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Thigh Lift

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- Comprehensive aftercare

What is a thigh lift?


What are the benefits of a thigh lift?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is a thigh lift?

After losing weight you may find that you have loose skin and/or fat on your thighs which you are unable to shift through exercise. This can cause certain mobility issues, as well as potentially affecting your body confidence. Thigh lift surgery, also called thighplasty, aims to achieve more aesthetically pleasing and firmer thighs.  

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Thigh lifts achieve this by reducing extra skin, removing extra fat, and tightening and smoothing surrounding tissue. Many people enjoy feeling able to wear clothing which show off their body more, as well as the increased natural confidence this surgery brings. 

What are the benefits of a thigh lift?

After having a thigh lift, your self-esteem may be boosted, thanks to a more proportionate figure and the improved appearance of the skin, which will naturally lead to making clothes shopping much more enjoyable. You can wear clothes that are more figure revealing, as well as a greater variety of clothing styles. 

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You will be able to discuss in detail the results you want to achieve with your surgeon at your free consultation. They will work with you to obtain the right outcome for you and your body. You will also have the opportunity to see for yourself the results that other patients have achieved with a thigh lift and the difference it has made to their lives. 

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, risks include minor asymmetries of scars, pain, infections, bleeding, blood clots, numbness, residual bulges and altered skin sensations.  


Is it right for me?

A thigh lift procedure may be right for you if you are looking to restore the youthful contours of the lower body and you are close to your ideal weight already. This procedure should not be seen as weight loss surgery.  

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You would be an ideal candidate if you have excess soft tissue in the inner or outer thighs which you have not been able to shift through exercise. In order to maintain the results, we’d recommend leading a healthy lifestyle following the procedure – with exercise and a good diet. As ever, it is helpful to have an optimistic outlook and be emotionally ready for surgery.  


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 2 - 3 hours
Time Off Work: 2 weeks
Hospital Stay: Up to 2 nights
Full Recovery: 4 - 6 weeks
Pressure Garment: Wear for 4 weeks
Exercise: After 2 - 3 weeks
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: From 3 months

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Thigh Lift FAQs

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How much does a thigh lift cost?
Costs can vary, as every patient is different. Each treatment is specifically tailored to your individual needs. During your initial consultation your surgeon assistant will be able to provide you with the cost of your procedure.
What does a thigh lift involve?
Incisions are made along the inner thighs and the excess skin is carefully removed, before the skin is stitched into its new shape. If required, liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat and/or help streamline the shape of the thighs.
How long does a thigh lift surgery take?
Thigh lift surgery takes around two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic, so you will need to stay in hospital overnight after your surgery.
When can I return to work?
Recovery time varies from person to person. We usually advise you to take two weeks off work and avoid lifting or driving for four weeks after your thigh lift procedure.
Will I have scarring?
There will be some visible scarring following surgery, but this will be minimised as much as possible. Over time, any scars will fade and become less noticeable.
Are there any risks?
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks attached, but we fully explain these to you so you can feel as confident and reassured as possible before going ahead.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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