What is a Corrective Thigh Surgery?

Corrective Thigh Surgery

Corrective thigh surgery or a thigh lift is performed to improve the tightness of skin and tone of subcutaneous tissue that has been altered due to aging, gravity, hormonal changes or lifestyle factors. Under the influence of general anesthesia a patient can restore their thigh contours and anatomy back to normal through incisions made in the folds of the groin along the inner thigh.

As people grow older weight loss is sometimes a big hurdle both functionally and aesthetically. Even those who follow healthy lifestyles, their skin soon loses laxity contributing to an overall saggy look. Folds of fat or loose skin can be displeasing to the sight and also reflect functional and hygiene problems. The constant friction may cause irritation, especially in moister areas. Thighplasty is an overall procedure carried out to address the laxity of skin and excess fat all around the thighs.


A thigh lift is a complex process that requires remarkable aesthetic sense as well as surgical skills. Usually taking up to 2 to 3 hours, it is a combination of various procedures such as liposuction. General anesthesia is usually used in this case but you can discuss that with your doctor. General anesthesia does pose a few risks and is among the foremost priorities of cosmetic surgery. A complete explanation and recommendation will be provided by your doctor before they start the procedure.

The Operation

In the process of corrective thigh surgery, the necessity for long “T” or “L” cuts in the groin region extended to the inside of the thigh and towards the folds of the buttocks, depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals and anatomical limitations. The more excess skin needs to be removed, the larger the cut.

Liposuction of fatty deposits might be carried out when necessary whereas liposculpture along with skin tightening is performed to restore tone and tightness of the upper legs that result in a shapelier and firmer leg. As dictated by aesthetic and surgical goals, the incisions will be made along the inside of the thigh and within the bikini that will leave scars varying in extent.

Subcutaneous tissue and loose skin are excised in elliptical segments. The main goal is to tighten loose skin and deep tissue to restore tone and shape.

Once the procedure is completed stitches will be dressed and bandaged with temporary drainage tubes fixed to incision sites in order to drain excess body fluid and dry out the treatment area. Elastic bandages or support garments are also worn from this point onwards, for a smooth recovery period.

Recovery and Results

After the wrapping is concluded an overnight stay is mandatory following a thigh lift surgery. A specially designed compression garment is applied right away and it is to be kept on for 4 to 6 weeks following surgery.

Even though imminent results after surgery can be noticed, the final results appear several months after surgery where the body grows naturally with the newly adopted figure. This will remain your leg’s permanent shape for the coming years.

Even though scarring is unavoidable after surgery, they will eventually fade away with time as the skin continues to grow. Results are reported to be threefold. Thigh surgery boosts self-esteem, improves functionality and gives more aesthetically pleasing contours to the upper legs, especially among ladies!


Corrective thigh surgery can do wonders for women who are tired of their sagging thigh skin and want to tighten it for a better aesthetic appearance of thighs. Mentioned above are some important details that you need to know about the procedure. Do consult with an expert cosmetic surgeon before you decide to undergo it.

Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic offers thigh lift surgery to all men and women who are looking to get well-contoured thighs. Get your free consultation today with one of our experts by simply filling in the short form given below. With no obligations, you can get the details, answers, and quote you need for corrective thigh surgery in Dubai.