Thigh Lift Surgery

As a result of aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss a sagging appearance may occur in the legs. The thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery performed to tighten and remove the sagging appearance in the legs.

The purpose of thigh lifting surgery is to make the thighs shape fits with other body contours and remove the existing sagging. The liposuction procedure can be combined with thigh lift surgery to give the legs a smoother and more toned look.

People who are thinking of undergoing thigh lift surgery should know that it is not a surgical way to lose weight but it is a surgical procedure performed to people with ideal weight but unsatisfied with the appearance of their legs.

Nowadays thigh lift surgery is a very desirable surgery as all body lifting surgeries. One of the most important reasons for this is the successful results and its long-lasting for many years.

In shaping the body, the body should be evaluated as a whole and attention should be paid to the proportions between the regions. Otherwise, success will be insufficient.

The Period Before Surgery

A good physical examination and planning before the thigh lift surgery significantly affect the result of the surgery. some people might have a low amount of fat tissues and others might have thick fat tissues, therefore each patient must be examined separately and making plans accordingly.

There is no age limit for thigh lift surgeries. This age limit determined by the health status of the person and his/her suitability for the surgery.

Although sagging in the leg area occurs due to aging, it can also be seen at very young ages due to frequent weight gain and loss. Therefore, anyone who does not have any health problems that prevent him/her from undergoing surgery can have thigh lift surgery.

How is Thigh Lifting Surgery Performed?

People attending to have thigh lift surgery can undergo the surgery after doing the routine examinations and obtaining anesthesia approval.

The operation usually performed under general anesthesia and takes 1-2 hours depending on the degree of sagging. sagging skin and excess fat tissue is removed during the surgery.

after thigh lift surgery, there will be a scar on the inside of the leg, this scar’s color will gradually fade over time. following the doctor’s recommendations in this period is very important in terms of recovery.

The Period After Surgery

After thigh lift surgery patients should start moving as soon as possible.      

The drains placed in legs will be taken out by the doctor 1 or 2 days after surgery. Contrary to popular belief, Thigh Lift is not a painful surgery. The pains after surgery can be easily controlled by taking painkillers.

After the surgery, a corset is worn on the leg, This corset must be kept in place for several weeks. The stitches heal with 10 days after surgery

Keeping the stitches dry during the recovery period and keeping the stitched areas moist with protecting them from the sun after the recovery period is important in terms of less scarring.

Thigh Lift Surgery Cost

Thigh lift surgeries are often combined with different body aesthetics.  Other than that, the cost will vary depending on the sagging degree and whether liposuction will be performed or not. The doctor will share the detailed information regarding the cost with the person during the examination.


I want to get rid of the thickness of my thighs with liposuction. Would the skin of my thighs sag after the fat tissue is removed?

The most important criteria are the age and skin structure of the patient. There is no sagging on the skin after the Liposuction procedure in patients with young age and quality skin texture. It is possible to obtain a certain tension on the skin with different liposuction techniques (Vaser, Laser) used in cases where there may be minimal sagging in patients aged 30-40. However, liposuction alone will not be sufficient in patients with older age and impaired skin elasticity. So liposuction procedure can be combined with lifting.

Cracks and sagging occurred in my thighs after pregnancy. Is it possible to get rid of the cracked appearance while removing these sagging with thigh lift surgery, or do I need a different procedure for this?

The saggy thigh skin is lifted using different techniques. During this lifting process, cracks can be removed with the excess skin.

I would like to have tummy tuck and thigh lift operations together. Would the recovery period be difficult for me or is it recommended to do them together?

In cases of sudden weight changes such as excessive weight loss and pregnancy, sagging can be seen in several different parts of the body. These deformities can be surgically removed individually or in combination, depending on the patient’s request and suitability for the procedure. The final decision is made by the patient and the surgeon together.