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Thigh Lift

Shapes your thighs & contour of legs

GMC Registered Surgeons

4000+ Happy Patients

Flexible Finance Options

CQC Registered Private Hospital


Medically reviewed by Dr Kam Singh Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM

Medical Advisory Committee for Nu Cosmetic Clinic

Last Reviewed February 20th 2024

What is Thigh Lift?

Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their thighs, particularly the area at the top which is sometimes unpleasantly referred to as “saddle bags”. This can sometimes appear even worse following significant weight loss, when lose skin is left behind. For some people, the skin left behind can overshadow the achievement of losing the weight in the first place.

Once skin has been stretched after weight gain, sometimes it does not shrink back to its normal size following weight loss, leaving folds of skin where there was once fat. This is where a thigh lift may be helpful. A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin, leaving the area taught and smooth.

Why Choose Thighplasty?

Also known as a thigh lift, thighplasty is an excellent procedure for contouring and reshaping thighs. It removes fat and excess skin, making your thighs look toned.

Excess Skin Reduction
Whether through bariatric surgery or diet & exercise, losing weight significantly and too fast can loosen your skin. You may experience sagging skin, especially around your thighs. This is when a thigh lift may be a good procedure to opt for as it effectively removes the sagging skin and ensures a smoother and toned appearance of your thighs.

Improved Body Proportion
Sagging skin can make your thighs look disproportionate. This is where thighplasty may help restore the balance and shape of your thighs. By sculpting your thighs, you can have a proportionate figure to further enhance your self-esteem and confidence.

Increased Physical Comfort
Excess skin on your thighs can sometimes lead to skin issues, irritation, and discomfort, especially during summer or when you engage in physical activities that cause sweating. To overcome this issue, it may be best to undergo a thigh lift as it removes excess tissue, allowing people to become more physically comfortable.

More Clothing Options
Loose & sagging skin can make you feel conscious. This may further limit you from wearing short and well-fitted clothes with streamlined silhouettes. But don’t worry, thigh lift takes care of this issue. Once sagging skin is removed, you can feel more confident in your skin and flaunt all kinds of outfits.


The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic by a specialist cosmetic surgeon at one of the luxury private hospitals we refer you to. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the excess skin carefully and pull up the remaining skin, giving the lift. The skin is then carefully stitched. The surgeon will be carefully to minimize scarring and make any incisions as inconspicuous as possible, normally around the groin area. Most of the time, clients will stay overnight for observation, and can return home the next day.

Later Progress

Following the procedure you may feel bruised and sore, but this can normally be managed with simple analgesia such as paracetamol. Any sutures will be removed after 7-10 days. Initially, the surgical wounds may appear quite pink and noticeable, however these will fade to fine white lines over time.

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Thighplasty Aftercare / Recovery


Here are some of the best aftercare tips to follow after thigh lift surgery:

  • Wear compression garments. These garments should be worn for a specified amount of time and consistently after the surgery. They provide excellent support to your contoured thighs, help lower swelling, and promote circulation.
  • Next, wound care is essential during the initial aftercare period. You should keep the treated site clean and dry to prevent infections.
  • Also, regularly change dressings according to the surgeon’s instructions. This is much needed to ensure a smooth recovery process.
  • Similarly, medication is a must. As prescribed, take your antibiotics and pain medication. This will prevent infections and manage pain and discomfort. Also, adhere to the prescribed medication dosage and schedule.
  • As you recover from the surgery, avoid strenuous activities to promote healing and prevent complications. Follow your surgeon’s guidelines before you start daily life activities.
  • To monitor progression and recovery, never skip follow-up appointments. Nonetheless, if complications occur, consult your surgeon without any delay.

Thighplasty Recovery

Some of the best recovery tips after thigh lift are:

  • Keep legs in an elevated position to reduce swelling and promote healing.
  • Avoid prolonged periods of standing or sitting.
  • Don’t put too much strain on your thighs until you recover fully
  • Avoid strenuous activities like vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
  • Expect swelling & bruising during the recovery period. This will likely last for several weeks and sometimes even a month to heal fully.
  • Scar care is advisable to minimise scar appearance and to ensure optimal healing. For this, use gels and scar creams, plus avoid too much sun exposure.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle; for example, stay hydrated, eat a healthy diet, and avoid smoking. All this can support the body’s healing process while optimising your results during and after recovery.

Risks & Complications

As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with thigh lift surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.


The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.

Thigh Lift Price and Finance Options

At Nu Cosmetic Clinic, the cost of a thigh lift procedure varies on multiple factors like medical health, anaesthesia, aftercare, and follow-up appointments. We understand that not every woman can afford thigh lift surgery front. Therefore, we offer flexible financing solutions to ensure aesthetic enhancement procedures are easily accessible for all.

We offer a zero per cent interest-free credit option where you can spread the procedure cost over ten months. Additionally, cosmetic surgery loans offer flexible repayment plans ranging from 12 to 60 months, with applicable interest rates.

Get in touch with us to discuss your needs and preferences. And we’ll suggest the best plan to get a thigh lift without breaking the bank Schedule a consultation today.

Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 0800 007 5860 with any queries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes between 2-3 hours, not including time in recovery.

The results of a thigh lift are permanent, however if you gain weight following the procedure, your thighs may increase in size.

We recommend that people take one to two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.

For a small amount of skin tightening, radio frequency skin tightening may be effective.

Yes, you can combine this procedure with other body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.

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