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Upper thighs can often be the focal point of your body worries and concerns. It is difficult to target this area through exercise alone. Loose skin through weight loss can also cause wrinkly and droopy areas, especially towards the inner thighs. A thigh lift can drastically improve the appearance of excess skin that won’t shrink back naturally. 

A thigh lift works to tighten folds of skin around the inner thigh. Your surgeon will manipulate the excess skin and pull upwards before removal to contour and smooth out the area. Larger surpluses of skin can be removed by extending the incision down the inner thigh.

Thighplasty or thigh lift, is performed under general anaesthetic. There will be scarring but this is often hidden under the crease of your buttock or groin. In the immediate aftermath of surgery, scarring will appear quite red and sore but with proper care and attention, the appearance of scarring can be drastically reduced.

The procedure usually takes between two and three hours to complete and is often combined with liposuction to eliminate pockets of fat and help create more definition. Your surgeon will fully discuss the best treatment plan with you before-hand. 

The risks of a thigh lift are similar to any other cosmetic procedure - all of which can be easily managed by your expert surgeon in The McIndoe Centre. Risks include, but are not limited to seroma and haematoma, scarring and infection. During your consultation, your surgeon will go through the risks with you. Always make sure in your mind the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks. 

You will be required to stay in the hospital for one or two nights after undergoing thigh lift surgery. Your thighs will be bandaged to help minimise the swelling and bruising.

When it's time for you to leave the hospital, you will be given a follow-up appointment with your consultant, and/or the dressing clinic for the removal of any stitches, together with any medication prescribed. You will be advised to take two weeks off work and avoid physical exercise for about a month.

Guide prices are available here. It is important to note that these prices are just a guide and treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs. The full pricing options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. 

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