Thigh Lift

thigh lift

What is a Thigh Lift? 

Thigh Lift, known as Thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aiming to improve the thigh’s appearance by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure helps people who have loose skin in the leg area caused by many factors such as pregnancy, losing extreme weight or aging.

Are you the right candidate for Surgery? 

In general, this procedure is suitable for you if you have sag skin and excess fat in the thigh area.

However, not all people are candidates for Thighplasty Surgery. It would be best to have good health, a stable weight, and a healthy lifestyle to be the right candidate for it.

The surgeon may advise postponing the procedure in some cases, like people who intend to lose weight or women who think about pregnancy.

Thighplasty Risks 

this Surgery is not an easy procedure. Therefore, you should understand all the risks associated with it before undergoing it.

Some possible risks include:

  • Poor wound healing: especially in the thigh creases where the area is dank, there is a lot of rubbing with moving.
  • Leg swelling: although It usually fades with time, it rarely may be permanent.
  • Permanent scarring: resulting scar place and size will differ depending on the technique used. However, Thighplasty usually leaves a noticeable scar.
  • Changes in skin sensation.
  • Blood clots.
  • Asymmetry: occurs as a result of imbalanced fat and skin removal. 
  • Poor outcomes.

Furthermore, common risks are associated with all surgeries, such as infection or adverse anesthesia reactions.

The complications usually differ according to the complexity of the procedure besides the surgeon’s experience.

Choosing the best plastic surgeon to achieve the desired result and avoid the unfamiliar side effects is essential. 

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Types of thigh lifts 

There are many techniques for the Thighplasty procedure. After the individual consultation, the surgeon usually chooses the appropriate model for you, depending on your thigh area status and the desired results.

1. Inner Thigh Lift 

Types of thigh lifts

This type is the most common type of Thighplasty is also referred to as Medial Thigh Lift. It aims to improve the inner side of the thigh.

This technique is suitable for people with excess fat and skin in the inner thigh area who do not respond to diet or exercise.

Your surgeon will create an incision at the connection point between the thigh and the pubic area during this process.

This incision could access the underlying tissues to remove excess skin and fat from this area and tighten the skin to contour the leg shape.

The medical procedure is characterized by the resulting scar being easily hidden by underwear.

2. Outer Thigh Lift 

this type, also known as Bilateral Thigh Lift, targets the front and outside of the upper thigh.

During the process, your surgeon will create a “V” shaped incision in the lower edge of a bikini bottom. This incision may wrap around the buttocks area or hip according to your needs.

Then they will remove excess skin pull the remaining skin up towards the incision area.
This procedure is ideal for people who have a large amount of excess skin in the thigh and buttocks.

3. Mini Thigh Lift 

The mini procedure targets the upper third part of the inner thigh area.
It is the right choice for people who do not have a large amount of excess skin and fat in the thigh area.

So, they do not need complicated procedures. The surgeon will make a small incision in the groin area during the mini procedure.

Through this incision, they will remove excess skin. This surgery results in a smaller scar compared with the other types.

4. Vertical Thigh Lift 

Vertical Thigh Lift is the best procedure for excess skin extending all thigh areas.

Since this process targets a large area, it needs a large incision.
During the vertical procedure, the surgeon will make an incision starting from the upper inner thigh and extending down to the inner area of the knee.

Then they will remove the desired amount of excess skin and fat.
The resulting scar will be more visible compared with the other techniques.

Thigh in Before and After


Preparation before the Procedure 

You will meet your surgeon to discuss important points related to the process.

During the consultation, the surgeon will:

  • Check your medical history by asking many questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.
  • May I ask you to stop using aspirin or take certain ones to avoid blood clots?
  • Make a physical examination to determine the targeted areas and the appropriate procedure for you.
  • Explain the expected results, side effects, and risks associated with the tummy tuck process.
  • Explain all instructions to follow them before and after the process.

On the other hand, you should tell the surgeon your expectations and what result you aspire to.

Furthermore, be sure to get all the answers to your questions before leaving the surgeon’s clinic. 

At HayatMed, we have the best plastic surgeons in Turkey, who have a fortune of experience and a track record of excellent results. 

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How is Thigh Lift Surgery done?

How is Thigh Lift Surgery done?

Before starting the procedure, your surgeon will assess your thighs to ensure that your legs are free from any infection.

Then, they will put marks on the targeted area and incision areas. Next, the specialist will anesthetize you with either local anesthesia or general anesthesia according to the complexity of the procedure.

Your surgeon will start the process by creating an incision into your thigh, according to the technique of the Thighplasty you chose. Then, they will remove the required amounts of fat deposits and loose skin.

Next, the surgeon will pull the remaining skin to make it more consistent.
They will close the incisions with sutures and place thin tubes to discharge the excess blood and fluids to complete the procedure.

Thighplasty procedure usually takes between two to three hours. 


After the process, you will remain in the recovery room for a couple of hours under observation by the medical crew. 

You can go home on the same day if you undergo this procedure under local anesthesia and do not experience any unfamiliar complications.

While if the anesthesia used was general, the surgeon would ask you to stay for one night at the hospital.
If you need to stay at the hospital, it would be best to have someone accompany you or ask HayatMed for someone to stay with you. 

There will be soreness, bruising, swelling, and treated area. The surgeon will ask you to wear compression garments to reduce the swelling and enhance healing. 

Furthermore, you will have discharging tubes remaining for a few days.
The surgeon will explain all the self-care instructions and prescribe painkillers and antibiotics.

You may be able to go back to work after two weeks. First, however, ask your surgeon about a suitable time to return to your daily routine.

Keep in mind that the Thighplasty side effects may last for one month, then you will start to notice the results.
The final result may take six to eight months. Then you can enjoy your youthful, charming appearance. 

Thigh lift scars

Thigh lift scar generally takes the T shape, The horizontal section of the letter T is located on the upper end of the thigh, and the vertical section is on the inner thigh down to the knee. The scar will appear clearly after the operation with a bit of redness and continue in this way for about 4-6 weeks and then begin to fade within six months and disappear permanently after about a year.

A thigh lift operation results may not appear immediately, as you may suffer from some swelling and bruising after the operation. You must wear compression garments for several weeks after the operation. When the side effects of the procedure begin to fade, you will notice the result. It may take up to a year for your thighs to fully recover and get the final result.

ِafter the surgery, you should not expose the thighs to the sun for four weeks, or you should apply sunscreen to protect the thighs from the sun. Sun exposure can cause a permanent thigh lift scar.

Thigh Lift Cost 

Like any other cosmetic procedure, 

Thighplasty cost differs depending on:

  • The individual needs and the used method.
  • The geographic hospital location. 
  • The surgeon’s experience.

The essential point is choosing the best plastic surgeon at an affordable price. However, do not be attracted to only the low-cost offers without paying attention to the quality of the provided services.

Istanbul has become the destination for many people from all over the world for performing cosmetic procedures.

The reasons behind that are the competitive prices, the experienced surgeons in this field, and the specific medical services.

Thigh Lift cost In Turkey is approximately $2,200 to $2500.
You can save more and get stunning results by experienced hands at HayatMed for cosmetic procedures in Istanbul.

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