This cosmetic surgery can remove sagging skin to make the thighs smoother and improve skin tone.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift in Toronto is also known as thighplasty. This cosmetic surgery can remove sagging skin to make the thighs smoother and improve skin tone. Men and women who have notice skin laxity with age or sagging following weight loss are often self-conscious about their appearance. After the hard work of weight loss is achieved, many people still have unwanted loose tissue to contend with.

You may never wear shorts or swimsuits, and you may go to great lengths to hide your thighs. This procedure is designed for people who don’t just have excess fat deposits, but who also have a problem with sagging thigh skin, which doesn’t respond to diet or exercise.

Sometimes skin that remains after weight loss leads to chafing and irritation, which can make physical activity uncomfortable or limit clothing options.

A thigh lift surgically tightens saggy skin to make your thighs appear leaner and more proportionate with the rest of your frame. If you’ve struggled with misshapen legs, there is a cosmetic solution that has become a vital part of body-contouring plans for many people. The results are transformative and can help restore quality of life and confidence.

At Sovereign Plastic Surgery, we’d love to talk with you about your options.

What Are Thigh Lift Surgery Benefits?

Thighplasty can:

  • Reduce loose skin and smooth the appearance of your inner or outer thighs
  • Improve self-confidence and body image
  • Improve mobility and comfort during activity
What Are the Considerations and Risks Related to Thigh Lift Surgery?


  • Toronto thighplasty patients appreciate that their clothing and swimwear fit better following their surgery
  • A more desirable contour can be revealed for the thighs and buttocks
  • Chaffing and skin irritation related to excess skin will be reduced


  • There will be unavoidable scarring, which may be hidden in the groin area but can be visible
  • Skin can appear deflated if fat is removed via liposuction
  • Recovery will require roughly 2 weeks off work and limited mobility

Surgical procedures carry inherent risks, though severe complications for thigh lifts are rare.

Potential issues include:

  • Adverse reaction to general anaesthesia
  • Unexpected bleeding
  • Hematoma (blood collection) or seroma (an accumulation of fluid under the skin)
  • Infection
  • Delayed wound closure
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Scarring
  • Unsatisfactory results leading to secondary procedures for further improvement

How is a thigh lift procedure performed?

Your procedure will be performed at the stunning Sovereign Plastic Surgery Centre at 59 Hayden Street, downtown Toronto.

Our state-of-the-art level 3 OHP (out-of-hospital premises) surgical facility exceeds hospital standards regarding surgical, monitoring, and medical equipment.

Our contemporary *green* office system and elegant surroundings welcome you to comfort and private luxury.

Your thigh lift surgery will take roughly 2 to 3 hours under general anaesthesia.

There are 2 primary techniques for inner thigh lifts:

  • Mini thigh lift (short scar technique)
  • Vertical thigh lift (vertical scar technique)

A mini thigh lift requires a short incision placed in the natural groin crease on each side. This medial scar remains well-hidden once healed.

A vertical thigh lift requires an incision to be placed lengthwise from the groin downward. Skin laxity on the thighs all the way down to the knees can be tightened with this vertical scar.

Outer thigh lift

Improving the outer thighs requires an incision from the groin, around the buttocks, and across the back.

Advanced techniques will place incisions where most clothing will hide them. However, these are much more apparent than incisions for an inner thigh lift.
Liposuction may also be performed during your thigh lift to help recontour the inner or outer thigh.

Recovery & Candidacy

Toronto Thigh Lift Recovery

Following your surgery, you’ll be able to go home or to your hotel with a friend or family member. We’ll provide you with post-operative care instructions, a prescription for a pain reliever, and an antibiotic. You may have small soft drains exiting your incision sites, and they will need to be emptied periodically until they’re removed at a follow-up appointment. You’ll be provided with instructions to care for the drains and regarding activity restrictions.

We’ll advise you to walk slowly immediately after surgery, but strenuous activity, prolonged periods of standing, and aerobics will not be permitted for a minimum of 3 weeks. More intensive workouts are not permitted for up to 6 weeks.

You’ll see a gauze dressing over medical tape that covers your incisions. You may be asked to wear a stretchy compression garment to help reduce swelling and conform tissues to their new shape for 3 to 6 weeks. Most thigh lift patients can sponge bath immediately following surgery. You’ll be asked not to shower for 24 to 48 hours and to avoid sitting in a bath, pool, or hot tub until the incisions are completely healed.

Most swelling usually resolves by 3 weeks. You’ll see the residual swelling or incision redness fade by roughly 4 to 6 months.

We provide all of our surgical patients with the direct contact information for our plastic surgeons, and the team at Sovereign is always here for you. We’ll guide and support you throughout your recovery and see you for a schedule of follow-ups to assess your progress.

Who Is A Candidate For A Thigh Lift In Toronto?

The best thigh lift candidates in Toronto are medically stable and healthy and have realistic expectations for the procedure. You might be a good candidate for thighplasty if you have:

  • Loose skin in your thighs,
  • Stable, healthy body weight
  • You’ve undergone successful bariatric surgery
  • No significant health issues affecting your ability to heal

Additionally, if sagging skin on your inner or outer thighs affects how you feel in clothing or makes movement uncomfortable, you could be an ideal candidate.

Many of our thighplasty, brachioplasty (arm lift), panniculectomy (abdomen), or tummy tuck patients have lost substantial body weight, and they’re ready to celebrate their new shape. Removing the excess helps free them of discomfort and embarrassment related to skin that doesn’t bounce back after stretching.

Schedule Your Consultation

Feel free to bring all your questions to a consultation with our specialized Royal College-certified plastic surgeons. We’ll listen to you and consider your goals, concerns, and overall physical assessment before customizing a treatment plan just for you.

It may be possible to combine more than one procedure. For instance, some patients undergo thigh lift surgery with a mommy makeover, or with an arm lift.

The benefits and potential complications related to thigh lift surgery will be explained during your consultation, and you’ll be able to see your surgeon for another pre-operative appointment before your procedure.

We provide a personalized surgical quote for each client, so your Thighplasty cost will be outlined for you with all pre and post-operative appointments and tax included. (Prices are subject to change.)

We work with reputable medical financing companies that help make payments convenient, so feel free to ask if this method of payment interests you. Many of our patients are approved quickly.

You could be one step closer to the smoother, firmer thighs you’re dreaming of. Let us help you reveal a body you love. Call us or write today.


Quality – Aesthetics – Professionalism

Contact us today to start the discussion about your thigh lift. Get ready to ditch the excess and love your shape again.

Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery

(416) 362-9039

59 Hayden Street, Suite 703 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7

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