Thigh Lift | Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Thigh Lift Data

Operating time1 hour
Sedationgeneral anaesthesia
Clinic stay1 day
Costsfrom 6,500 €*
with liposuction 7,500 €*
Aftercare1–2 weeks
Stitch removalafter 5–7 days
Presentableafter 1–2 weeks
Sportsafter 2–6 weeks

*Prices include 19% VAT.

An effective complement for beautiful legs

Why go for a thigh lift at Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery? When the skin looses its elasticity over time, one of the first effects may be excessive skin forming at the inner side of the thighs. There, the skin and any connective tissues are particularly thin. This in turn is not merely an aesthetic issue – if the thighs chafe against each other, this can lead to skin irritation and rashes. Potentially disappointing for all those who successfully lost weight: it’s exactly after weight loss that this laxness effect gets reinforced, since the supporting (fatty) tissue has melted away.

That’s why a thigh lift is often indicated following important weight loss, for sports alone will not be sufficient to achieve a complete tightening of the skin.

Your Benefits with a Thigh Lift

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  • Further education provider for aesthetic surgeons
  • Comprehensive before/after consultations 
  • Frequently conducted treatment method 
  • Treatment method for natural results with hardly any scars
  • Continuous contact person, since clinic is owner-operated
  • Intensive aftercare process desired

Your Thigh Lift Experts

FAQ on Thigh Lift

Who may benefit from a thigh lift?

Flaccid skin – either just along the upper part of the inner thigh or even down to the knee – may be smoothened and tightened by means of a thigh lift performed at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If, however, there are still depots of fatty tissue and the skin is still elastic, one might also consider a liposuction.

Before attempting a thigh lift, you should already have reached your ideal weight, or at least nearly so; this procedure is not appropriate for obese patients. In case of local fat depots – often at the outer thigh, the so-called “jodhpurs” or “saddlebags” – liposuction and thigh lift may well be combined at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If the skin around the behind is lax as well, one might also consider combining it with a gluteal lift.

How do we perform a thigh lift?

At the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a thigh lift is often performed in combination with a liposuction at the inside of the thighs. Ideally, the scar will later be along the pubic mound and the groin crease and intergluteal cleft.

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What is important after removing the excess tissue, which has to be measured very precisely, is the lasting anchoring of the deeper layers of tissue, e.g. at the inguinal ligament and the ischial tuberosity in order to avoid that the layers can drift apart later on.

The thigh lift will take one hour and will be conducted at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery under general anaesthesia. Please plan for a stay at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 1–2 days. The position of the incisions and later scars may vary depending on where the skin is sagging and how flaccid it is. If only the upper third of the inner thigh is affected, then a crescent-shaped incision from the groin to the intergluteal cleft will suffice. If the entire thigh is affected, a vertical incision at the inside of the thigh will be added; that scar will not be visible from the front.

Before the wounds are closed, we will place thin drainages there which allow the wound secretion to drain. Directly after the operation, a compression dressing will be applied in order to support the skin healing aesthetically.

What is important following a thigh lift?

After a thigh lift, consistent aftercare is particularly important so that the scars can heal unobtrusively. You should definitely plan for two to three weeks of rest. The drainage tubes will be removed on the third day at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The stitches will be removed after one week.

Any occurring pain can be managed well by taking medication. You should consistently wear the fitted compression trousers for at least four to six weeks. You have to refrain from doing any sports for six weeks after the thigh lift. The team of Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will be happy to advise you on how the consistent scar care will take place. The scars should not be exposed to direct sunlight for one year in order to avoid discolorations.

We’d like to discuss any potential risks as well as the thigh lift treatment procedure in your individual case, explaining all details and answering your questions, in a personal consulting session. Please contact us for further information.


Feel free to pay for your treatment in instalments. Here you can find further information about Financing.

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