Cosmetic Treatment

Thighplasty (Thigh Lift)

Thighplasty, also known as thigh lift, is a cosmetic surgery to tauten and enhance the looks of the thighs. If you have lost skin flexibility in your thighs or have drooping and flabby thighs, thighplasty is for you. According to our lead dermatologist Dr. Shumaila, a thigh lift can decrease sagging in the thigh that may have resulted from aging or change in weight.

The procedure normally takes around 2-3 hours and is mostly carried out as a day care surgery under general anesthesia. You might be thinking how what degree of incision is involved in thighplasty. According to Dr. Shumaila, a board certified dermatologist, the degree of incision in this procedure can change greatly from patient to patient. It also depends on which area of the body has to undergo thighplasty. Dr. Shumaila has so far handled dozens thigh lift cases very successfully, including inner thigh lift, media thigh lift and bilaternal thigh lift.

Recovery for thighplasty highly depends on the scope of the surgery, even though a majority of the patients feel minimal discomfort that is usually controlled with medicines. Dr. Shumaila recommends that in any case, thighplasty patients should take as much rest as they can to eschew leg movement. You may experience some inflammation and bruises that would disappear within a month of the procedure. You will be able to go back to all normal activities within a period of 4-6 months.

Thighplasty candidates

You can be a good candidate for thighplasty if:

  1. You are distressed about the appearance of your thighs.
  2. You are in good health.
  3. You do not smoke or use drugs.
  4. You are not suffering from any illness that might impair post-surgical healing.
  5. You are not suffering from skin diseases at the areas to treat.
  6. You have positive and realistic expectation from the procedure.


Dr. Shumaila will decide your final candidacy for thighplasty after thoroughly examining your condition. Book an appointment with Dr. Shumaila today!