Thigh Lift 

A problematic area for many people is the upper legs, whether this is due to the effects of ageing, weight-loss or simply the case of a stubborn area, resistant to diet and exercise. Some individuals find they feel self-conscious about their thighs and the saggy, excess skin. A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the thighs by removing fat and excess skin to create a smoother lower body.

It is important to understand that in some cases a thigh lift alone will not remove excess fat. If your skin elasticity is poor, liposuction as well as a thigh lift may be necessary.


Thigh lift Overview

Surgeon:

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Consultation:

Included in Price 

Length of Surgery:

2 - 3 hours 

Anaesthesia:

General Anaesthesia

Hospital Stay:

1 night under GA

Time at Destination:

7 nights

Hospital and Airport Transfers:

Included in Price 

Post Op Recovery Time:

3 - 6 months 

Price – Thigh lift From:

THB: 55,000.00
AUD: 2,268.00

Please enquire below for a full breakdown of Procedure Pricing. 


Best Candidates:

The best candidate for a thigh lift is someone who is:

  • Noticing fat and lose skin around the upper legs, both men and women 
  • Physically healthy, emotionally stable, and well-informed about the procedure
  • Someone who has been at a stable weight or at least one year
  • Someone with good skin elasticity

As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.


Preparing for your Procedure:

It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:

  • Medical conditions you have
  • The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription

Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures. 

In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:

Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications


What to Expect:

Length of surgery: 

Depending on the extent of the procedure, it takes between two to three hours. Most will be required to stay at least one night in the hospital.

Recovery and post-op care:

A potential risk in some patients is fluid accumulation, so to prevent this your surgeon may leave a small, thin drain tubes under the skin for a few days to drain excess fluid that may collect. Dressings and bandages will likely be applied to your incisions after the surgery to protect them, and it is important the incisions are not subject to excessive force or motion during your time of healing. These are all things your surgeon will discuss with you post-surgery, and they will give you specific instructions.

After your procedure you will also likely be given compression garments to wear for at least one month, after two days you are likely to be able to remove the garments for showering.

After two to three weeks normal, daily activity can be resumed, but strenuous activity, such as lifting and exercise must wait six to eight weeks. 

After two to three months scarring will have healed and faded, however they will likely continue to fade more within the next few months. At this point you can begin to expose your legs to sun, as long as you are wearing sunscreen and do not go overboard. Sun exposure before this time can impact the scar healing process.

Pain and discomfort can be managed with oral medications and you will also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent any infection.

Length of stay:

Most surgeons recommend spending 7-10 days, as you will have regular check-ups throughout your holiday.  To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.


Preconditions and risks:

Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.

Potential risks include:

  • Scaring
  • Infection
  • Fluid collection (seroma formations).
  • Bleeding
  • Change in skin sensation and colouring
  • Recurring looseness of the skin
  • Asymmetry
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Skin discolouration

It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.


Other procedures to consider:

Many people who travel to Malaysia have more than one procedure because of the cost advantages and also for a more balanced look. This is particularly common in patients seeking body contouring procedures due to weight loss such as tummy tucks. Non-surgical treatments are also commonly undertaken, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels or dental procedures.

Procedure Pricing:

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