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Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

Also called a ‘thighplasty’, a thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin from the inner thigh area, to produce a firmer, more balanced contour.

Significant weight loss is the main cause of sagging skin on the thighs. Whilst achieving a healthy weight brings a good feeling, the excess skin that is left behind often leaves the person feeling too self conscious to wear a swimming costume. It can also occur after large amounts of liposuction or as part of the normal ageing process.

The surgery is undertaken under general anaesthetic. The excess skin along the inner thighs is measured with a pinch technique, marked and removed and the underlying tissue is reshaped and tightened. There are several thighplasty techniques and, depending on the amount of skin excess, the incisions may be limited to the groin crease alone or they may extend along the inside of thigh, towards the knee.
A compression garment is recommended for 6 – 8 weeks postoperatively, to control swelling and promote healing. After 2 weeks you can commence massaging the treated areas and professional manual lymphatic drainage on a regular basis. Follow-up appointments will be arranged at 1, 2 and 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post surgery to closely monitor your physical well-being.

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A person who has sagging skin on the inner thighs as a result of ageing or weight loss, and is seeking to improve the shape of their legs, is a suitable candidate for this treatment. This procedure is not intended as an alternative to weight management, and a healthy weight and BMI are criteria that must be met before treatment is decided upon.

This treatment is performed under general anaesthetic. There will be a degree of pain experienced after the procedure due to the nature of the surgery and a suitable course of pain relief will be administered.

Common side effects are bruising and swelling that will ease after a couple of weeks. There will also be some permanent scarring from the incisions, which should fade and become smoother over time. Extensive scarring (hypertrophic, widened), bleeding (haematoma) and the need to return to theatre, infection, delayed wound healing, fat necrosis, skin numbness, skin necrosis and asymmetry. Clots in the legs/ lungs are less common, but are still possible risks which may occur. Miss Breahna strongly advises you to stop smoking prior to surgery as this can affect the outcome of your surgery and significantly increase the risks of complications.

This procedure may incur a period of 3 weeks recovery time to allow for successful healing, and time off work may be required. Driving will be possible after 2 – 3 weeks. It may need up to 4 weeks before travelling abroad and up to 6 weeks before returning to the gym.


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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.



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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.

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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 Secretary

Call Clare 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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