A Medial Thigh Lift procedure removes the excess fat and skin from the upper inner thighs. As you age, or if you are overweight, this area will lose its firmness and elasticity and even though exercise can strengthen muscles, it will not necessarily improve the skin’s laxity. Liposuction can only work in this area if your thigh tissue is reasonably firm, but not if you have lax or excess skin. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as an Abdominoplasty or Body Lift procedures.

  • Is it right for me?

    Medial Thigh Lift surgery is a very personal decision and you should have realistic goals and expectations before undergoing surgery. But if you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper thighs because of sagging, excess skin and cellulite and you are considering surgery, Dr Vlad will examine your thighs during your initial consultation. He will then evaluate how a Medial Thigh Lift procedure can achieve an improvement and meet your goals and expectations. But if you are in good health and you are a non-smoker (or you are prepared to give up smoking for at least 6 weeks prior and after surgery) there should be no reason why you should not have Medial Thigh Lift surgery.

  • Will I need anaesthesia?

    Medial Thigh Lift surgery is generally performed under general anaesthesia and will require a hospital stay. The procedure can take between 2-3 hours to complete.

    Modern anaesthesia is safe and effective, but does have some risks.   Ask Dr Vlad and your Anaesthetist for more information.  You can be assured that Dr Vlad will engage the services of a qualified Anaesthetist who is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) to perform your sedation and/or general anaesthesia.

    Dr Vlad and/or anaesthetist will ask you about all the medications you are taking or have taken, and any allergies you may have. Please make sure you have an up-to-date list before the surgery.

  • Will I have scarring?

    Scars are an inevitable part of any surgery and there can be no guarantee for a perfect outcome. Dr Vlad will endeavour to minimise scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible. After surgery, the scars are typically reddish in colour but these will fade in time to a light pink and after one or two years the scars should become barely noticeable. And, in our experience, most of our patients believe that the aesthetic results of the procedure are well worth the resulting scars.

    If scarring is a concern for you after surgery, Dr Vlad will provide you with a scar treatment plan to expedite the healing of your scars.  There are several treatment options including silicone gel and laser.

    We have the Palomar® Artisan laser system, which is proven to give excellent results for scar reduction.   Laser offers a non-invasive solution that uses fractional laser technology to deliver rapid, reliable scar removal with minimal healing time, infection risk is virtually eliminated and little to no pain is felt.

  • What are the risks with Medial Thigh Lift surgery?

    As with all surgery there are risks and potential complications. Dr Vlad will discuss these with you prior to any surgery taking place.

  • Where will the surgery take place?

    Dr Vlad will only perform your Medial Thigh Lift surgery in safe, accredited operating facilities. You can read more here.

  • What is the recovery period after Medial Thigh Lift surgery?

    Recovery time will vary from patient to patient and will also depend on the extent of the surgery. But expect at least 2-6 weeks off work depending on your occupation to allow for complete rest and expect 2-3 weeks for all swelling and bruising to disappear. A compression garment is recommended for at least 3 weeks and light exercise such as walking may be resumed within 4-5 days. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. You will be given post-surgery instructions to follow and if you have any questions, please speak to Dr Vlad and/or his Practice Nurse.

  • What are the costs?

    Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery, but it should not be the only consideration. You have the right to be informed about the costs you can expect, before you have your surgery. This is called ‘informed financial consent’.

    Costs associated with the procedure may include:

    • Dr Vlad’s surgical  fee
    • Accredited hospital or surgical facility costs
    • Anaesthesia fees
    • Prescriptions for medication
    • Post-surgery garments
    • Medical tests

    After your initial consultation with Dr Vlad, you will receive a written estimate of fees and an information pack to read before your second pre-surgery appointment.  The second appointment is free of charge. Once you book your surgery, you will also see our Practice Nurse who will take your pre-operative photos.

    We welcome any questions you may have regarding fees.