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Who Can Have Thigh Lift

  • Men and women that experience drastic weight loss and suffer from sagging skin in the thigh area
  • If you're in your target weight and healthy 

Treatment Duration

The surgery will take 1 - 2 hours. But you can expect the process to take a whole day, including tests and preparing for the surgery. And the patient is expected to stay overnight in the hospital post-operation.

Thigh Lift Risks & Side Effects

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Skin discoloration
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • Seroma
  • Skin contour irregularities
  • Asymmetry
  • Change in skin sensation

Thigh Lift Recovery Time

The recovery period will differ from one patient to another, and it depends on the extent of the procedure. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide you with a compressing dressing to apply on the thighs to reduce swelling. They may insert a tube to drain any fluids accumulated in the surgery area.  

You should take a minimum of 10 days off work, reduce any leg movement, and prioritize your leg to stay in an elevated position.

In the first two days after the surgery, you will feel discomfort, and follow a medication plan to reduce the pain. But you will notice an immediate change in the thighs' contour. The bruising will fade away after a month after the surgery.

You will need to avoid lifting heavy objects and performing demanding activities. Typically your wounds will need six to eight weeks to heal.

Thigh Lift Success Rate

Thigh lift surgery has a success rate of 90%.

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Thigh Lift at Luna Clinic Turkey

How Does It Work?

A thigh lift, also known as Thighplasty, is a surgery performed on a patient who experienced massive weight loss and suffers sagging and excess skin in the thigh area. The surgeon makes small incisions following the bikini line to remove the excess skin and lift the remaining skin to give the thighs a tight contour.

Typically, a thigh lift is performed with liposuction surgery to get the best results.

Types of Thigh Lift

There are 3 types of thigh lift: Inner thigh lift, outer thigh lift, and vertical thigh lift.

Inner thigh lift - focuses on the inner area of the thighs

Outer thigh lift - targets the front and outside area of the thighs

Vertical thigh lift - targets a broader area to remove more sagging skin and requires a larger incision.  

We will ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide below to evaluate your case for your online consultation.

What Does Thigh Lift Surgery Involve?

We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best thigh lift surgeon available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure. Here is what you can expect:

1. Final consultation with the surgeon 

The surgeon will discuss the proposed surgery plan with you and address any concerns or expectations you have about the surgery. They will examine your thighs and draw marks suggesting the incision areas.

2. Anesthesia

Your surgeon will give you general anesthesia, and you won't feel any pain during the surgery.

3. Making the incisions 

Your surgeon will choose the appropriate incision based on the type of thigh lift surgery. Then remove the excess skin and fat cells before suturing the incision. Your surgeon may insert a drain (a thin tube); the tube drains fluid and blood. Your doctor will remove the tubes a few days after the surgery.

If an excess amount of fat is present, your surgeon might perform liposuction before doing thigh lift.

3. After the surgery 

After surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital overnight. Your team of providers will watch to ensure you're healing. You may wear a compressing dressing to reduce swelling. Before discharging from the hospital your doctor will explain aftercare instructions. 

What Should I Expect After Thigh Lift Treatment?

  • Expect to wear a compression dressing to minimize the swelling.
  • You should check your incisions to recognize the appearance of any infection.
  • You could experience pain, bruising, and swelling for about a month after the surgery. But your doctor will provide a medication plan to ease the discomfort. 
  • You should avoid strenuous activities for six weeks but, you can continue to your normal activities within a couple of days.
  • It would be best if you do light walks to prevent blood clots.
  • You will have follow-up visits depending on your recovery plan.
  • You can see the new thigh shape immediately after the surgery, but you will notice the final results in 6 months up to a year. 

Things You Should Consider Before Thigh Lift

  • A week before the surgery, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medicine associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as early as you can
  • It is best to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. It would be best if you didn't take in alcohol 24 hours before the surgery.
  • If you are taking medicine for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery.    

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does a thigh lift do?

Thigh lift surgery tightens the skin in your thighs, and it removes sagging skin and fat cells to give the thighs a slimmer contour.

How painful is a thigh lift surgery?

During the surgery and after the surgery, you will be under medication to ease the pain. But expect to feel minor pain and discomfort until a few weeks after the surgery. 

Can you walk after a thigh lift?

Your doctor will advise you to rest after the surgery. But light walks are encouraged after the surgery to speed up the recovery and improve blood circulation.

Does thigh lift reduce cellulite?

Thigh lift surgery focuses on eliminating sagging skin, including cellulite.

Does thigh lift cost abroad affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the thigh lift cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 

Learn more about Thigh Lift in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    While doing a price search for plastic surgery in my own country, I came across flymedi and had my surgery at esteworld for a much more reasonable price and I am very happy. The team and flymedi were very professional.
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    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Vukašin, Serbia
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    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
    star star Aug 2020
    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
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    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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