Inner thigh lift surgery is a surgical procedure designed to reduce excess skin or fat on the upper legs to create a smoother and firmer appearance. There are various techniques we can offer for thigh lift patients depending on your ambitions.
Thigh Lift Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
How can thigh lift surgery improve your appearance?
Like procedures such as inner thigh lift surgery, a thigh lift is a type of body contouring surgery. It is specifically designed to make the thighs look more toned by reducing excess skin and lifting and refining the overall shape of the upper legs.
Due to the varying types of surgery available, the overall improvements will vary, but the aim is to reduce excess unwanted skin, contour the thighs and leave you feeling more content in the way your lower body looks generally.
Who is suitable for this type of surgery?
Surgery to contour the thighs is sought by both men and women seeking to reduce excess skin that may have developed as a result of extreme weight loss or age. Patients often choose to combine this with other body contouring treatments like liposuction. A consultation is vital to determine whether this is the most appropriate procedure for you.
What happens during thigh lift surgery?
During thigh lift surgery incisions are made along the inside of the thigh – these are discreet. The incisions usually extend from the pubic bone to just above the knee.
Your surgeon’s technique depends on your personal goals and the amount of excess skin or the amount of excess fat that needs removing. The surgeon also considers the level of skin laxity you have and your expectations from the surgery.
In most cases both thighs are treated at the same time. In some cases liposculpture or liposuction is combined with thigh lift surgery. The incision is then closed and you’re taken to recovery to rest.
This type of body rejuvenation surgery takes 2 hours, on average, but this will vary depending on the patient.
What is thigh lift surgery recovery like?
There will be some swelling and bruising after with thigh lift surgery recovery, which is normal, and painkillers can be prescribed to manage any discomfort. You might be kept overnight to monitor your wellbeing.
Patients are given full aftercare information, including how to care for scars and advice on when to return to work. On average, patients usually take around 4-6 weeks to recover, but this varies patient to patient.
How long do the results of thigh lift surgery last?
Unless you gain weight again, the results will be long lasting. Patients will normally have discreet scars, but most agree this is acceptable in order to be happier with their appearance. If you are considering thigh lift surgery, it’s better to do so at the end of your weight loss journey.
Who should you trust to perform body contouring surgery?
The surgical team at LASE Cosmetic in Newcastle are body contouring experts ready to treat you. If you decide to go ahead with a thigh lift procedure, a skilled surgeon will give you honest advice on how best to move forward on your journey.