Thigh Lift
Individuals with significant  weight loss at sometime due to loss of skin elasticity experience loose,hanging extra skin around the thighs and buttocks.The result is an embarresing attempt to cover the thighs and hinder in wearing of certain clothes which one may want to wear  but is unable to do so.It may hamper into daily activities like bathing ,squatting and maintaining personal hygiene.

Many individuals who have lost a large amount of weight may experience loose, sagging, excess skin around their thighs, hips and buttocks. This skin has lost what is known as elasticity. It is stretched and hangs.

Sometimes, this extra, loose and flabby skin in the thighs can cause quite a bit of discomfort. It rubs when the person is walking. It can make finding clothing that fits comfortably very hard. It can even make bathing and personal hygiene difficult. And, physically it detracts from the natural shape of the thigh area. After working so hard through diet or exercise-or perhaps after undergoing gastric bypass surgery for weight loss-it can be discouraging to look in the mirror and see all of that loose, excess, flabby or dimpled skin around the thighs and buttocks.

   The Procedure

A thigh lift at our center is performed with general anesthesia. The procedure involves small incisions in the inner thigh and groin area. The plastic surgeon will carefully determine where to make these incisions to minimize scar visibility when you are wearing a wide variety of clothing and to meet your personal desires.
In some instances, a thigh lift also involves the area around the outer thigh and the buttocks. In these cases, the incisions are somewhat longer and may extend from the buttocks over to the abdomen and to the groin. During your pre-surgery consultation, your plastic surgeon  determine which type of thigh lift procedure will be best for you and just where the incisions will be made.

In both types of thigh lift–inner or those extending to the outer thighs and buttocks-excess skin tissue will be removed and the remaining skin will be stretched and repositioned creating a smoother and firmer contour.


Immediately following your thigh lift, you will wear a supportive garment that will help compress the surgical area. This is very similar to an elastic girdle and will help reduce swelling and promote the skin around the surgical area to return to its natural tightness. Inner thigh lifts usually can be done on an out-patient basis while thigh lifts that involve the outer thighs and buttocks may require a brief hospital stay-usually just a day or so. Any discomfort that you may feel can be controlled by medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon
Within several weeks, you’ll notice any swelling and bruising disappearing. In most cases, within five or six weeks, thigh-lift patients can resume most normal activities including exercise. In four to six months you’ll see the final results of your thigh lift with a smoother, tighter contour and more attractive appearance to your thighs. Keep in mind that each person heals at a different rate.

   Potential Risks and Complications

All surgery carries with it some risks, but in general thigh lift surgery is a safe and effective solution to eliminating loose and sagging skin. In the rare event of an infection or adverse reaction to anesthesia, your plastic surgeon can prescribe effective medications to control these situations. It is important to follow your plastic surgeon’s directions about taking prescribed medications, caring for the incision area and changing any bandages.  Be sure to ask him or her any questions you may have regarding the recuperation process.

   Common Questions About Thigh Lift Surgery

Is a thigh lift covered by insurance?
In most cases a thigh lift is not covered by insurance. However, it is always best to check with your insurance carrier and to discuss insurance coverage with your plastic surgeon

Will I be hospitalized?
If you are having an inner thigh lift, you most likely will be an outpatient and will return home right after your surgery. Those having thigh lifts that involve the outer thighs and buttock areas will usually be in the hospital for just a day or two.

How long will I be bruised and swollen?
You will notice bruising and swelling the first few weeks following your thigh lift. This will continually lessen as you heal. Itís important to follow your plastic surgeonís recuperative directions and get plenty of rest during this time. In a month or so youíll see the swelling and bruising greatly diminish if not completely disappear.

Will scars be visible?
Your plastic surgeon will make incisions in areas that are hidden by the natural shape of your body. There may be some scarring depending on the extent of your thigh lift, but over time, these will fade and become almost invisible.

Hair Transplantation
Breast Augmentation
Male Gynaecomastia
Skin rejuvenation Programs
Acne Scars, Botox
Genital Surgeries
Vitiligo, Torn Ear Lobes
 Name :
 Phone No. :
 Email :
 Message /   Query :