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Leg/thigh lift surgery

What is thigh lift surgery?

Due to aging or rapid weight loss, skin sagging occurs in the thigh area and in the rest of the body. The procedure to remove excess tissue, sagging skin, and accumulated fatty tissue in this area is called a thigh plasty.  

Why is a thigh lift necessary?

The thighs are where both legs are separated and the sagging skin in this area or the presence of fat creates physical and visual problems. Getting dressed can be a challenge due to the irregularities in this area and due to the fact that we also sweat between the legs, the sweat left between the skin causes odors and rubbing the skin leads to diaper rash. These both have a negative impact on the social and psychological state of the person and after the surgery of the thigh lift, the patient could have a body that he wanted.  

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Targets in thigh aesthetics


Surgical procedure aims at reshaping thigh area and achieving a good contour as well as removing as much of the fatty tissue and sagging skin as possible. The tension should be kept reasonable, however, as excessive tension in this area would cause the sutures to open.  

Thigh lift pre-surgery 

Unlike other surgeries, thigh lift does not require a period of preparation. Anyone who has no health problem can undergo a thigh lift. Routine preliminary tests and physical examination may be performed on the morning of surgery. 

How is thigh lift surgery performed?

Thigh lift surgery or thigh plastic surgery is recommended for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, either through bariatric surgery (necessary body weight loss) or through weight loss.

Fat can accumulate locally on the sides of the thighs, hips, buttocks, knees and abdomen that do not want to disappear with diet or regular sports activity.

In some cases, liposuction and the operation of the calf prosthesis and buttock augmentation are combined with your own fat to obtain better results.

And in some cases it is necessary to use both liposuction and leg silicone prosthesis together for better results.

Which treatment method is best applied after the surgeon has seen the patient and that the right decision is made together.

The operation takes about 40 minutes or an hour. Under general anesthesia.

What are the Different Types of Thigh Lifts?
Medial thigh lift surgery


If the sagging skin is not excessive in the thigh area, this type of surgery is often performed:

 The skin on the upper part of the thigh is only removed and the scars would be hidden in the groin under the underwear.

Classic thigh lift surgery


If the sagging skin extends to the knee, this type of surgery is performed:

 The scar would be from the groin to the edge of the knee and since the scars remain on the inside of the leg and change in skin color over time and there would be no discomfort.  

Leg Aesthetic

Who is the leg aesthetic for?

  • Genetically innate.

  • Patients who have suffered trauma or injury to their lower legs

  • Bodybuilders

  • People who are not satisfied with the appearance of their calves and shins.

  • If there is a width difference between the areas below and above the knee.

  • The width or shape difference between the two legs whether the legs are arcuate.

  • If the legs have a crooked appearance. can these problems be solved by operations of the silicone prostheses.

  • The same problems can also be corrected with liposuction.

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Preoperatively, the patient is marked in an upright and supine position for the skin to be removed. The incision scar is also planned during marking. 

Preparing for surgery



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Frequently Asked Questions


What can you expect from a Leg / Thigh surgery or correction in Turkey?

Leg or Thigh correction surgery has become very popular in Turkey in recent years. Both foreign and native patients get satisfactory results. If a patient is planning to undergo Leg or Thigh Correction Surgery in Turkey, he should start by doing proper research for an experienced surgeon. After researching and feeling good about the plastic surgeon, you should have a consultationand. That is why it is best to arrange everything and let Izmir Medical Esthetic Travel guide you. During the physical examination, the patient should inform the plastic surgeon about desired combined operations such as inner thigh, calf, tibia, knees, ankles, hips, abdomen and more as desired. Multiple combative treatments can be discussed to be done at the same time. The patient should be informed about the effects of general anesthesia, risks of complications, possible swelling and how to manage it. The patient should inform the plastic surgeon about his/her health story. 

You are guaranteed to return home with magical results.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us,

Regards Mehtab

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