A thigh lift or thighplasty is designed to remove large amounts of skin and fat from the hips and thighs.
Thigh lifts are usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The nature of this operation necessitates long cuts and, inevitably, long scars. Elliptical segments of skin and underlying fat are removed from the thigh areas. The remaining skin and tissue are lifted to achieve a tightening and smoothing effect. Although the operation is often combined with liposuction, it is aimed primarily at the tightening of skin and deep tissue. The length of the scar will depend on how much excess skin a person has; scars may extend across the outer and inner thighs.
Private costs for a thighplasty can be in the range of £5,000 to £6,000.
Mr Adrian Richards discusses the possible complications following thigh lift surgery, and how they should be dealt with.
Video explaining the different types of Thigh Lift surgery and who is suitable for each of these types.
This video describes what a lateral thigh lift procedure is and who is suitable for this procedure,
This video describes what a medial thigh lift procedure is, who is suitable for this procedure.