Thigh lift

Discover more shapely thighs with thigh lift from Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery

Your body shape and proportion play a unique role in your self-perception, sense of physical balance and confidence. Thigh lift is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat, lift and tighten your thighs to give them a better shape.

Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery is one of the North of England’s leading clinics offering thigh lift surgery. All our cosmetic surgery is performed by highly experienced UK trained Consultant Plastic Surgeons with more than 20 years clinical experience delivering high quality, clinical solutions to women and men of all ages.

All our clinics are located at the best private hospitals across the region, so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

Achieving the perfect result is our ultimate goal

  • Procedure time – 1 to 2 hours
  • Downtime – 1 to 2 weeks
  • Anaesthetic – general (asleep)
  • Cost – from £4,730

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Improve the size and shape of your thighs with thigh lift

People are often unhappy with the size and shape of their thighs, particularly after major weight loss. Thigh lift is procedure to improve your thighs with a combination of skin and fat removal (often combined with liposuction) and resuspension to give a more shapely you.

What can thigh lift do for you?

  • Give you slimmer more shapely thighs 
  • Increase your body-confidence and self-esteem
  • Enable you to wear the clothes you want to wear

We will arrange a no-obligation consultation to assess your situation and make recommendations. When you are ready to go ahead, all your care is provided at the regions premier private hospitals, so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none. Choose from clinics in York, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesborough.

Cosmetic thigh lift surgery

Feel good about your body and your appearance with Perfecta, the North’s Number 1 Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Thigh lift from Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery.


What is thigh lift?

Thigh lift or thigh reduction is an operation that tightens and lifts your inner thigh to give you slimmer more shapely thighs. If you have excess fat as well as saggy skin then you may benefit from liposuction at the same time. Research shows that facial cosmetic surgery increases body confidence and self-esteem.

Clients often ask for thigh lift to improve loose saggy thighs after massive weight loss, either through diet and exercise or gastric band or gastric bypass surgery. We often combine thigh lift with tummy tuck, breast surgery and thigh lift. To reshape your body after you have lost a lot of weight. 

Liposuction can help if you have excess fat in your thighs. We sometimes do liposuction alone but more commonly use liposuction with thigh lift to remove excess fat and skin  to give you the best improvement in your thigh size and shape. 

What does thigh lift involve? 

Thigh lift is a procedure we do with you asleep (general anaesthetic). We mark the excess skin with you in your room before surgery so you get a good idea of the amount we can remove. If we are doing liposuction then this is done first. Then we remove the excess skin and fat (in a suprafascial plane to protect the nerves), resuspend the fascia then close with dissolving stitches and showerproof dressings. Most people go home the following morning after a shower. 

Where are the scars in thigh lift?

The type of thigh lift you need depends on where your excess skin resides. If possible, we remove the excess at the top of your thigh, leaving a scar in the groin crease. The alternative leaves a scar down the inside of your thigh. We will go through this with you when you meet your Consultant Plastic Surgeon at your first appointment. 


  • Initial Consultation
  • Cost of treatment
    FROM £4,730



Before treatment

First appointment

At Perfecta your care is led by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon – you will see them in clinic, they will do your procedure and see you for follow up. Your first appointment lasts around half an hour and includes specialist assessment and discussion of how we can help you improve your thighs. We will go through your options for treatment and discuss what is involved and answer any questions you may have. We will show you photographs of our patients who have had arm lift to show you the type of outcome we can achieve for you.

After your appointment we will send you lots of information about your treatment options and provide you with a fixed cost for your package of care. We will then give you time and space to decide what you would like to do. When you are ready our office team will help you book a date for your procedure.

Second appointment

At your second appointment you will meet your surgeon again and discuss your procedure in more detail. We will go through all the important information about your thigh lift, including how we do the procedure and the site and nature of the scars. We will discuss your hospital care, anaesthetic and recovery and your aftercare plan. We will also discuss the potential risks and complications of surgery, so you are fully informed.

Pre-assessment appointment

A few weeks before your procedure you will have an appointment with our nurses for a pre-operative medical. Our nurses will tell you everything you need to know for the day of your procedure, such as what time to stop eating and drinking, what time to come in to the hospital, and what to bring with you. If you have any questions about these details or anything else then please ask your nurse or feel free to email or call us.

