Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift Surgery with Dr. Jamil Al Jamali


The Thigh Lift Surgery is a form of body contouring that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the thighs. Sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction and a buttock lift, it is not a substitute for weight loss, but rather a means of enhancing body shape once the target weight has been achieved.


What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to achieve a firmer, smoother look by removing excess skin and fat from the thighs. Best results are seen when the patient is at their target weight, reinforcing that a thigh lift is not a weight loss strategy, but a complement to a healthy lifestyle.

What happens during Thigh Lift surgery?

Thigh lifts are performed under general anaesthetic, with incisions made according to personal circumstances. Ideally, incisions are positioned to be hidden, such as within a bikini line. The procedure involves removing sections of skin and fat, and tightening the remaining areas. Dressings and temporary drains may be applied post-operation. The surgery can take 2-3 hours, with significant pain and discomfort managed through medication.

Going home after Thigh Lift surgery

Patients typically stay in hospital for one to two nights after a thigh lift, requiring time off work for recovery. A tight-fitting body garment must be worn for the first few weeks to support the area, and strenuous activities are to be avoided until given the go-ahead by the surgeon. Although scarring is permanent, scars typically fade and flatten over 9-12 months.

Specific complications following Thigh Lift:

While every surgical procedure carries a risk of complications, thigh lifts may result in:

  • Minor asymmetries of scars
  • Residual bulges
  • Altered skin sensations
  • Persistent pain
  • Recurrent skin looseness

Any concerns should be discussed with the surgeon prior to the operation.

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