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Thigh Lift (Lipectomy) Sydney NSW

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty or thigh lipectomy, removes excess skin from this area.

Once your skin has been stretched due to weight gain, it often doesn’t reduce back once the weight is lost.

Instead, excess and loose skin can be left in areas such as the inner thighs. For this purpose, thigh lipectomy surgery removes this excess, helping to reduce both the functional and cosmetic concerns of the patient.

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Techniques used

Dr Hunt uses a number of thigh lipectomy surgery techniques, depending on the areas of concern:

  • Inner (medial) thigh lift: The inside of the thighs are very difficult to shape through exercise. An inner thigh lift involves an incision along the junction between the thigh and pubic area to remove loose skin and any excess fat.
  • Outer (lateral) thigh lift: This procedure removes extra skin on the front and outside of the thigh.
  • Inner (medial) thigh lift with liposuction: This procedure removes extra skin at the top of the inner thigh, with the effects extending further down the inner thigh than a thigh lift alone.

Why Patients Might Consider Thigh Lift Lipectomy Surgery

There are a number of different reasons for patients to opt for a thigh lift lipectomy. Some reasons include:

  • Correction of cosmetic concerns about loose skin
  • Improved mobility resulting from skin removal
  • Reduction in chafing and skin irritation due to excess skin

Recovery after Thigh Lipectomy Surgery

The recovery period after thigh lift surgery can take several weeks post op. During this time, make sure to take the analgesic medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after thigh lipectomy surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep the incisions site clean and dry at all times
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

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Excess Skin Reduction Guide

The excess skin reduction guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider these procedures.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of surgery what makes a suitable candidate, pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from patients.

How much does a thigh lipectomy cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of thigh lipectomy surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the results you want and the time required in theatre.

The final cost of a thigh lipectomy is slightly different for everyone. During your consultation with Dr Hunt, your specific needs are evaluated so that you can receive an accurate surgery quotation. In some instances, a thigh lift needs to be paired with other types of surgery to achieve your desired outcome – this will alter the total cost of your procedure. Your total cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

During your initial consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your legs and body, discuss risks and provide you with an accurate cost for your thigh surgery procedure.

Does Medicare cover a Thigh Lipectomy?

While a thigh lift (lipectomy) is primarily seen as a cosmetic procedure, in some instances, the procedure can attract a Medicare rebate. If the excess skin and fat is causing health concerns such as rashes and is affecting the patient’s quality of life, some of the costs of a thigh lift might be covered. Another one of the conditions for a rebate is that your weight is stable for at least 6 months.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, a Thigh Lipectomy Payment Plan, or the costs for thigh surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

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You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, a Thigh Lipectomy Payment Plan, or the costs for thigh surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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Thigh Lift Lipectomy FAQs

Should I have a Thigh Lift (lipectomy)?

If weight loss has left you with excess skin around the thigh area that no amount of exercise will shift, you might be a candidate for thigh lipectomy surgery.

What's involved in a Thighplasty?

Dr Hunt will perform your thighplasty or thigh lipectomy under a general anaesthetic in the hospital of your choice.

He will make an incision around the top of your thigh (near your groin), before pulling the excess skin upwards, stitching it into its new position and trimming the excess. Dr Hunt will do his best to minimise the visibility of the scars beneath clothing, but patients should be conscious that their scars may be visible.

When can I go home after surgery?

You will stay in hospital for around three nights after your surgery. You’ll be able to go home once you are comfortable and able to get to and from a bathroom.

Once you get home, you should limit your movements to around the house for two to three days.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?

You’ll see Dr Hunt during the first week after your surgery, and several more times over the following weeks and months.

How long will I be off work?

You should plan on taking at least 3 weeks off work.

When can I resume my normal activities?

You will be able to resume all activities, including exercise, around six weeks after your thigh lipectomy surgery.

However you must not do any activities that increase your heart rate above 100 beats per minute for the first three weeks.

When will I see the end result?

The effect of your thigh lift (lipectomy) will be immediate. However, you will need to wait for the swelling to subside and the incisions to heal before seeing your results. The final effect may not be apparent for a few months.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.

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