Thigh Reduction and Lift (Thighplasty)


There are number of causes of excessive skin and fat on the thigh area, such as substantial weight loss and growing older. A thigh lift removes the excess skin and fat from the upper and inner thigh which firms and tightens the area.

The procedure is usually done under general anaesthetic either as a day case or with an overnight stay. An incision is made from the groin, across the inside of the thigh to under the buttock. After the surgery is completed the incision will be covered with a dressing. Pain is usually minimal but regular painkillers will make your recovery more comfortable. You will be prescribed a course of antibiotics but it is very important that you keep the wound clean by using an antiseptic wash whenever you use the toilet to help to prevent infection. After the area has been washed it should be covered by a dressing held in place by a compression garment. You should avoid exercise for a month. Patients are usually able to return to work after seven to ten days.


Operation Time 1.5 hours
Anesthesia general
Nights in hospital 1
Common Risks bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity
Uncommon Risks infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, permanent nerve damage, delayed wound healing, fluid collection
Pain and discomfort 3 – 7 days
Follow-up after surgery As required, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months
Time off work 2 – 3 weeks
Sports 2 weeks – walking
4 weeks – jogging
6 weeks – everything
Result 12 weeks until final result scars continue to improve over 18 months

The cost of a thigh lift starts from £6,095.

The procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic at our specialist clinic and usually involves a one night stay in hospital.

This cost includes all your consultations before surgery and unlimited appointments following your procedure.

For a consultation please complete our contact form or telephone 0800 001 6688

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