Get better-proportioned, contoured thighs with a thigh lift.
Thigh lift, aka thighplasty, is a procedure to tighten and reshape your thighs. This is done by removing excess skin; and in some cases, fat. The result is smoother, more contoured-looking upper thighs.
Thigh Lift FAQs
A success thigh lift procedure can tighten skin as well as improve the contour of your inner thigh. This is achieved by with an incision either down the inner aspect of your thigh toward the knee; or the incision is made at the fold where the groin and thigh join.
If you are a suitable candidate for thigh lift you will:
- Be in good health
- No medical conditions that would impede your body’s ability to heal
- Relatively stable weight
Be a non-smoker or haven’t smoked in a while—smoking negatively affects your body’s ability to heal.
Day surgeries like these are quite safe. However, all surgery carries with it the potential for complication:
- Allergic reaction to antiseptic solutions, dressings or sutures
- A slower-than-normal healing time (which is usually caused by things like smoking or diabetes)
During your initial consultation, we will provide you with all the information about the procedure. This way you can make a more informed decision about the thigh lift procedure.
If you have lost some elasticity in your skin, or lost significant weight, then you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Three common reasons for getting a thigh lift include:
- Major weight loss
Another—less common—reason is those who exercise a lot. They are close to their ideal weight, and just want a little help getting the contour and shape they can’t quite achieve with exercise.
This surgery—in most cases—can be performed as a day surgery in a hospital. You will need to wear a compression garment for around six weeks post-op. The exact time will depend on your body’s healing ability and the extent of surgery. You should avoid lifting weights for six weeks. And you might want to wait a week or two before driving.
It is natural to feel a little discomfort for a few days after surgery—this is normal. Part of your post-operative care will involve an aftercare plan to help you recover as quickly and successfully as possible.
A thighplasty is another name for thigh lift. Adding ‘plasty’ after a body part (other examples include: abdominoplasty, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty) is to say that part of the body is being moulded. More specifically it’s grafting, moulding or changing the shape of something.