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A Thigh Lift is a surgical procedure that addresses the loose and sagging folds of skin around the thigh area. Its objective is to lift and tighten the skin to produce a firmer and smoother contour. This procedure is suitable for patients who have experienced significant or rapid weight loss resulting in stretched tissue that hangs down from the thighs. A Buttock Lift can be performed for sagging buttocks.
In combination with liposuction, Thigh Lifts can also remove unwanted fat from the thigh area, resulting in a more sculpted and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The outcome is firmer, smoother skin.
The sagging skin in the thigh area can occur naturally due to genetics or as a result of weight loss (causing excess skin) or ageing, which causes the upper leg skin to become loose and flabby.
Daycase (no overnight stay)
3 - 7 days
Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity
Infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, permanent nerve damage, delayed wound healing, fluid collection
1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months (after surgery)
2 - 3 weeks
2 weeks post-op - walking, 4 week post-op - fast walking/jogging, 6 weeks post-op - everything
12 weeks until final result. Scars continue to improve over 18 months
These thigh lift before and after photos will give you an idea of the results that can be achieved with this procedure, and whether thigh lift surgery is right for you. The images below also include vaser liposuction as an alternative. Your consultant will also be able to show you a wide range of photos in your consultation.
Thigh lift surgery starts from £5,150. Please get in touch to confirm your fee. All patients will require a consultation prior to surgery to assess your individual requirements and desires. For more information and pricing for vaser liposuction click here.
As we get older, the skin on our thighs loses elasticity and sags. This is particularly true for those who have gone through repeated cycles of weight gain and loss, causing the skin to stretch multiple times and lose its elasticity.
Once skin has been stretched, it is unlikely to shrink back naturally and cannot be tightened through diet and exercise, contrary to popular belief. In such cases, surgical intervention may be the only option to achieve the desired outcome.
The sagging skin can cause people to feel self-conscious about their appearance, particularly in clothing such as swimwear and sportswear.
If you desire a tighter and leaner appearance for your legs, a thigh lift can be an effective solution to restore confidence in your body.
At Kat & Co we carry out thigh lifts under Twilight Anaesthesia. Patients will be asleep and will not remember their procedure, but they will be able to breathe for themselves meaning that you will be able to go home the same day and recover in your own home or a nearby hotel.
Our consultants will typically recommend two to three weeks off work for thigh lift surgery patients. However, this may change depending on the individual and the extent of the reduction you are having.
If you are a prospective patient, please download the informed consent form below. This includes information about the treatment, potential risks and contraindications.