Thigh Lift Info


In general, good candidates for a thigh lift:

  • Are healthy and do not have medical conditions that impair healing

  • Are nonsmokers

  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations

  • Have relatively stable weight

  • Have excess soft tissue along the inner (medial) thigh and/or the outer (lateral) thigh

  • Are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and fitness


In preparing for a thigh lift, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements because they can increase bleeding and bruising

  • Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you the first night following surgery


Scars tend to be wide. Dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions following the procedure. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect. If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heartbeats, seek medical attention immediately. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subject to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing.

Unlikely Complications

Although infrequent, the risks and complications of thigh lifts include:

  • Wide scars

  • Partial correction

  • Fluid collection