Body Surgery

Thigh Lift Surgery Melbourne

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes your thighs by removing skin and fat. At Niche Plastic Surgery, we customise this procedure to align with the unique needs and goals of our patients, ensuring results that not only change the appearance but also enhance comfort and mobility.

Is a Thigh Lift Right for Me?

Suitable candidates for a thigh lift usually:

  • Have excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region.
  • Maintain a stable weight and are in good overall health to minimise healing complications.
  • Do not smoke, as smoking can negatively impact the healing process and outcomes of the surgery.
  • Understand the surgical process, including the potential for visible scarring.

Surgical Process and Anaesthesia

Thigh lift surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia in the hospital. Surgical options include:

  • Upper Thigh Lift: can correct minimal to moderate skin excess with a scar placed transversely in the groin.
  • Medial Thigh Lift: can correct moderate to large volumes of excess skin of the inner thigh by combining the transverse groin incision with a longer incision that runs down the inner thigh towards the knee.

Recovery and Aftercare

Proper care following surgery is crucial for optimal outcomes. Post-surgery, patients may need to wear compression garments to support the new contours of their thighs. Important recovery steps include:

  • Limiting physical activities as recommended by your surgeon.
  • Following all post-operative instructions to ensure effective healing.
  • Keep an eye on the surgical site for any signs of complications and contact your surgeon if unusual symptoms occur.

Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, thigh lifts carry potential risks, such as:

  • Scarring, though efforts are made to minimise and strategically place incisions.
  • Temporary changes in skin sensation.
  • Swelling and bruising, which typically decrease within the first few weeks.

Call us to Discuss Your Thigh Lift Options

Scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon is the best way to find out if thigh lift surgery is right for you. If you need more information or wish to schedule a consultation with one of our FRACS-qualified surgeons, call Niche Plastic Surgery on 9853 9705.

Thigh Lift FAQs

How long is the recovery period for a thigh lift?

Recovery duration varies, but most patients return to normal activities within 4 to 6 weeks.

What are the key aspects of thigh lift recovery?

Expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon will provide guidelines for pain management and care.

Can a thigh lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, it is often performed in conjunction with other body shaping procedures like liposuction or an adominoplasty for comprehensive results