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Thigh Lift

This treatment refines the thigh area leaving it firm and tight

Patients who would like tighter firmer thighs may benefit from a surgical procedure such known as a thigh lift. In many cases, patients have experienced a large weight loss, resulting in a “saggy” appearance to the skin – a thigh lift can help patients achieve the look they had in mind when they decided to lose weight. A surgical thigh lift removes skin that has lost its elasticity, improving the overall appearance of the thigh area, although often focusing specifically on the inner thigh. Also post-operative to bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) patients may want to shape or tone their inner and upper thighs. In this case, the thigh lift procedure would be more of a refining measure to “tighten” and polish the already newly transformed physique. Women who work out frequently but have a more difficult time getting rid of those fatty pockets in their legs may benefit from thigh lift surgery. The surgery can allow you to have a better proportion especially dealing with stubborn fatty pockets.

Thank you so much for a wonderful job and taking care of me. I am really happy with my procedure and would recommend anyone to come to this clinic. Everybody was so nice and polite and most importantly did a wonderful job.

D.C, A verified review
(Results may differ from person to person)

About this treatment

Background to the procedure

Thigh lifts require general anesthesia, and can be combined with other related procedures, such as tummy tucks and liposuction. A thigh lift surgery alone usually takes around two hours to complete. The incision used to perform a thigh lift is placed in the groin area beneath the bikini line. A crescent of skin is removed from the groin, then the tissues below the incision are loosened and the “thigh lift” takes place as the skin is pulled up and the incision sutured shut. Deep stitches are used in the thigh lift to secure the skin to ligament and bone, preventing sagging as the incisions heal. Drains are placed in the incisions to prevent excess fluids after the thigh lift surgery, and are usually removed within a few days.

What to expect at my consultation

All consultations are private one-on-one sessions with Dr. Salman that normally last 15-20 minutes. During your consultation Dr. Salman provides a clear understanding of the procedure, as well as an accurate picture of how your thighs will look after the surgery. He will clearly discuss any potential risks of the procedure and answer any questions you might have.

What is involved with thigh lift surgery

Liposuction is typically recommended for those patients who primarily have excess fat with tight skin. However, if the skin does not shrink following liposuction, the patient may want to consider a thigh lift procedure. Liposuction is not a good solution if your problem is due to loose skin. When the skin is loose, a ‘lift’ surgery is usually the best choice.

What is the recovery after thigh lift surgery

Following a surgical thigh lift, most patients experience minimal pain that is easily controlled with medication. Any swelling is usually gone within two or three weeks and there is rarely bruising associated with thigh lift surgery.

Patients should expect to be off from work for around a week, although most individuals are able to get up and move around within a few days of the thigh lift. In fact, it is important that, even if you feel sore, to walk or move around frequently after your thigh lift surgery to ensure proper passage of blood flow and to avoid clots. Keeping joints mobile will aid in healthy blood circulation.

The sutures will come out within a week to ten days, and the results of the thigh lift are almost immediately available.

What are the risks of complication?

All surgeries, no matter how safe, carry some amount of risk, including infection, scarring and pain. You will have a chance to talk frankly with your surgeon about any worries you might have, and any possible risks will be clearly and honestly communicated with you before you make any decisions. You’ll also be given a copy of everything in writing, so you can take them home and go through them at your own pace. We’re also here for you if you have any questions!


Patient care has always been at the forefront of everything we do, this is why we are a leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland. We believe that ‘aftercare’ is just as important a part of the entire cosmetic treatment procedure as the treatment itself. With Auralia, you can be rest assured that all your aftercare needs will be completely fulfilled, providing you the support you need for a fast and stress-free recovery.

Cosmetic surgery aftercare is a very crucial part of recovering correctly and the success of your surgery will depend on how well you look after yourself afterwards as advised by your surgeon. At Auralia our aftercare plan is individually tailored to each patient’s procedure and requirements in order that the quickest possible recovery is achieved.

We are proud to offer fully comprehensive and inclusive aftercare, so you can be reassured you will always be in the very best, experienced medical hands. At Auralia you are a patient for life. Once we meet you we will guide you throughout your surgical journey to a new you.

All your appointments with Auralia, from your initial consultation to treatment to your aftercare consultations, are carried out at our clinic in Park West, Dublin. We have state of the art operating facilities and a six-bedded recovery area, including two elevated needs beds, with a central nurse’s station, conducive to all your recuperation and recovery needs.

Our Irish based surgeon is contactable day and night – 24 hours a day – if you need him.

Our registered, professional and highly trained medical team are accessible at all times to advise you on your individual surgical needs, to explain exactly what the procedure entails and to assist you with any concerns you may have following your treatment. All patients receive three post operative consultations, however, if a patient feels they need more support and time to address any concerns, we can facilitate this without cost or question.


How do I prepare for thigh lift surgery?

2 weeks pre-operatively

Stop taking any aspirin or aspirin containing products as these may increase the risk of bleeding. Also any non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Brufen or Volterol such should be stopped, as should any Vitamin E tablets or multi vitamins containing vitamin E.

1 week pre-operatively

It is advisable to take 1 gm vitamin C twice a day to improve wound healing.

Night before surgery

Nail polish should be removed prior to surgery for the anaesthetic equipment requirement.

The day of surgery

Avoiding shaving your legs right before surgery because it makes skin more porous, which can cause infection

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