Medically Reviewed May 2022, by Mr Sankar - Chief Medical Officer for The Harley Medical Group
Arm & Thigh Lift
If you are unhappy with the way your arms and thighs look, then you are not alone. For many people, the joy and achievement of losing a significant amount of weight can be overshadowed by the excess skin that is left behind. Once the skin has been stretched beyond capacity due to weight gain, natural growth or pregnancy, stretch marks can appear. If the weight is then lost again, the skin may struggle to shrink back into place and instead start hanging in loose folds from certain areas of the body. Arm and Thigh Lift surgery is performed to remove this excess skin to leave the thigh area tight and smooth, and giving you the body confidence you deserve.
Benefits of having Arm & Thigh Lift surgery
- Helps to create a more proportionate figure, making wearing and buying clothes much more enjoyable and easier
- To be able to wear clothes that are more figure revealing confidently and the ability to wear a greater variety of clothes
- To feel more youthful and improve the appearance of the skin
- Can improve your body's silhouette when wearing tight fitting clothes
The procedure for Arm & Thigh Lift surgery
Arm or Thigh Lift surgery usually requires an overnight stay in hospital as it is performed under general anaesthetic and takes between two and three hours to complete. To perform the surgery, your surgeon will make an incision around the top of the thigh (near the groin) before pulling the excess skin upwards, stitching it into its new position and trimming the excess. The result will show the results of your weight loss, giving you smoother thighs and the confidence to wear summer clothing, swimwear and underwear proudly.
Arm & Thigh Lift Surgery Cost
We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing a Cosmetic Surgery procedure, with manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suits your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your procedure, ask at your Free consultation and your counsellor will be happy to take you through these.
Please contact one of our Client Service Advisors or call 0800 288 4110 or discuss your financial options with one of our nurses during your consultation at your local clinic.
0% finance* available.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There are many reasons why people choose to have Arm or Thigh Lift surgery:
- To improve self-esteem and self-image
- To help create a more proportionate figure, making clothes buying much more enjoyable and easier
- Reduce shoulder marks from the pressure of bra straps
- To be able to wear clothes that are more figure revealing and the ability to wear a greater variety of clothes
- To feel more youthful and improve the appearance of the skin
- Improve the body's silhouette when wearing trousers or tight dresses
The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients with excess skin folds after excess weight loss.
The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Solutions in the UK since it was established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves.
No, we are unable to offer any surgery while you are pregnant or breast feeding. However, please contact us 6 months after giving birth or after breast feeding and talk to our friendly advisors to discuss next steps.
The day of Your Arm or Thigh Lift surgery
Going home after Arm or Thigh Lift surgery
Recovery from Arm or Thigh Lift surgery
It is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery.
There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.
Every Cosmetic Surgeon who performs thigh lift procedures for The Harley Medical Group belongs to a relevant professional organisation, is fully accredited to practice in the UK as a specialist in Plastic Surgery, and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:
- Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
- Have necessary post-operative garments
- How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
- At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
- How long do the results last?
- When can I return to work?
At The Harley Medical Group our aftercare is second to none. You will have your own specially trained cosmetic surgery nurse to guide you through your procedure and aftercare. In fact, with The Harley Medical Group you are looked after for life.
It is your body so naturally you will want to place it in the safe and trusting hands of The Harley Medical Group. For quality care and ethical practices coupled with experience and they very best medical skills available, there is only one name to trust... The Harley Medical Group.
After your Thigh Lift surgery, your stitches will be removed if needed after approximately seven days, any bruising and swelling will go down after two to three weeks and you should expect to take one to two weeks off work.
Thigh Lift surgery can help to improve the self esteem of patients who have excess skin folds after excess weight loss, as well as improving your confidence and making it easier to buy a greater variety of clothes.
Although a thigh lift will not directly get rid of cellulite, by tightening the thighs it is likely that the appearance of cellulite may be reduced.
Following Thigh Lift surgery, the majority of patients will experience some pain in the thigh area, although this can be managed well with pain relief medication.
Inner thigh fat is often caused by genetics or a combination of poor diet and lack of exercise.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is likely that Thigh Lift surgery will leave a scar, however your surgeon will try and position the incision so that it will be hidden where possible. In addition, scars should even out with time.
Following Arm Lift surgery, it is likely that patients will experience some pain in the arm area, although this can be managed well with pain relief medication.
After your Arm Lift surgery, your stitches will be removed after approximately seven days, any bruising and swelling will go down after two to three weeks and you should expect to take one to two weeks off work.