Thigh Lift Surgery


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Thigh Lift Surgery, also known as a Thighplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper inner thighs by removing excess skin and fat to create a tighter and ‘more toned’ appearance. 

Thigh Lift Surgery is really the only effective way to remove loose skin and excess fat from the upper inner thighs.  

After a well-performed Thigh Lift, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Your thighs will have a shapelier, firmer and more toned appearance.
  • You will find it much easier to wear well-fitted clothing.
  • You will no longer have to endure the unpleasant rubbing of the thighs against each other.
  • Your ability to exercise will be easier and more comfortable.

Why do these changes develop? 

As we get older, our skin loses elasticity, becomes looser, and then starts to sag. Significant weight loss can bring on these changes much earlier as can excessive liposuction.  

The bad news is that no amount of thigh exercises can tighten the loose skin nor can any non-surgical treatments ever replicate the tightening from a surgical Thigh Lift.


How is it done?

Thigh Lift Surgery is performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia.

A standard thigh lift incision runs in the crease of the groin back to the crease of the buttock. The loose skin is then pulled upwards towards the groin and the excess skin is trimmed off. 

Inner Thigh Lift

If your thigh skin is excessively loose, an additional vertical incision may need to be added on the inner aspect of the thigh as shown in the illustration.

Essentially, the length and pattern of your incisions will depend on how much thigh skin needs to be removed. If you also have excess fat with the loose skin, liposuction may need to be included.

Inner Thigh Surgery

Finally, the incisions are closed, usually with dissolving sutures.

When you wake, you will find dressings in place over your thighs and you may have a small drainage tube exiting from each thigh to drain away unwanted fluid accumulations. These drainage tubes are usually removed the next day.  

Once the bandages and drainage tubes are removed, you will need to start wearing your Compression Garment. This garment needs to be worn for the next 6 weeks to help your thighs heal faster and produce a better final result.  

Although a better upper thigh shape will be apparent immediately after the surgery, bear in mind that your thigh tissues are still swollen and it will take another 3-4 weeks for most of the swelling to subside.  

If your Thigh Lift has been more extensive than usual, you may need to remain in hospital for 1 or 2 nights. However, as soon as you’re able to walk freely, you can return home. 

Recovery after Thigh Lift Surgery 

Plan well ahead of your surgery to have help when you return home and until such time as you can comfortably conduct your daily activities without assistance. 

Once home, don’t try and do too much, too soon. Take things easy. Short walks in your home will assist with healing as will adequate rest. 

If it proves helpful, you can place a pillow under each thigh to slightly flex the thighs and relieve any tension on the incisions.  

Full recovery takes around 3-4 weeks so you should expect to be off work for that amount of time. 

As your tightened skin stretches, your range of movements will slowly increase until you regain your full range of movement. 

You must continue to wear your Compression Garment for 6 weeks.  

Thigh Lift results are typically long lasting. Remember, however, that your skin will naturally lose some firmness as you age and some skin laxity might return, but never to the degree it was prior to the Thigh Lift. 

Thigh Surgery Recovery

Before & After

Thigh Surgery 1
Thigh Surgery 2
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Thigh Lift Surgery

Surgical Fee from $9,900
Additional costs include Hospital Fee, Anaesthetist Fee and Post-Operative Compression Garment.
Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.


Payment Plans 

We accept payments from various independent finance providers including  

Handypay & Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC

Handypay and TLC

If you need to finance all or part of your procedure, National Regulations require that you must source your own funding through a bank or any number of Medical Loan Providers such as the above easily found by searching on Google.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and how is it done?

Thigh Lift Surgery is performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia. 

 Do I have to stay in hospital?

Not usually but if your surgery has been more extensive than usual you may need to stay in hospital for 1 or 2 nights.  Otherwise, after 1-2 hours in Recovery, you can go home and recuperate there. However, you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

 How much time do I need off work?

Full recovery takes around 3-4 weeks so you should expect to be off work for that amount of time. 

  What is the recovery after a Thigh Lift?

Full recovery takes around 3- 4 weeks. As your tightened skin stretches, your range of movements will slowly increase until you regain your full range of movement. Continue wearing your Compression Garment for 6 weeks.  

  When can I resume physical and athletic activities?

Exercises that could stretch the incisions should be avoided for at least 8-10 weeks. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.