Do your research

Read up on your treatment options before your appointment. Good sources of information are our website and the BAPRAS website (www.bapras.co.uk) and BAAPS website (www.baaps.co.uk). It can be helpful to read blogs written by people who have had your procedure. But bear in mind they only have experience of their own journey. Your expert Consultant Plastic Surgeon and our experienced nurses have looked after hundreds of patients and have an unrivalled level of knowledge and understanding to help you. Ask us anything you want to know.

Write down a list of questions

In the week before your appointment make a note of any questions you want to ask. We will give you lots of useful information during your appointment. Afterwards we will email you with written information to help you make the right decision and make sure you are fully informed. Don’t worry if you forget what you wanted to ask. We will be seeing you for a second appointment or you can email us at any time.

Can I see photos of your work?

Yes of course. We will show you lots of photographs of our patients who have had thigh lift to show the type of improvement we can achieve.

Take some ‘before’ selfies

You might like to take some photos before your procedure to remind you how you used to look! We will also do this on the day of your procedure for your medical records. 

Take some ‘before’ selfies

You might like to take some photos before your procedure to remind you how you used to look! We will also do this on the day of your procedure for your medical records.

Can I get finance? 

The private hospitals we work with offer finance for your procedure. Please ask for further details at your consultation or click here for more information.

On the day of your procedure


Things to bring

Bring your phone and charger and a book or magazine. There is always a lot of waiting around in hospital so bring things to keep you amused. There is a TV in your private room and your partner, family member or friend can stay with you the whole time. Bring you dressing gown and slippers and you can stay comfortable in your favourite things whilst you wait.

Will I see my Consultant Plastic Surgeon on the day?

When you arrive at the hospital you will be shown to your private room and your nurse will get you ready for your procedure. At Perfecta your care is led by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and you will see them again on the day of your procedure to go through some final paperwork, including the hospital consent form, take photographs for your medical records and do your pre-operative markings. Then you are ready to go.

Who will give my anaesthetic?

We only work with experienced Consultant Anaesthetists, all of whom are NHS Consultant Anaesthetists. You will have the opportunity to meet your Consultant Anaesthetist on the day as well. They will complete your pre-operative assessment to make sure you are safe and ready to go ahead. They will talk you through the anaesthetic and your recovery. General anaesthetic (asleep) can make people feel sick and surgery can be painful. However we take great care to make your procedure as smooth as possible and do lots of things to help you wake up without feeling sick or in pain. 

Your package of care


All of your after-care is provided as part of your package of care, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. When you are ready to go home, the nurses will give you an appointment for your first check up a week later. Our nurses will arrange to see you again as required. You will see your Consultant Plastic Surgeon 3 months after surgery. If you have any problems in between appointments then don’t worry, just give us a call, speak to the nurses and come back to see us.

When can I go home?

thigh lift takes around an hour and a half (or a little longer if you are having liposuction as well) under general anaesthetic (asleep). You can go home the same day or stay overnight, whichever you prefer. Some swelling and bruising is common for the first week or so. We like you to wear lycra leggings as much as possible for the first 3 months after treatment to help your swelling and scars settle as quickly as possible.

Can I shower after my procedure?

We use showerproof dressings after surgery so you can shower and wash your hair from day one. Just dab the dressings dry with a towel and replace your lycra leggings.

When can I return to normal activities and work?

You can gently return to all your normal activities straight after your procedure. Most of our clients are back to most things (including work) a week or so after thigh lift and are back to everything (Including the gym and exercise classes) in a month or so. You can drive as soon as you feel safe and able to do so.

When can I go on holiday?

This is a common question in clinic, particularly leading up to the summer. You could travel the following day if you need to. However it would be sensible to wait a couple of weeks. Most patients settle well and without any problems after surgery. But if you do have any issues then it is nice to be able to pop in and see us.

Sun protection and skin conditioning

Your skin will be more sensitive in the sun for a while after surgery. Look after yourself in the sun, particularly in the first six months after your procedure. Factor 50 suncream and lots of moisturising cream (or Bio-oil) are helpful.

What our patients say about Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery


“Earlier this year I had body lift and thigh lift with Chris Dunkin at Nuffield hospital after I lost 16 stone. Ever since I lost the weight I couldn’t wait to get rid of the loose skin. Chris was great. He explained what I could have and I chose to do my tummy and thighs first. He said I would love my tummy afterwards but my legs less. Chris was right I do love my tummy. But my thighs are better than I ever hoped. You cant even see the scar that much. Now I cant wait until next year for my boobs and arms. Thank you soooo much!”

(Thigh lift patient)

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