For many people, the joy of losing a significant amount of weight is overshadowed by the excess skin that is left behind.

Once your skin has been stretched due to weight gain, it often struggles to shrink sufficiently once the weight is lost. Instead, loose folds hang, including from the thigh. Thankfully, surgery is available to help you make the most of your weight loss achievement.

Thigh lift surgery (also known as thighplasty) removes excess skin from this area, leaving you with tight, smooth thighs. You’ll finally be able to show off your new body, with the confidence that you deserve.

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Techniques used

Dr Hunt uses a number of thigh 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 tightens the skin on the front and outside of the thigh.
  • Inner (medial) thigh lift with liposuction: This procedure tightens the skin at the top of the inner thigh, with the effects extending further down the inner thigh than a thigh lift alone.

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years’ experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.



Is it for me?


If weight loss has left you with excess skin around the thigh area that no amount of exercise will shift, you are an ideal candidate for thigh lift surgery.

What's involved?


Dr Hunt will perform your thigh lift 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 very best to ensure that your scar will be hidden by your swimwear or underwear.

When can I go home?


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 lift 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 will be immediate, and once you remove the compression garment you’l be able to see your new shape. However, the final effect may not be apparent for a few months.

How much will a thigh lift cost me?


The final cost of a thigh lift 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. Surgeon, hospital, anaesthetist and aftercare costs will also play a role in the final amount. While a thigh lift 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.