Thigh Lift

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Procedure time

1.5 to 4 hours

Overnight stay

Day case or 1 to 2 nights


General anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation

Final results

6 - 9 months

Thigh lift overview

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift procedure is a very popular cosmetic surgery that can smoothen and reshape the skin on the outer and inner thighs. The medical term for a thigh lift is a “thighplasty”. The procedure can help men and women achieve firmer and more aesthetically pleasing contours of the thighs and lower body. This thigh lift overview is a good starting point for learning all about the procedure.  

What can a thigh lift achieve?

A thigh lift aims to smoothen and reshape the inner and outer thighs by removing excess skin and fat in these areas. The procedure targets the stubborn fat that healthy eating and exercising is unable to remove. A thigh lift can, therefore, help you achieve your ideal body goal. 
It is important to keep in mind that a thighplasty is not a procedure that can aid weight loss. Our surgeons strongly advise that you reach a stable weight before you have your surgery.
You may choose to opt for a surgical thigh lift if you are looking to:

    • Reduce the amount of excess skin after significant weight loss
    • Remove sagging skin which is a result of aging or genetics
    • Remove the stubborn pockets of fat and cellulite in the thighs
    • Create a more proportionate contour of the lower body

    • Increase firmness and youthfulness thighs.

If the main issue is sagging skin, your surgeon will remove the excess skin and tighten the underlying supportive tissues. If the main issue is a large amount of excess fat, your surgeon may use liposuction alongside the thigh lift to help achieve the result you desire. The choice of whether to use liposuction or not also depends on the level of elasticity of your skin.


BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons) and BAPRAS (The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) are the leading societies for plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the UK. It is important to ensure that you choose a BAAPS or BAPRAS surgeon to perform your surgery so that you are in the safest hands possible.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.