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Thigh Lift Chester

A thigh lift – also called a thighplasty is a specialist cosmetic procedure in Chester that will remove excess skin from the inner thigh region, leading to a more balanced, contoured appearance.

The impact of this procedure can be profound, both aesthetically, but also to self-esteem and confidence.


Many find going to the pool or the beach stressful, their thighs perhaps a cause for concern.

The benefit therefore lies beyond simply making the thigh firmer and more attractive, it lies in making experiences more enjoyable and giving the patient a boost.

We all like to look our best, and any issues can impact many areas of our life, including work, relationships and family life.

Miss Breahna, a leading cosmetic surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience, has her main practice in Chester and performs thigh lift procedures at the wonderful Nuffield Health Grosvenor Hospital in the city.

Suitability for Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh lift surgery is typically suitable for anyone who has concerns about the appearance of their thighs, especially the inner thigh region.

Concerns often occur after weight loss, which can leave excess, baggy skin.

Many find that they have lost weight, perhaps getting their body beach-ready, only to then find that while the fat has gone, a new problem emerges.

This excess skin, unlike the fat, is an issue that the patient cannot see how to address themselves.

Surgery can be the solution, a procedure to remove the excess skin and create that leaner, taut profile, creating a more youthful appearance too.

Suitability would always be ascertained in a detailed consultation, this is your chance to talk about your aims for the surgery and for the surgeon to listen, and then suggest a plan of best action.

It is worth noting that this procedure is not a means of achieving weight loss, indeed a patient must have a healthy BMI in order to be suitable for this surgery.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

For an experienced surgeon such as Miss Breahna, a thigh lift procedure is a relatively straightforward procedure.

However, as with so many such surgeries, the key lies in a surgeon’s skill and experience – their ability to achieve the very best results, to ensure scarring is minimised and to leave the patient truly with the transformational change they sought.

Performed under general anaesthetic, the procedure sees excess skin measured using a pinch technique and this is then marked and removed, with the tissue underneath reshaped and tightened.

The precise technique used will vary depending on the amount of skin to be removed, for instance the incisions may be limited to the groin crease alone or they may extend along the inside of the thigh, potentially reaching close to the knee.

Miss Breahna would outline the nature of the procedure to be used during the consultation, explaining her reasoning and the results achievable, and also the nature of any scarring post surgery.

Recovery from Thigh Lift Procedures in Chester

A thighplasty is a major procedure performed under general anaesthetic, it comes with a period of recovery.

The patient will spend an overnight stay in our Chester hospital and then typically have between seven and ten days off work. Most sports and physical activities could be resumed after six weeks – however Miss Breahna would answer and provide details relating to any specific concern.

Your post surgery recovery is closely monitored, both in the Chester Grosvenor Hospital immediately post operation and overnight, but then through follow-up appointments. These are typically held after one, two and six weeks and then three months, six months and a year.

At every stage your physical and emotional well-being will be closely monitored.

The surgery is considered safe, although all major surgery under general anaesthetic has some inherent risks.

Common side effects include swelling, which will subside after a couple of weeks, and also some pain that can be reduced through standard painkillers.

There will be permanent scarring post procedure, but this should fade and become smoother over time. Miss Breahna’s expertise ensures scarring is minimised.

Thigh Surgery – Key Facts

Length of surgery – two to three hours – has an overnight stay

Anaesthetic – general

Recovery: Seven to 10 days off work, around six weeks until sport can be resumed

A Leading Cosmetic Surgeon in Chester

There are many fine cosmetic surgeons in and around the north west, why consider Anca Breahna?

Her full biography is on site, please do take the time to read it – and also follow similar steps for any surgeon you may consider.

One of the few female plastic surgeons in the region, she brings a unique female perspective to any consultation and procedure.

She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

Miss Breahna is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, a post she has held since 2018, and also holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.

She has presented in a training capacity both nationally and internationally for approaching two decades.

Miss Breahna is a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

About Chester

Chester is a beautiful walled city located within the county of Cheshire and on the River Dee.

The city was founded as Castrum, the Roman fort located there called Deva Vitrix – this was one of the main army camps in the UK. Deva then became a major settlement in its own right.

Chester has a long and rich history, it was given city status as far back as 1541 and its importance is shown by the castle and walls, these remaining among the most complete city walls in the UK. The castle received numerous extra fortifications through the centuries, the initial castle built under the instructions of William the Conqueror.

Chester remained important through later centuries, for instance the nearby Newtown, with the Shropshire Union Canal were key to distribution.

The city is now a popular one for tourists, this a key industry, so too are public administration and retail.

A large number of well-known celebrities and famous people were born in Chester, or lived in the city, these include Russ Abbot, Beth Tweddle, Ben Foden and many people’s favourite James Bond – Daniel Craig.

About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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