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Thigh Lift Surgery in Sydney

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What is Thigh Lift Surgery?

A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the thighs. Both the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) thighs can be lifted. The outer thigh is usually lifted as part of a body lift procedure while the inner thigh lift can be performed on its own.

Excess fat and skin are removed, and the supporting ligaments of the thigh are re-suspended. This gives a smoother, more toned look to the skin while improving the contours and proportions of the thigh and lower leg.

The thighs are reduced in size by removing loose skin, typically present after weight loss surgery or significant weight change, using a combination of excision and liposuction.

As a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr. Kumar performs thigh lift procedures in Sydney, Penrith, and Orange.

Guide to Thigh Lift Surgery

This complete guide to Thigh Lift Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Thigh Lift surgery explained
  • How to assess if you are a good candidate
  • The surgical procedure
  • Answers to our most frequently asked questions
  • Before and After Gallery

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Am I a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery in Sydney?

Thigh Lift Surgery in Sydney may be a good option to achieve a firmer, contoured upper leg area.

The procedure may be appropriate for people who have one or more of the following:

  • loose skin causing sagging on your upper legs or thighs
  • excess skin folds hanging between your legs
  • excess skin on your inner or outer thighs and buttocks
  • this excess skin can cause rubbing, chafing, or rashes
  • excess thigh skin after weight loss surgery

What are the benefits of a Thigh Lift Surgery?

  • Reduces loose, redundant sagging tissue in the upper leg area
  • Gives legs a leaner dimension and a firmer appearance.
  • Reduces loose, sagging, or excess skin (skin folds) around the upper inner thighs and outer thighs area.
  • An ability to wear shorts and other lower-body garments

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Thigh Lift Cost

After your initial consultation with Dr. Kumar, you will be given a detailed itemised quote. This will include Dr. Kumar’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.

We will also provide information on our in-house Thigh Lift payment plans.

Can private health insurance be used?

If you are privately insured, then you may be able to use this for thigh lift surgery in Sydney, especially after massive weight loss. Your operating theatre and hospital costs, including the postoperative stay, may then be covered if you have the appropriate level of cover. Medicare and your private insurance may also contribute to Dr Kumar’s fees. You can call your health fund and see if you are covered. The Medicare Benefits Schedule code, should you qualify, is likely to be 30171.

Recovery from Surgery

The length of your recovery period will depend on whether you have had a thigh lift alone or whether you have had any additional body contouring procedures at the same time. The general rule, however, is that you should allow 4-6 weeks for recovery following your thigh lift surgery.

Most patients experience no significant discomfort after the first few days. You will wear a compression garment for 6 weeks after the procedure. This compression garment provides support for the newly tightened skin, offering the best environment for a cosmetically pleasing result.

Most patients return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. If your work is highly physically demanding, it may take a little longer. You should avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks.

Most patients are comfortable to drive at 1-2 weeks, but everyone heals differently. You must take care to avoid vigorous leg movements while driving for a few weeks, and we recommend being aware of traffic conditions and planning accordingly.

Further recovery guidelines will be discussed with you at your consultation and given to you as part of your pack following your surgery

Maintaining Your Thigh Lift Results

Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. Please keep in mind that your results from Thigh Lift Surgery may be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, early excessive activity, skin health, or Body Mass Index (BMI). No two patients are the same, and surgery results will vary from patient to patient. It is important to work together with Dr. Kumar to ensure you get the most out of your surgery and results.

Meet the Expert

Dr. Rohit Kumar is an Australian certified specialist plastic surgeon (MED0001630444). His particular area of interest is breast and body surgery. Often, patients who have achieved massive weight loss, have had one or multiple children (including twins), or have developmental or age-related physiological changes ( e.g. large or ptotic breasts) may suffer from significant medical issues as a result. Some of these issues may benefit from plastic surgical procedures, and Dr. Kumar has over 15 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon to help guide you in choosing the right procedure for you.

Dr. Kumar, as a specialist plastic surgeon, has a particular area of interest in body contouring procedures that focus on areas such as the breasts, arms, back, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and flanks — the areas that are most affected after losing a significant amount of weight.

During your consultation, Dr. Kumar will evaluate your needs and take the time to understand your main concerns before suggesting a surgical plan that suits you.

As a patient of Dr. Kumar, you can expect a personalised and positive experience. Working in harmony with you, Dr. Kumar and his team strive to deliver results that surpass your expectations and do so in a safe environment. Along with him, his professional and caring team is there to support you on your surgical journey, from your first call to well after you have recovered from your surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions about Thigh Lift Surgery in Sydney.


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