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From start to finish everything was great, the staff answered all my questions and assisted with everything. On the day of the surgery everything went well, and everyone was helpful.

Thomas (29th May 2022)

A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the thigh by removing excess fat and skin.

Surgery Time
4 Hours
Results Seen
1-3 Months
Back To Work
1-3 Weeks
Pain Level
Hospital Stay
Day Case
From £7500

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Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast), Medical Director & Lead,

Medical Advisory Committee for Manchester Private Hospital

Last Reviewed September 22nd 2022

What Is A Thigh Lift?

Thigh Lift Surgery

A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the thigh by removing excess fat and skin.

Medically referred to as thighplasty, a thigh lift procedure can achieve results of a toned and more smooth appearance that is more in proportion to the rest of your body.

The procedure is performed in a variety of ways depending on the extent of surgery required and patient goals. Liposuction is commonly used in a thigh lift in conjunction with excision to create a firmer look and more pleasing body contour.

Why Choose Thighplasty?

The fat in the thighs is known for being stubborn and difficult to remove. Even when weight loss has occurred on other parts of the body, fat and sagging skin can still remain.

Excess fat and skin can often be present in the thighs and cause distress and anxiety by the making the patient look larger or older than they actually are.

A thigh lift surgeon will target these problem areas and can reshape and smoothen both your inner and outer thighs where weight loss is difficult through natural means.

Thighplasty can bring patient satisfaction by tackling some common complaints. The procedure has many benefits, including:

  • Remove sagging / hanging skin
  • Remove stubborn fat that can cause rippling and ‚Äėoverhang‚Äô
  • Tighten underlying tissue
  • Combined surgery with liposuction for the ideal contour
  • Create slimmer and smoother looking thighs
  • Boost self confidence and open up clothing possibilities such as swimming costume / bikini

About Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic on an outpatient basis.

The procedure can take between 2-4 hours to perform depending on your body size and type.

Thigh Lift Surgery

Excess fat and sagging skin is removed and your surgeon will tighten and reshape the remaining underlying tissue, along with lifting and smoothing the skin.

There are 4 main thigh lift procedures:

  • Inner thigh lift
  • Outer thigh lift
  • Mini thigh lift
  • Medial thigh lift

During a consultation, you will be able to discuss the different types of thigh lift available and what is right for you. Each type of thighplasty targets a different area of the thigh and will achieve different results. Liposuction can also be used to precisely target stubborn fat and assist in reaching your aesthetic goals.

Thighplasty Aftercare / Recovery

Before you undergo thigh surgery, you will be made aware of the aftercare and recovery guidance that relates to your specific patient care.

It is important to rest and clean your wounds whenever possible and ask for assistance from a companion to help with daily duties. Below is a list of the general guidance for thighplasty recovery:

  • Bandages and drains will be applied post surgery, which may remain for a few days. It is important to clean incisions, keep compression garments in place and look carefully at the fluid in the drains for signs of infection.
  • It is common to feel mild pain and discomfort, which can be managed with pain relief medication.
  • Ice can be used to ease symptoms of swelling and bruising of the thighs.
  • Using pillows are a good way to take pressure off your legs during the recovery process and be sure to rest up.
  • In the days and weeks that follow, you will need a follow up appointment with your consultant to examine the surgery and progress.
  • Patients can benefit from time off work as it provides downtime to relax and recover. Up to 3 weeks would be ideal but a minimum of 1 week off is recommended.
  • Compression garments can be removed after around 4 weeks and providing you are feeling up to it; light exercise can be resumed.
  • Scars will fade after 3 months and continue to fade in the following months to a year.

Side Effects / Complications

Thigh surgery comes with some common side effects and rare complications.

These include:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Change of sensation in your skin
  • Anaesthetic allergic reaction
  • Asymmetry
  • Sagging
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clot
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Wound dehiscence
  • Scarring

Why Us For Thigh Lift Surgery?

At the Manchester Private Hospital, we have the skills and expertise to perform all types of thighplasty and have been carrying out cosmetic procedures on the thighs for many years.

Whilst some patients want to create the perfect ‚Äėthigh gap‚Äô, others simply want to ease discomfort. Our surgeons can assist in helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and remove stubborn fat that won‚Äôt shift through regular diet and exercise.

Our team are body sculpting experts and use a combination of regular surgery combined with the most advanced liposuction techniques to achieve realistic results that are permanent.

Book Your Thigh Lift Now With Confidence

Arranging a consultation with one of our specialist thigh surgeons is a must when it comes to finding out exactly what can be achieved with thigh surgery and what is too unrealistic.

Our state of the art hospital facilities are the perfect environment for making you feel comfortable during every stage of your surgery from consultation through to aftercare and follow up appointments.

Call today on 0161 507 8822 to speak with a friendly member of our team and arrange a consultation at a time to suit you. And if you prefer to spread the cost of your surgery, ask us about our affordable finance options with low deposits.

Frequently Asked Questions

A thigh lift can take up to four hours to perform depending on your body type and procedure.

General anaesthetic is commonly used in thighplasty. However, some mini thigh lift procedures can be performed using only local anaesthetic. In addition, epidural is also an option for some patients ‚Äď ask what your options are during a consultation.

Major weight gain or loss can affect the results of your surgery both short and long term. It is recommended to be a stable, ideal weight before surgery and engage in healthy eating and active lifestyle following surgery. This will ensure you get the most out of your procedure and that the results last longer.

Sometimes drains are required for the first few days following your thigh procedure. So if you are discharged whilst the drains are still in you will be required to care for them at home. However, your surgeon will tell you exactly what to do.

It is recommended that you have between 1-3 weeks off work depending on your job and how comfortable you feel.

Yes. It is common to combine thighplasty with liposuction and gluteoplasty (butt lift).

The Manchester Private Hospital serves all of the UK with cosmetic thighplasty as long as the patient is able to travel to and from our Manchester clinic. Popular regions that our patients attend from include; Bangor, Bradford, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Derby, Manchester, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Lancaster, Bolton and Preston.

Thigh Lift Finance Options

Manchester Private Hospital have collaborated with Chrysalis Finance to offer 0% finance for our patients.*

1. 0% Interest Free Finance for Thigh Lift (Monthly Payment Plans)

Thigh Lift cost: £7500
Deposit amount: £0.00
The amount of loan would be: £7500
Total interest: £0.00
12 monthly instalments of £625
The representative APR is 0%
The total amount payable: £7500

2. Thigh Lift Finance Option with Interest (APR 9.9%)

Cost of a Thigh Lift: £7500
Initial deposit: £500
The amount of loan would be: £7000
60 monthly instalments of £147.01
The representative APR is 9.9%
The total amount payable: £9320

*Acceptance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

*Procedure prices are not fixed and may vary as procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements so vary from person to person. You will receive a guide price during your initial‚ÄĮeConsult‚ÄĮand a fixed price following your surgeon face to face consultation.


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