Thigh Lift Surgery

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Thigh Lift Surgery 


Leg lift surgery, also known as a thigh lift surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat. This surgery is ideal for individuals who have loose, sagging skin as a result of weight loss, aging, or other factors.

About Thigh Lift Surgery 

A leg lift can significantly improve the contour of the thighs and lower body. The procedure targets either the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both, depending on the patient’s needs and goals. It’s often combined with other procedures such as liposuction for more comprehensive body contouring.


Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh Lift Surgery

How is the Surgery Performed?

Consultation and Planning: The surgeon discusses the patient’s goals and evaluates the areas to be treated.

Anaesthesia: The surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia.

Incision: Depending on the area of focus, incisions may be made in the groin area, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh for an inner thigh lift, or starting from the groin around to the hip for an outer thigh lift.

Removing Excess Skin and Fat: Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened to enhance the leg contour.

Closing the Incisions: The incisions are closed with sutures.

The surgery usually takes several hours, and the recovery period varies. Patients may need to wear compression garments and limit physical activity for a specified period.


  • Improved Leg Contour: Creates smoother, more proportionate thighs, and lower body.
  • Reduced Skin Irritation: Eliminates chafing and discomfort caused by excess skin.
  • Enhanced Body Image: Can significantly improve body image and confidence.
  • Better Fitting Clothes: Patients often find clothing fits more comfortably and looks more flattering.

Ideal candidates for a leg lift are those who are in good health, have stabilized their weight, and have realistic expectations about the results. Individuals need to understand the potential scarring and recovery time associated with the surgery.

For more information on leg lift surgery or to schedule a consultation, please contact Aktif International Hospitals.


Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh Lift Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reshaping and tightening the thighs by removing excess skin and fat.

Who is a good candidate for the surgery?

Good candidates for thigh lift surgery are individuals who have excess skin and fat in their thigh area, often due to significant weight loss or aging. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

How is the leg lift surgery performed?

The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions in the inner thigh or groin area, removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the remaining tissue before closing the incisions.

What is the recovery process like after the surgery?

Recovery from thigh lift surgery can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the days following surgery. It’s essential to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully, which may include wearing compression garments and avoiding strenuous activities for a certain period.

Are there any risks or complications associated with thigh lift surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, this surgery carries some risks as well, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and anesthesia complications. It’s crucial to discuss these risks with your surgeon beforehand and follow their advice to minimize potential complications.

Will there be visible scarring after the operation?

Yes, scarring is inevitable with thigh lift surgery. However, skilled surgeons strive to place incisions in discreet locations, such as along the natural creases of the groin or inner thigh, to minimize their visibility. Over time, scars typically fade but may remain visible to some extent.

How long do the results of the surgery last?

The results of thigh lift surgery can be long-lasting, especially if the patient maintains a stable weight and follows a healthy lifestyle. However, factors such as aging and further weight fluctuations can affect the longevity of the results.

Can I combine thigh lift surgery with other procedures?

Yes, it can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction or body lift surgery, especially for individuals seeking comprehensive body contouring.

Is thigh lift surgery covered by insurance?

In most cases, thigh lift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, if excess skin is causing medical issues such as rashes or infections, insurance coverage may be possible. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage options.

What results can I expect from the surgery?

Thigh lift surgery can improve the contour and appearance of the thighs by reducing sagging skin and creating a smoother, more toned appearance. Patients often report feeling more confident and comfortable in clothing after the procedure. However, individual results may vary, and it’s important to have realistic expectations based on discussions with your surgeon.

Author: Ümran Muslu



For more information about this surgery, please visit the websites of our doctors listed below:

Erkan Kural – Thigh Lift Surgery

Ümran Muslu – Thigh Lift Surgery