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Thighplasty at CREO Clinic

Thighplasty, also known as thigh lift, is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the thighs for a more contoured look. 

Dr Omar Tillo specialises in a range of body plastic procedures, including thigh lifts. As a highly experienced surgeon, he can adapt his approach to each patient’s needs and desired results by utilising various surgical techniques. His priority is to safely and artfully contour the body while providing patients with results that look natural.

If you are interested in having a thigh lift, book a consultation with Dr Tillo to discuss your cosmetic concerns, desired results, and suitability for the procedure. 

Sedation or General Anaesthesia
Surgery time
2-4 Hour
Hospital time
12 Hours
24 Hours
2 days
10 days
4 weeks
Full recovery
6-8 weeks

Why Get a Thigh Lift

Due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, and the natural ageing process, patients are often left behind with loose skin that results in saggy thighs. A thighplasty corrects this cosmetic concern by tightening the skin in the thighs, thus improving the shape and contours of the body.

Furthermore, a thigh lift is an individualised procedure where the surgeon can use different surgical techniques to reshape and tighten the specific parts of your thighs needed to achieve your desired outcome. In doing so, the surgeon can minimise scarring depending on the extent of your skin laxity. 

Thigh Lift Before and Afters

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Thighplasty Cost

In general, prices for a thigh lift at the CREO clinic starts from £9,900. A thighplasty is an individualised procedure, the cost of which varies depending on the type of thigh lift and surgical needs of each patient. Therefore, you will receive the exact cost of your procedure following a consultation with Dr Tillo.

Types of Thigh Lifts

The surgeon usually uses one of the following surgical techniques when performing a thighplasty to produce your desired outcome: 


A mini thigh lift involves an incision along the natural crease that separates the pubic area from the thigh, concealing the resulting scars. It allows the surgeon to remove saggy fat and skin from the upper thigh and lift and tighten the remaining skin. A mini thigh lift is the most common type of thigh lift, often performed on patients who have moderate to severe skin laxity in the upper area of the thighs. 


A vertical thigh lift involves a crescent-shaped incision on the inner thigh that extends from the upper end of the thigh down to the knee. This longer incision allows the surgeon to remove more excess skin and fat from the entire thigh. However, patients are left with a scar along the inner thigh when the incisions are closed. A vertical thigh lift is ideal for patients with a significant amount of excess skin in the entire thigh area.


An outer or lateral thigh lift involves an incision around the waist. It allows the surgeon to remove excess skin on the thighs, waist, and buttocks. Afterwards, our cosmetic surgeon lifts the remaining skin and tightens it by stitching the incisions, leaving a scar around the hip bone. An outer thigh lift is ideal for patients who have significant excess skin from the waist to the thighs they wish to get rid of to tone their thighs.


A posterior thigh lift usually involves an incision from the natural crease of the groin area that extends around the crease in the buttocks. However, the placement of the incisions varies depending on the patient’s body shape. The posterior thigh lift aims to remove excess skin on the back of the thighs and the buttocks. This procedure also improves the appearance of cellulite, which is usually most noticeable in the posterior region. 


A spiral thigh lift involves an incision along the buttock fold and another incision in the front along the crease between the pubic area and upper thigh. It allows the surgeon to perform a 360-degree thigh lift that removes excess skin and lifts and tightens the remaining skin in the anterior and posterior of the entire thigh and buttocks.

Therefore, a spiral thigh lift is ideal for patients with a significant amount of excess skin around the entire region between the hips and the knees, usually due to drastic weight loss.

Thigh Lift Recovery

The recovery period for a thigh lift surgery varies depending on the nature of your procedure. You will receive detailed aftercare instructions to manage the recovery process and we will schedule two follow-up visits with Dr Tillo. 

During the recovery period, you may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness in the affected area that gradually dissipates over the coming days and weeks. Typically, most patients return to work and resume light activities 10-14 days after the surgery. However, you will need to avoid more strenuous activities such as heavy lifting until eight weeks after the surgery. 

Thighplasty Results

Following the surgery, you will notice an immediate change in the appearance of your thighs, which will look and feel slimmer without the excess skin. However, the full results will become apparent once the residual post-surgical swelling completely subsides, which may take at least four weeks with continuous improvement occurring up to 12 months. By this time, your thighs will appear more contoured and toned. 

Complementary Procedures

Thigh Lift and Tummy Tuck

Many patients that require a thigh lift also have excess skin folds in the abdomen. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat in the abdomen while also tightening the muscles in the area. By combining both procedures, patients can obtain both a flatter stomach and toned thighs.

Thigh Lift and Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy, is a surgery that removes excess fat deposits from targeted areas of the body. In many cases, surgeons combine both procedures to further sculpt and contour the thighs for optimal results.

In particular, liposuction targets fat deposits that are often resistant to diet and exercise. Therefore, combining both procedures is ideal for patients who have reached their ideal weight and need a cosmetic treatment to remove the remaining excess fat and skin. 

Thighplasty and Mummy Makeover

A mummy makeover is a series of body cosmetic surgeries that restore women with their pre-pregnancy bodies. The procedure typically consists of breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. However, you can add other treatments or substitute according to your desired results. Many women choose to include a thigh lift in their mummy makeover as the thighs are another area altered by pregnancy. 

Thigh Lift and Buttock Lift

A buttock lift is a surgery that reshapes the buttock by removing excess skin and fat from the area. The combination of a thigh lift and buttock lift is also known as a lower body lift. Many patients accumulate excess fat in the thigh and bottom and are therefore left with excess skin after drastic weight loss or develop severe cellulite in these areas. Therefore, a lower body lift is an ideal cosmetic solution for such patients. 

Thigh Lift FAQ

Will a thigh lift get rid of cellulite?

A thigh lift can improve the appearance of cellulite as the procedure smoothes out the thighs by removing saggy skin and tightening the remaining skin. However, there may be more effective and less invasive cosmetic treatments for cellulite that you can discuss with your surgeon.

Is a thighplasty permanent?

A thighplasty produces long-lasting outcomes. However, to maintain results, it’s essential that you adhere to a healthy lifestyle as any fluctuations in weight can lead to the development of further excess skin. Furthermore, your results will likely diminish with age as your skin loses its elasticity. 

Who is a good candidate for a thigh lift?

Dr Tillo will assess your suitability for the procedure during your consultation. In general, most patients in good health and who wish to contour their thighs by getting rid of excess skin in the area are good candidates for the procedure. Furthermore, patients should have reached their ideal weight to maintain results.

Can you walk after a thigh lift?

Patients usually find it difficult to walk the first 24 hours after the surgery, and may need a few days of bed rest. However, patients are encouraged to take short walks and gradually ease themselves back into light activities as soon as they feel able to do so. 

Is thigh lift worth it?

The thighs are an area of the body that many people wish to contour to improve their lower body proportions, especially after a pregnancy or drastic weight loss. Therefore, many patients who have the procedure consider it worthwhile and are satisfied with the shape of their body afterwards. Furthermore, due to the different variations of a thigh lift, patients can discuss the surgical procedure that is most appropriate for addressing their concerns.

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