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Thigh Reduction

A large part of Dr Peters’ practice is body contouring surgery. By removing excess skin and tissue of the thigh region, functional concerns can be addressed, as well as restoring the contour of the region.

If you decide on a thigh reduction/lift, the incision patterns depend on the type of lift you choose. An inner thigh lift requires incisions in the groin area, which may also wrap around the backs of the thighs.

Once the excess tissue and skin is removed, the remaining skin is lifted before the incisions are closed. A dressing is applied to keep the incision sites protected. A compression garment needs to be worn after surgery to reduce thigh swelling and support the healing process.

How do I prepare for a thigh reduction?

The first step is to organise a consultation with Dr Peters, where you can discuss your concerns and expectations, ask questions, and learn more about what happens during the procedure.

If surgery is a suitable option for you, Dr Peters will provide information regarding preparation and post-surgery recovery requirements for your specific procedure. Any further instructions will be discussed with you during your consultation with a Valley Plastic Surgery nurse.

We suggest that you prepare an area in your home for you to recover comfortably, with pillows, ice packs, and entertainment. You may also choose to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable, loose clothing and fill any needed prescriptions before your procedure date.

Am I a suitable candidate for a thigh reduction?

The decision to undergo a thigh reduction is highly personal.

You maybe be suitable for a thigh reduction if you have functional concerns with excess tissue and skin in your thigh region, are physically healthy, have realistic expectations regarding surgery, and are at a stable weight.

Booking in for a comprehensive, confidential, and personal consultation with Dr Peters is the best way to find out whether this is a thigh reduction suitable procedure for you.

Your questions answered Frequently Asked Questions

The incisions used by Dr Peters during your thigh lift will depend on whether you are having an inner or outer thigh lift.

For an inner thigh lift, Dr Peters will place incisions in the groin that extend downwards and wrap around the back of the thigh. Alternatively, he will remove excess skin from an incision made along the inner thigh, from the groin to the knee.

Thigh reduction procedures can be performed in conjunction with other body contour procedures. Dr Peters can assess whether this is a suitable option for you in your initial consultation.

The cost of your thigh reduction surgery is dependent on various factors, such as the complexity of the procedure, hospital fees, and anaesthesia fees. Medicare rebates and private health contributions (if you are insured and have the appropriate level of cover) depend on whether your procedure is considered medical or cosmetic. You will receive a detailed quote and information regarding how to check your eligibility after your consultation if you and Dr Peters decide surgery is a suitable option for you.

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