Thigh Lift Surgery

A tight lift (Thighplasty) surgery helps reshape the thighs by reducing the excess skin and fat cells for getting smoother skin results. A thigh lift procedure also provides better-proportioned contours.

It is important to give detailed information to people who consider getting this operation by answering the questions such as “what is thigh lift mean or am I a good candidate for thigh lift surgery” which represents the most wondered ones specific to saggy lower legs.

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    Types Of Thigh Lifts

    Thigh lift includes different procedures in itself and can also include different cosmetic surgery procedures. The most common Thighplasty types are:

    • Mini thigh lifts: Instead of the entire thigh area, excess fat in the inner thigh area is removed.
    • Inner or medial Thighplasty: In this procedure, the inner region of the upper thigh is treated.
    • Vertical thigh lift: This operation aims to lift the lower and middle sections by getting rid of the excess skin.
    • Lateral thigh lift: It removes extra skin and fat cells from the outside of the thigh.
    • Posterior thigh lift: This Thighplasty procedure focuses on both buttocks and the back of the thighs.

    Thighplasty can be the only operation the patient will experience, or it can be performed with the surgeries such as arm lift, liposuction, and breast reduction.

    What Is Thigh Lift Surgery?

    A thigh lift is an invasive cosmetic surgery that is applied to improve the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin on the related area.

    This procedure gives a better solution for people who have difficulties to achieve their desired overall body image with diet or exercise.

    When considering the results, it can easily be said that the operation helps both reshaping body and improving quality of life.

    Thigh Lift Surgery Treatment

    In order to answer the question of “How is thigh lift surgery done”, it is necessary to approach the pre-and during-the procedure together.

    Before the thigh lift surgery: A patient's health condition is checked, a medical background is examined, and then it is decided whether he or she is suitable for surgery. The surgeon may request some extra tests. In addition, the person is asked to stop using blood thinners (if using any). In accordance with the patient's current situation and expectations, it is decided which thigh lift method will be applied, and finally, the patient is taken into surgery on the scheduled date.

    During the thigh lift surgery: The surgery is mostly done under general anesthesia. The patient's health status, the type of thigh lift, and the surgeon's decision related to the patient's preferences may affect the anesthesia method that will be applied. In this operation, small incisions are made, the drooping skin and excess fat are removed, and the surgical wounds are sutured. The surgery takes 2 hours, appx.

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    Thigh Lift Surgery Recovery Process

    Thigh lift operation is considered as one of the major procedures, regardless of which surgical method is preferred. Usually, the patient stays in the hospital overnight after the operation, however, discharge time may change according to the type of operation and the patient's post-operative condition.

    After the surgery, the patient can experience pain for a few days, and also regional swelling and bruises can occur. But these after-surgery side effects are temporary. Full results can be seen after a couple of months however skin contouring differences can be noticeable in a few days.


    Thigh lift surgery can help to reduce or, in some cases it can remove cellulite. But it should not be forgotten that, this procedure’s main goal is reshaping the thighs, not treating cellulite look skin.

    Saggy skin condition may appear for several reason such as bariatric surgical operations, genetics and aging, however, it is mostly associated with losing weight. Loss of weight and reduction of collagen cause flabby and saggy skin.

    You shouldn’t carry heavy items or do intense full-body workouts for at least six weeks. But it will be necessary to go outside after a few days. You should avoid stretching your thighs for a while and also you need to be careful while sitting, bending, and standing.

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