Dr. Hermes A. Pelayo


Tijuana, B.C.

Thigh Lift

Starting Price: $3,300 usd


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What is a Thigh Lift?

Thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery that aims to improve the shape and appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles. It is also known as thighplasty.

About the Thigh Lift Procedure

The thigh lift procedure usually lasts between two and five hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision in the thigh area, depending on the type of thigh lift you choose. There are different types of thigh lifts that address different parts of the thighs, such as the inner thigh lift, outer thigh lift, vertical thigh lift or mini thigh lift. The surgeon lifts the skin and fat from the thigh and tightens the muscles with stitches. The surgeon may also use liposuction to remove unwanted fat and contour the thigh. The excess skin and fat is then removed and the remaining skin is pulled down and sutured, creating a firmer, smoother thigh. The surgeon may also insert drainage tubes under the skin to remove any fluid or blood.

Thigh Lift Recovery

The recovery time for a thigh lift varies depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. In general, the patient can expect to have some pain, swelling, bruising and numbness for the first few weeks. The patient should avoid any strenuous activity and follow the surgeon's instructions for wound care and medication. The patient should also wear a compression garment or bandage to support the thigh and reduce swelling. The drainage tubes are usually removed within a week and the stitches after two weeks. The patient can return to work in two to four weeks, depending on the nature of the job.

The final results of the procedure may take up to a year to appear as swelling decreases and scars fade.

Are you the right candidate for a Thigh Lift?

The thigh lift is suitable for people with excess skin and fat on the thighs that do not respond to diet and exercise. The patient must also be in good health, have realistic expectations and a stable weight. The thigh lift is not recommended for people who plan to lose a significant amount of weight, who may be considering pregnancy in the future, who have chronic diseases that affect healing, or who are allergic to anesthesia.


At Ciplastic, the initial cost for a Thigh Lift procedure is $3,300. Your final cost will depend on your specific individual needs.

A thigh lift is designed to last a long time, as the skin and fat removed from the thigh are permanent. However, the results of a thigh lift can be affected by factors such as weight fluctuations, aging, pregnancy and lifestyle. To maintain the results of a thigh lift, the patient should avoid losing or gaining too much weight, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking.

In general, the thigh lift is considered a safe procedure, but, like any surgery, it carries some risks and possible complications. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, tissue damage, nerve damage, fluid accumulation, poor wound healing and dissatisfaction with the result123. To minimize these risks, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon, follow preoperative and postoperative instructions, and report any signs of problems to the physician.

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