Thighplasty or Tigh Lift

Thighplasty is a procedure which aims to re-tighten the skin of the inner thighs after weight loss, by removing excess skin and fat. This operation can be done on men and women.

  • Your skin is irritated due to chafing when you walk
  • You are embarrassed to do physical activity
  • You feel that you need to hide your thighs in control wear

To consider having thighplasty in the best possible conditions, it is important that your weight be stable. In fact, variations in weight can alter the result of the surgery, as well as excess weight increases the risk of post-operative complications. It is important to understand that this procedure is not a solution to deal with excess weight, but rather with the after-effects when a person has lost weight and their skin has become loose. It is also in this situation that the best aesthetic results are obtained.
Of course, each situation should be discussed with your surgeon, who can best advise you.
In some rare cases, health insurance may cover your procedure. This requires a prior request to the surgeon, who will send a letter with your photos to the organisation.


The scar is in the shape of the letter “T”. The procedure may involve a medial thigh lift or inner thigh lift. A longitudinal incision thigh lift involves placing an incision that extends from the inner groin to the knee along the inner thigh whereas an outer thigh lift involves placing an incision near the outer hip bone. These are areas where scars tend to widen and remain visible. You should think carefully before considering such surgery.
Your surgeon will advise you in order to ascertain what treatment is most appropriate in your case.


The first consultation with Dr Thomet will allow you to get to know your surgeon, to present your situation and your wishes to them. In order to fill in your medical records, she will ask you about your medical history, any operations you have had in the past, as well as the list of any medication you are taking or allergies you may have.
A physical exam will be carried out and your measurements taken, and in some cases, photos will be taken, which will remain confidential and will only be used for your medical records.
At the end of the consultation, Dr Thomet will give her diagnosis and will advise you whether you are a good candidate for surgery. She will explain to you the technique she plans to use, the position of the scars, the recovery time and the risks of complications.

After you have had time to think it over, a second consultation will be scheduled, in order to perform the treatment.


In special cases, such as weight loss after a bariatric surgery, the surgery is partially or fully covered by health insurance. This requires a prior request to the surgeon, who will send a letter with your photos to the organisation. Otherwise, a cost estimate will be forwarded to you after the first consultation


Thigh lift procedure requires general anaesthesia. A preoperative consultation with an anaesthesiologist will take place before surgery.


Thigh lift usually requires hospitalisation for 3-4 nights. This allows to better manage the pain medication and monitor you closely. Drains (small plastic tubes attached to a bottle) will be placed during the surgery. These will be removed without causing pain before your discharge from the clinic.


When leaving the clinic, you will just have dressings which will be changed the following week for the first time at the practice. You are allowed to shower the day after the operation. You will need to wear a You will wear a compression garnment for 6-8 weeks.


Driving or making efforts after surgery is not recommended. Activity resumption may be considered after 2-3 weeks depending on the type of activity. It is necessary to wait 6-8 weeks before doing sports.
If your surgery is covered by health insurance, Dr Thomet will issue you with a medical certificate for the duration of your incapacity for work.