Thigh lift

A thigh lift or crural lifting is a surgical procedure to tighten and improve the overall appearance of the thighs by removing unwanted excess skin.

The most common indications:

There are three types of thigh lift:

Inner Thigh Lift

Outer Thigh Lift

Bilateral Thigh Lift

The type of incision that is appropriate for you will be chosen by your plastic surgeon based on your needs.

Before The Procedure

Before the operation the necessary medical examinations will be made.

Day D - 30

Smoking cessation is strongly recommended as it delays wound healing and may prolong overall postoperative recovery time. Oral contraceptive discontinuation may be required if appropriate risk factors are present.

Day D - 10

Aspirin, herbal teas, vitamins and blood thinners must no longer be taken.

Day D – 2

Please do not drink alcohol 48 hours prior to surgery. Please remove your nail polish as oxygen levels can be measured on your nails.

- 8 Hours

Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to surgery.

Treatment Details

Surgical Scar Surgical scar A period of 6 to 12 months is required to evaluate the result. The scars are usually inconspicuous, especially as they are hidden in a natural fold.
Duration + 2 hours
Type Of Anesthesia General anesthesia
Risk Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Fluid accumulation beneath the skin (seroma).
Infection: you may be given antibiotics during and after surgery to prevent infection.
Smoking increases this risk
Side Effect Bruising
Persistent pain
Changes in skin sensation
Allergic reaction
Recovery Time Return to work depends on the nature of the occupational activity, but it may take up to 1 week.

4 to 6 weeks before you can get back to physical activities, such as exercise.

Long-term recovery typically takes 3 months.

The healing processes take place in the following period:
- 4 to 6 weeks Bruising and swelling are usually gone

- 6 to 8 months the shape improves and the tissue healing is completed,
- 12 months healing is completed

Patients are able to return to all normal activities within four to six months.

After The Operation

In all cases, patients should rest as much as possible and avoid movement of the legs. Patients should plan to take seven to ten days off work to recover.

Stitches and bandages are removed 10 days after surgery. The compression garment should be worn day and night for at least 6 weeks.

Returning to work depends on the type of occupational activity, but can be considered for light work from day 8. Sporting activities can be resumed from about week 6.