Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) Sydney NSW

Weight loss is a major accomplishment, but it can also leave behind excess skin once the fat is no longer a factor. When skin, whether on your stomach or your thighs, has been stretched, it is unlikely to go back to the way it was prior to the weight gain. This can often mean that the skin is loose and ptosis. It can lead to both men and women being unsatisfied with their appearance, even after losing a significant amount of weight.

Loose skin will rarely snap back, which is where the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift)) surgery can become an option for you. Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery will help to get rid of the excess skin, as well as address any stubbornly lingering fat on the thighs. A thigh lift can reshape the thighs, with the aim to achieve smoother skin and an improved shape. This surgery is an option for both the inner and outer thighs.


The Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery involves your surgeon making incisions in the groin area. If your surgery is addressing loose skin on the inner thigh, the incision will be located at the crease of the groin. If the loose skin is on the outer thigh, the incision will be included as part of a belt lipectomy.

While it is not always essential in order to achieve results, liposuction is often combined with the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) procedure. This will help to achieve the best possible results for your circumstances. Liposuction can remove areas of fat still remaining on your thighs. It’s important to keep in mind that liposuction is a shaping tool. It is not a weight loss solution.

During your surgery, your surgeon will contour and reshape your thighs. The excess skin, whether it is on the inner or the outer thighs, will be surgically removed. This technique will change body contours, which can often achieve the results that you’ve been working so hard to achieve.

Your surgeon will use sutures and surgical tape to close your incisions. Incisions will be bandaged. This will keep them clean and protected as you heal. Surgical drains may be used to drain excess fluids that can accumulate under the skin after any major surgery. Drains can be unsightly but they are typically needed for just a few postoperative days. They will aid with a healthy recovery.

The Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery can take anywhere from two to four hours to complete. This will vary between individual patients, and is based on individual factors. This could include the amount of loose skin and fat that is removed. The length of surgery can also depend on whether the patient opts for additional procedures at the same time as the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery.

Thigh Lift Before and After Photos

Thigh lift surgery, before and after, photo 01, side view

Thigh lift surgery, before and after, photo 01, side view

Patient before and after thigh lift, photo 02, back view

Patient before and after thigh lift, photo 02, back view


The best candidate for the thigh lift surgery is an individual who has lost a large amount of weight that has resulted in sagging and loose skin on the inner or outer thighs. Men and women are both good candidates for this surgery.

You may wish to undergo this surgery if you’re looking to change the contour of your legs, especially if dieting and regular exercise is not helping. But, it is important to remember that this procedure is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and therefore should not be used as a weight loss treatment.

HOW MUCH DOES A Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) COST?

There are several considerations that can factor into the cost of a Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) . The extent of your surgery will need to be considered. Will you just be addressing the inner thighs? Or perhaps do you need surgery on both the inner and the outer thighs? Will liposuction be included? Will the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift)) procedure be combined with another surgical procedure?

The best way to determine what your complete costs will be is to schedule a consultation with Dr Laniewski. Your consultation will be your opportunity to discuss your areas of concern, your surgical goals and any questions that you may have about this procedure.

Insurance typically does not contribute to the full cost of a surgical procedure. Our team can help you to determine the type of coverage that you may have, and ensure that you are aware of what each of the associated costs may be. You will need to factor in the costs of time off from work, medications and compression garments.

The Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) procedure outcomes.

DOES A Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) HURT?

Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery is a major and invasive surgery. However, your surgeon will ensure that you are comfortable through every stage of the procedure. Patients will receive a general anaesthetic before the surgery starts, to ensure that the procedure is comfortable.

Every person will respond to surgery and recovery in his or her own way. Your pain will be managed as needed. You may need an overnight stay in the hospital after a Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift).

Most patients find that they experience discomfort and stiffness after the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift).


It is normal and expected for patients to experience some bruising and swelling after Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery. The bruising may be around the thigh and groin area.

This is an invasive surgery that will require rest and relaxation in order to best recovery. You may experience some discomfort and stiffness, but it can be managed with pain relief solutions. These after-effects of your surgery will subside with rest. You should feel more like yourself after the first full week of recovery. After the second week you should feel more improvement and be closer to resuming your regular activities.

Most patients will take around two weeks off from work to rest and recover from the surgery. This will vary from person to person, as each person will recover at his or her own pace. It is suggested that patients avoid running and other strenuous workouts for up to six weeks. This will allow your body to heal in a healthy manner.

Typically speaking, most patients are able to return to their daily routine six weeks after having the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) procedure.

You may be need to wear a compression garment. This will help with your recovery from surgery. Compression garments will help to reduce postoperative swelling and will help your body to adjust to its new shape. Dr Laniewski will be able to discuss more about the compression garments during your consultation before you undergo the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) procedure.

The results of a Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) may be visible almost immediately following the surgery. It is normal to experience some swelling after any surgical procedure, however. It may take several months before you can see the final results of your surgery. Postoperative swelling can take several months to subside completely.


Scars may remain visible for several months after the surgery. They should fade over time to the point where they are not very noticeable at all. There are scar care treatments that can help to encourage healing and fading.

The length of your scars can vary, based upon on where the excess skin and fat tissues are located on your thighs.


The results of a Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) are often long lasting. Your skin should stay healthy and taut, providing that you maintain a stable weight. It’s also essential that you follow a healthy diet and fitness program. Weight gain can affect your final results and can even partially undo the great results of your surgery. This is why it’s so important that patients be as healthy and as close to ideal weight as possible prior to any surgical procedure.


Your health and safety are always our highest priority. Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) surgery is an invasive surgical procedure. It is a safe surgery when performed by a trained and experienced specialist surgeon. There are risks with any major surgery. This could include having an adverse reaction to the anaesthesia and excessive bleeding. Infection, scarring and some lingering numbness may also be possible.

It is important to discuss your complete medical history with your surgeon, so that all health factors can be considered when you undergo this surgical procedure.

Call to schedule your consultation with Dr Laniewski, to learn more about the Thigh lipectomy (Thigh Lift) procedure.