Thigh Lift

Sagginess of thighs, particularly inner thighs is not an unusual problem. This can be an inherent presentation or following weight loss. Many patients are self conscious of the appearance. This can restrict your choice of clothing and can on occasions be out of proportion to the rest of your body frame.

What is Thigh Lift ?

Thigh lift surgery aims to remove the slack, saggy skin on the inner thighs. Liposuction can be an option in certain cases.

The Surgery

The operation is done under a general anaesthetic (while you are asleep). It involves a scar along the groin area and along the inside length of the thigh short of the knee, depending on the extent of laxity. Patients usually stay 1-2 nights in hospital. Drains, if used, are removed before your discharge.


You can expect some bruising and swelling to occur as well as a tight feeling in the thighs. You are advised to keep the dressings dry. Your wounds are reviewed 7-10 days after the sugery. The stitches are dissolvable. You need to avoid any strenuous exercise for approximately 6 weeks. It would be best to wear supportive garments for the same period of time.

Potential Risks

Every surgical procedure carries a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand the risks involved in thigh lift surgery.

You should expect bruising, some discomfort and a certain degree of asymmetry between the 2 sides. The healing can be somewhat slow on occasions and a red prominent scar may result. Scars can migrate to the front of the thigh, hence becoming more visible. In exceptional circumstances, skin graft might be required to help with the healing.

Bleeding, infection, wound break down, excessive scarring, blood clots in leg veins and/or lung and further revisional surgery are general risks that can follow any operation.

The information provided gives you a basic understanding of the thigh lift procedure but it may not answer all your questions, a lot depends on your individual circumstances. This website provides guidance and is not intended to be a substitute for a surgical consultation with Mr Fahmy in Shropshire, Chester, Cheshire or Wrexham, North Wales and Mid Wales.

For any enquiries, you can email Professor Fahmy on Your consultation will be directly with Professor Fahmy and the treatment will be performed by himself at the hospital of your choice either Pulford Medical Centre, Chester (Cheshire) or Spire Yale Hospital, Abergele & Wrexham (Wales). It is always advisable to bring a friend or a relative during your consultation, as it may further assist you in any questions you may have.