Thigh lift or cruroplasty

Natural aging can have consequences on the sagging of the skin on the thighs, mainly due to the accumulation of fat, against which sports exercises are most often difficult to control. Significant weight loss can also lead to excess skin.

Thigh lifting or cruroplasty can then become a necessity in order to tighten the skin of the thighs and lift them up. This important aspect is always discussed beforehand with the surgeon during consultations, who can offer you the UrgoTouch ® laser treatment to reduce them. Often associated with liposuction, a thigh lift surgery consists of removing excess skin and fat and tightening the skin of the thighs. There are 3 techniques (vertical, horizontal or mixed), depending on the location and the excess skin or fat to be removed.
The surgery involves scars. This important aspect is always brought up with the surgeon during consultations who may advise you the UrgoTouch ® laser scar treatment to optimise the scar healing process. It will be performed at the very end of the surgery.

Learn more about the operation


  • Performed under general anesthesia by a plastic surgeon
  • Lasts between 1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • The surgical procedure:
    • Liposuction of the thighs
    • Removal of excess skin
    • Tighten the skin
    • Suture the incision
  • UrgoTouch ® laser treatment possible after suturing
  • 1 to 2 days of hospitalization


The vertical scar or L or T
When there is a significant excess of skin, the scar starts at the top of the thigh and can extend to the knee, depending on the amount of skin to be removed. It is located on the inner side of the thigh so as not to be visible from the front or back.

The pure horizontal scar (concentric lifting)
When the excess skin is moderate and located at the top of the thigh. The scar extends from the groin to the top of the thigh and is located in the folds.


  • Rests for about 2 weeks is recommended
  • A wound dressing is placed for 4 weeks
  • Sports is not recommended within 2 months of the intervention
  • Your surgeon will monitor the results of the operation and the progress of the healing process (duration to be defined with your surgeon)
  • Final result between 3 and 6 months after post-operative edema has subsided
  • The result of the scar is definitive between 18 and 24 months

For any information about the operation

Speak directly with your surgeon.
He/She will be able to answer your questions and reassure you.

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