Thigh Lift Sydney

Thigh Lift Surgery Sydney – Thigh Reduction Surgery to reduce excess leg skin by Dr Kernohan Plastic Surgeon

  • Wobbly thighs after weight loss?
  • Loose leg skin causing chafing?
  • Looking for more shapely and better contoured legs?

A Thigh lift, thigh reduction surgery or inner leg reduction are cosmetic surgery procedures that can help reshape your legs and thighs after significant weight loss. These thigh reduction procedures can help you reduce excess loose skin and fat to have a better contour, smoother skin and improved confidence.  

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Michael Kernohan is an expert in the art of body contouring and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals through thighplasty. Dr Kernohan performs Thigh Lift Surgery in Sydney Southwest Suburbs and the Southern Highlands NSW.

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Guide Excess Skin Reduction

What is a Thigh Lift Surgery?

Thigh lift surgery or thighplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape your thighs by getting rid of excess skin and fat.

What are the Different types of thigh lift surgery?

There are different types of thigh surgery for excess skin removal in different parts of the leg, groin and thigh:

  • inner thigh lift or medial thigh reduction
  • mini thigh lift
  • outer (bilateral) thigh lift
  • vertical thigh lift
  • leg lift with liposuction
  • Spiral thigh lift
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Why Have Thigh Reduction Surgery?

Do you struggle with sagging thighs? You are not alone. It is an extremely common condition that can be attributed to weight loss, genetics, and natural aging. Luckily, there is a solution for it – thigh lift surgery. 

If you are looking for a smoother contour and a more proportionate body, the thigh lift procedure can help.

The thigh surgery:

  • Can remove and reduce sagging skin
  • Can reshapes your thighs to create a smoother contour 
  • Creates a more toned and symmetrical appearance 

“The thigh reduction surgery is often requested by patients who lost a lot of large amount of weight. Massive weight loss can lead to saggy skin in different parts of the body and can be very visible and even bother you when in the thighs and knee area.”

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Benefits of Thigh Reduction Surgery 

Here are some of the top benefits of having thigh lift surgery:

1. Improved Confidence

A thigh lift will tone your legs and reduce the aesthetic imperfections. You will not only get shaped legs but an increased level of confidence also. 

2. More Clothing Options

If you always shy away from wearing shorts, bikinis, and anything that flaunts your legs, a thigh lift can open a world of new clothing choices for you. 

3. Say Goodbye to Excess Fat 

Thighplasty will eliminate excess skin and fat. As a result, your legs will look smoother, toned and firmer. 

4. Reduced Skin Chafing 

If you are prone to skin chafing and skin infections due to excess skin rubbing against each other, a thigh lift can help fix that for you. 

In summer things got worse. I had rashes and sometimes it hurt when the legs rubbed against each other. The thighs lift surgery relieved all the skin chafing symptoms and now feel and look much better,” said one of Dr Kernohan’s thigh lift surgery patients.

5. Smoother Leg Skin

The thigh lift surgery tightens the skin on your thighs which can minimise the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and give you smoother-looking legs. 

6. Long-Lasting Results 

The results of a thigh lift surgery can be long-lasting. So, you can enjoy the results of the surgery for years to come. 

7. Improved Looks and confidence

Your looks and body contour will improve significantly and you will look and feel much better. It can be life changing.

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About the Thigh Lift Surgery Procedure

Prior to the thigh lift surgery, Dr Kernohan will ask you to stop taking medications that can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. For instance, you need to avoid taking aspirin, supplements, ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory drugs. You will also be asked to undergo a medical evaluation to ensure you are in good health condition. 

The surgery generally takes up to 2 to 3 hours to complete, but it can take longer, depending on the complexity of each case. General anaesthesia is used to ensure you don’t feel a thing during the procedure. The surgeon will create incisions based on the surgical approach discussed during the consultation.

Then, your surgeon will remove excess skin, fat, and then tighten the skin prior to closing up the wounds with sutures, followed by bandages. In some cases, Dr Kernohan can keep patients in the hospital overnight to ensure everything is functioning well. 

Recovery after Thigh Surgery

Dr Kernohan will place bandages and drainage tubes (in some cases) at the incision site to avoid fluid accumulation. Make sure you clear out the drains as per the instructions given to you. You may need to come to the rooms to have the drains removed after a couple of days. 

Make sure that you take at least two weeks off from work to rest and recover. During the first few days of recovery, you will might experience bruising, a mild level of discomfort, and swelling.

Here are a few tips to follow at home:

  • Rest as much as possible during the first few days of recovery
  • Take all the medications as prescribed by your surgeon
  • Make sure to walk for at least 10 minutes a day to prevent the formation of blood clots
  • Limit all other movements as they can put a strain on your incision
  • Avoid strenuous exercises until you are fully recovered
  • Aim at eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet that is low in sodium
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not skip on your follow up appointments to ensure everything is functioning well 
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Thigh Lift Surgery Recovery FAQs

How long does recovery last after a thigh lift?

