You need a personal consultation before every aesthetic operation. If you are traveling to ABClinic Art & Beauty from another country, you can have the first consultation using photographs or online. The surgeon will let you know whether a thigh lift (or combined thigh lift and liposuction) is an appropriate solution to your problem. The surgeon will assess which type of thigh lift is most suitable for you and may suggest a different operating technique such as liposuction alone.
As thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to have a pre-operation examination at our clinic or with your GP.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and may take between one and three hours depending on the scope and type of the procedure. For a combined procedure, first the surgeon suctions the appropriate amount of fat tissue and then performs the thigh lift. For an inner thigh lift, the surgeon removes excess skin in one of two ways: with an incision in the groin or a vertical incision along the length of the inner thigh. These two techniques may be combined if necessary. For an outer thigh lift, the surgeon makes a curved incision to avoid disrupting the aesthetic harmony of the outer thighs. Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions, applies a sterile dressing and puts a compression garment on the area.
This operation requires a brief in-patient stay at our clinic. Afterwards you will need to be mostly on bed rest for 10 to 14 days, so make sure to arrange for time off work. You will need to wear the post-surgical compression garment to minimize bruising and swelling for six to eight weeks. We consider the best post-surgical compression garments to be those by the France-based MEDICAL-Z, available for purchase at our clinic or e-shop.
We usually recommend beginning post-surgical lymphatic drainage and regular massage two weeks after surgery. In addition to daily home care, we also recommend twice weekly therapy using our LPG device for as long as you wear the compression garment. The length of time to wear the compression garment depends on the scope and type of procedure as well as the quality of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Thigh lift plus liposuction usually requires six to eight weeks in the compression garment. You can resume exercising and sports gradually starting four weeks after surgery.
The final price of the operation will be set after a personal consultation with a doctor at our clinic. The prices given in our price list are for the purposes of orientation only.
Every medical procedure involves a certain amount of risk. While your surgeon and our clinic’s surgical team will do everything in their power to ensure no complications arise, certain adverse effects cannot be ruled out entirely. Swelling and bruising is temporary and quite normal in the first few days after the procedure.