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Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

Reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin, in some cases fat. The result are thighs that are better proportioned & have smoother skin

1. How long is the recovery?
You should be able to go home the following day. You should be able to return to your normal activities after two weeks. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return after two weeks.

2. I’m worried about pain.
There is slight discomfort following a thigh lift, but this is only temporary. Some swelling and bruising is expected but resolves over a number of days.

3. Will I look natural?
Every effort will be made to give you a natural end result.

4. Can I avoid general anaesthetic?
This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.

5. What is the cost?
If you would like a tailored quote, please book an initial consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options with your chosen consultant. Once the initial consultation is complete, you will receive a tailored quote for your treatment. Please call us on 01709 464200 or email enquiries@kinvarahospital.co.uk if you wish to receive a guide price for any specific treatments.

About

A thigh lift or thighplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the thighs by removing excess skin, and in some cases fat. After losing a significant amount of weight, some individuals have great difficulty with the excess, loose skin that can gather on the inner and outer thighs. For other individuals age and genetic factors can contribute to premature ageing of the thighs and negatively impact self-confidence.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Thigh Lift?

The best candidates for a thigh lift are those;

  • Who have loose skin on the upper inner thighs,
  • Whose weight not not changed significantly during the last 6 months,
  • Who do not have a medical condition that could impede healing,
  • Who do not smoke,
  • Who have realistic expectations of the results and willing to follow all pre-op and post-op instructions.

Procedure

The type of thigh lift surgery performed, depends on the area that requires correction. For medial thigh skin laxity an incision is made at the junction between the inner thigh and pubic region. A pre-determined amount of excess skin and underlying fat is then removed. For lateral thigh skin laxity an incision is made at the front and lateral aspect of the thigh, at the top of the thigh. A pre-determined amount of excess skin and underlying fat is then removed.

After surgery, dressings are applied and a compression garment fitted. This is to be worn during recovery. Some swelling, bruising and discomfort is normal and to be expected, but resolves on its own over several days.

During your consultation, we will advise you on which type of thigh lift would be best for you. If required, a thigh lift can be combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck or breast lift, depending on your individual goals.

Prior to your surgery, our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions. This will include how to care for the surgical site and incisions, pain relief that may be used to handle discomfort and when you may resume normal activity.

Speak to a member of our team for further information or to arrange a consultation

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Possible Risks

As with any surgical procedure, risks should be considered, and the decision to undergo a thigh lift should not be made hastily. Risks include;

Scar / poor scarring – in some patients the scar may remain red and raised for a number of weeks,

Over correction / undercorrection,

Asymmetry – there is always a risk of asymmetry whenever surgery is performed on both sides of the body. It is important to understand that nearly everyone has some pre-existing asymmetry,

Bruising and swelling – bruising and swelling is expected but rarely persists for several weeks,

Bleeding and haematoma formation,

Infection –  should an infection arise then treatment with antibiotics or further surgery may be necessary. The risk of infection is rare.

Delayed wound healing – this is a higher risk in smokers,

General anaesthesia risks, such as feeling sick and vomiting, deep vein thrombosis, shivering and sore throat.

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Pricing & Finance

When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.

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Kinvara Private Hospital is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, we cannot guarantee specific results.

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