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A thigh lift is a procedure that aims to alter the contour of the thigh above the knee. It involves removing excess skin and fat from this area while hiding the scar as much as possible.

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Is this surgery right for me?

People who choose to have a thigh lift tend to have excessive amounts of skin and/or fat in their thigh area and/or excessive amounts of cellulite. It can be performed in conjunction with liposuction or alone. Dr Marc Seifman will help guide you on your journey.

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What does the procedure
journey look like?

To begin your journey at Tailored Plastic Surgery, you will typically have an initial consultation to discuss your goals and see how we can help you. After a second consultation and a cooling-off period of one week, if you wish to proceed, we will schedule the surgery on a date that suits you. We will discuss the steps you need to take in the lead-up to your surgery, and also on the day of your procedure.

Initially, you may experience some discomfort in the abdomen and flanks, in particular if you have had extensive liposuction. You will be wearing a post-operative binder and have instructions for medications to take at home, and exercises to perform. You should be able to go home within three days. You should be able to return to work within two to three weeks depending on what your regular occupation is. We advise against strenuous physical activity and exercise within the first six weeks.

Four phases of plastic surgery journey. Phase 1: 1 hour consultation to discuss goals. Phase 2: Book and prepare for your surgery. Phase 3: 1 day, the procedure. Phase 4: 6-8 weeks post surgery, the recovery.

Procedure Risks

Thighplasty, also known as a thigh lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the thighs to achieve a more toned and contoured appearance. In addition to general surgery risks, potential risks and complications associated with thighplasty may include:

Wound Healing Issues:

Similar to other surgical procedures, thighplasty carries the risk of delayed wound healing, wound separation, or infection. Proper wound care and follow-up visits are essential for optimal healing.


Thighplasty involves incisions that result in noticeable scars along the inner thighs. The appearance of scars can vary depending on individual healing processes and proper scar management techniques.

Numbness or Sensation Changes:

Nerve injury during the procedure can lead to temporary or permanent changes in skin sensation, such as numbness or altered sensitivity, in the treated areas.

Asymmetry or Contour Irregularities:

Achieving perfect symmetry and contouring can be challenging, and there is a possibility of uneven results or contour irregularities after thighplasty.

Still unsure? Here are some FAQs..

Will I have drains in my thighs?

Marc Seifman typically does not use drains for this procedure, although the need for drains is assessed on a case-by-case basis. If drains are used, they are typically removed on the first or second day after the operation.

What scars will I have?

There is typically a scar along the thigh, which we aim to hide as much as possible on the inner aspect of your thigh. Depending on how much skin needs to be removed, the scar may extend to, or slightly beyond, your knee, or there may need to be a scar in your groin region.