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Thigh lift

This is an intervention to lift skin on the inner thighs, with or without liposuction to remove excess fat. The thighs are remodelled to restore a natural, slender curve.


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  • Are the scars visible? 
    Depending on the extent of the lift, the scars are hidden either on the inner thighs, and are hence invisible from the front, or at the root of the thighs and are hence invisible in a swimsuit.
  • Can simple liposuction suffice?
    If there is excess fat and if the skin is elastic enough, your surgeon may suggest liposuction alone. But if there is already excess, sagging skin, only a lift will give the best aesthetic result.
  • What interventions can be combined with a thigh lift?
    It can be combined with a thigh liposuction, especially if there is excess fat, which improves the aesthetic result.

Useful information

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Shaving is not obligatory.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 1.5-3 hours on average.
  • 2 nights on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • Anticoagulant injections for 2 weeks after the intervention.
  • Wear a compression garment day and night for 1 month.
  • The drainage system is removed 1-3 days after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Return to work: after 2-3 weeks, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: gradually, after 6 weeks.
  • Result obtained: immediately, with the final result after 2-6 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.


  • Post-weight loss surgery - Thigh lift
    From 2,500 CHF


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