient is under general anaesthesia or IV anaesthesia. The incision areas are shaved and cleaned with betadine. Once the anaesthesia kicks in, the surgeon can begin making the necessary incisions.

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

After the proper incisions are created, the surgeon will proceed to eliminate any excess skin and fat tissue from the thighs area. 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. Patients need to avoid any type of movement during the first week of the thigh lift recovery period. Compression garments need to be worn during the first 2 weeks after thighplasty surgery. Patients also need to avoid sitting for the first 2 weeks after the procedure and driving for at least 3 weeks. Patients can usually return to work in around 3-4 weeks, but physical activity and sitting needs 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

Thigh Lift Side Effects

Thigh lift surgery side effects can include:

● Pain
● Discomfort
● Swelling
● Numbness
● Bleeding

Thigh Lift Success Rates

Thigh lift reviews set the average success rate at 91%.

Before and After Thigh Lift

The swelling will greatly reduce during the first 2 weeks after surgery. Results will slowly start to become visible from the second week onward but it’s important that patients 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 exercise can help patients maintain their newfound look.

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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

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Szeptest Cosmetic Surgery

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Thigh Lift Cost

Average Thigh Lift costs are € 2,193, based on Thigh Lift prices from 17 clinics. Cheapest Thigh Lift cost is € 1,500 where Thigh Lift prices can go up to € 3,390.

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 € 1,825. 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 FAQ

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When can I resume sports or exercise after the procedure?

Patients can return to exercise or sports in around 6 weeks.

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Are the scars visible?

No, the scars are well hidden, no matter the surgery performed. The scars are located in the skin’s natural folds and creases.

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Can the procedure be combined with other types of surgery?

Yes, body contouring and tummy tuck are popular choices among patients.