Thigh

ABOUT THIGH LIFT SURGERY

If you are unhappy with the way your thighs look, then you are not alone. For many people, the joy and achievement of losing a significant amount of weight can be overshadowed by the excess skin that is left behind. Once the skin has been stretched beyond capacity due to weight gain, natural growth or pregnancy, stretch marks can appear and if the weight is then lost again, the skin may struggle to shrink back into place instead hanging in loose folds from certain areas of the body. Arm and thigh lift surgery is performed to remove this excess skin to leave the thigh area tight and smooth, and giving you the body confidence you deserve.

Benefits of having Thigh Lift Surgery

  • To help create a more proportionate figure and hence make clothes buying much more enjoyable
  • To be able to wear clothes that are more figure revealing and the ability to wear a greater variety of clothes
  • To feel more youthful and improve the appearance of the skin
  • To improve the body contour when seen through tight fitting clothes

The Procedure for Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh lift surgery usually requires an overnight stay in hospital as it is performed under general anesthetic and takes between two and three hours to complete. To perform the surgery your surgeon will make an incision around the top of the thigh (near the groin) before pulling the excess skin upwards, stitching it into its new position and trimming the excess. The result is smooth thighs that show the results of your weight loss and give you the confidence to wear summer clothing, swimwear and underwear proudly.

Is Thigh Lift Surgery right for me?

CHOOSING TO HAVE ARM AND THIGH LIFT SURGERY There are many reasons why people choose to have arm or thigh lift surgery:
  • To improve self-esteem and self-image
  • To help create a more proportionate figure and hence make clothes buying much more enjoyable
  • Shoulder marks from the pressure of bra straps
  • To be able to wear clothes that are more figure revealing and the ability to wear a greater variety of clothes
  • To feel more youthful and improve the appearance of the skin
  • Improve the body contour when seen through trousers or tight dresses
WHO SHOULD HAVE AN ARM OR THIGH LIFT The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients with excess skin folds after excess weight loss.

Things To Consider

It is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery. There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved. Every Cosmetic Surgeon who performs thigh lift procedures for Charme Polyclinic belongs to a relevant professional organisation, is fully accredited to practice Plastic Surgery, and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:
  • Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
  • Have necessary post-operative garments
  • How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
  • At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
  • How long do the results last?
  • When can I return to work?