  • The initial recovery period is of two to four weeks. Complete recovery can take anywhere from four to six months. 

How do you sleep after a thigh lift?

  • For the first week, keep a few pillows stacked underneath your legs to keep them in an elevated position. Avoid full leg extension for the first week. 

How long do you wear a compression garment after a thigh surgery?

  • You can wear a compression garment for three to four weeks after a thigh surgery. 

When can I have a bath after the thigh reduction surgery?

  • Avoid soaking in the bathtub for at least three weeks after a thigh surgery. Take a quick shower and avoid getting your incisions wet. 

Does a thigh lift surgery leave scars?

  • Yes, thigh lift surgery leaves scars but they will be typically covered by undergarments. 

Do thigh lift scars go away?

  • The scars will definitely become less visible with time. They might not completely dissapear on their own but you can always opt for scar removal treatment options. 

Longer term Results of Thighplasty

The results of the thigh lift surgery will become evident in a matter of six to eight weeks. They will continue to improve over the next four to six months as the swelling goes down completely. Results of the thighplasty are usually long lasting. Make sure to avoid weight gain or loss to prevent sagging skin from re-occurring at the level of the thighs again.

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Risks and Potential Complications of Thigh Lift

Every surgery comes with a certain degree of risks and complications. If you choose the right surgeon and stick to all the pre and post-surgical instructions, the chances are you won’t experience any issues during the recovery period. Keep in mind that swelling and bruising often occur after undergoing a surgical procedure, but they subside in time without any additional treatment.

For more information visit Dr Kernohan’s risks of surgery page.

Thigh Lift Cost Sydney – How much is a Thigh Lift in Sydney ? – Thighplasty Prices & Fees

A thigh lift in Sydney can cost around $12,000 to $20,000+. The thigh lift procedure is a complex procedure that should only be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.

A lower fee might represent the doctor or surgeon’s lack of experience, a lesser quality facility where the procedure is performed or other serious issues that should be avoided.

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How to Fund Your Thigh Lift Surgery

In some cases, the insurance companies and Medicare might cover the cost whereas, in others, you will have to pay for it out of your own pocket. If you are wondering “Will Medicare cover my surgery”, you can check out more details here.

What is important to keep in mind is that there are thigh lift payment plans and financing options available to help you pay for your thigh lift. Have a look at the price page too for more info.

Contact Dr Kernohan’s team for a cost estimate or to schedule an appointment now.

Is Thigh Lift Surgery Worth It?

Body lift procedures often deliver satisfactory results, they have a high score on RealSelf “Worth It” ratings with 97% of people saying it’s worth it.

How to Find the Best Thigh Surgeon in Sydney

Choosing the right surgeon is critical when undergoing plastic surgery. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Have a close look at the credentials and experience of the surgeon – look for a specialist plastic surgeon not an under trained doctor or so called cosmetic surgeon 
  • Make sure that the surgeon performs thigh lift surgery as one of their procedures for post weight loss patients 
  • Read plenty of online reviews to ensure patients have a positive experience with the surgeon.  Look for before and after photographs of past clients
  • Go to consultation and make sure the surgeon answers all your questions and you feel completely comfortable 
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Thigh Lift FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about thigh lift surgery: 

How do I fix saggy skin on my thighs?

  • A thigh reduction surgery is one of the best and most effective ways to fix sagging skin on the thighs. 

Why are my inner thighs so flabby?

  • Inner thigh flab can be attributed to excessive weight loss, muscle tone loss and natural aging. 

How do you know if you need a thigh lift?

  • Generally speaking, if you have excess skin around the inner and outer thighs as a result of weight loss, age or muscle mass loss, a thigh lift may be an ideal procedure for you. 

How is excess skin removed from thighs?

  • A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess skin from the thighs. The surgery is generally performed under general anaesthesia and requires proper care during the recovery phase. 

Do I need a thigh lift or thigh liposuction?

  • If you don’t have too much excess skin, fat deposits, and your skin has a bit of elasticity, liposuction is an ideal procedure for you. However, if you are dealing with a lot of loose skin, a thigh lift is the right option. In some cases, the surgeon will combine both techniques to achieve desired results. 

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Dr Michael Kernohan – Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney NSW

Dr Michael Kernohan is a Sydney Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon providing a wide range of services from skin cancer to cosmetic surgery for the face, nose, breast and body.

He also offers complex reconstructive procedures following trauma and a range of cancer treatments using the most innovative and up-to-date treatment options.

Dr Kernohan is able to care for both public and private patients and currently has appointments in five Sydney hospitals and has an additional leadership role as Director of Surgical Specialities.

His main clinic is now located in Gregory Hills and he has 4 other locations – Bowral, Liverpool, Surry Hills (city) and Campbelltown Clinic – servicing patients in Sydney Southwest and Southern Highlands.

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