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Thigh lift in Turkey: Affordable costs for a sculpted silhouette

The thigh lift (crural) is an intervention, sometimes medical and sometimes surgical, which involves the contrast of sagging skin in the thigh.

The thigh lift is generally performed when the skin prolapse of the thighs becomes problematic for the patient, both for imperfections and more rarely for functional dysfunction.

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Who is this procedure for?
  • People with wrinkled and saggy thighs
  • Individuals with aesthetic or functional discomfort in the thighs
Side effects
  • Pain, swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty moving
  • Hematoma, infection
  • Lymphatic effusion
  • The early disunity of the scar
  • Skin necrosis (for smokers)
  • Cytosteatonecrosis
Alternative treatments
  • Butt lift
  • Body lift
  • Abdominoplasty

Intervention or treatment's duration
  • Between 2 and 4 hours

Recovery time
  • Stay at home for at least 7 to 10 days
  • Work stoppage of 2 to 4 weeks
  • Resumption of physical activity after at least a month and a half


What is a thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift (reduction), also called Thighplasty or Cruroplasty, is a surgical procedure used to reshape the thighs, give more tone to the skin, and eliminate discomfort and inflammation due to friction in the inner thigh area.
A cruroplasty involves removing excess skin and fat from the inner thighs. When we also intervene on the external part and the buttocks, we speak of the circumferential lifting of the thighs.
In some cases, these interventions can also be combined with liposuction, to reduce fatty deposits.

Why perform a Thighplasty in Turkey?

A thighplasty is indicated to redefine the profile of the thighs when the skin has lost its elasticity and tone.
Sagging skin may be due to:

  • Aging
  • Significant weight loss
  • Pregnancy

This intervention can also be useful when long-term walking, running, or playing sports causes inflammation and redness due to friction of the skin on the upper part of the inner thigh.

Istanbul is chosen as a medical destination for many reasons, such as skilled surgeons and affordable costs. It's a home to skilled plastic surgeons who specialize in thighplasty procedures. Indeed, Turkey, including Istanbul, is known for offering competitive prices for cosmetic surgeries, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking high-quality procedures at more affordable rates.

The procedure of a cruroplasty

A cruroplasty is usually performed in Turkey under general anesthesia with hospitalization or, more rarely, in a day hospital.

Incisions are made in the upper part of the leg, in the lateropubic region, and in the inguinal region, through which the skin is "pulled" upwards. After removing the excess skin, the skin is fixed with sutures in the new position. The size of the incisions for this procedure can vary

considerably and involve more or less visible scarring, usually hidden in the inguinal crease.

During the procedure, drains are applied to collect excess fluids, which are removed after a few days.

Results and post-intervention

The results of thigh lift

When it comes to the results of the thigh lift, these are generally highly praised by the patients who undergo the operation. The profile of the legs is aesthetically more harmonious and pleasing. Indeed, the skin appears more toned, compact, and smooth. Another advantage of the thigh lift is the scarring, which remains practically invisible.

To be clear, even in the summer situation, no signs will be noticed from the bikini. The results of thigh lift surgery are permanent. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to undergo a touch-up surgery after a few years, usually 5 or 10 years.

The postoperative phase

The postoperative phase must be the subject of particular attention, especially from the food point of view. In the 24 hours following the thigh lift, it is advisable to remain light, possibly taking liquid substances. The classic symptoms of this surgery are pain, swelling, fatigue, and difficulty moving.

However, the surgeon will have all the information necessary to get through the healing phase as well as possible. Certain medications and elastic stockings are usually prescribed, but manual cycles of lymphatic drainage may also be necessary. The resumption of normal activities is expected approximately 2 weeks after the operation, although it must be taken into account that each situation has different needs.

Cruroplasty Cost in Istanbul, Turkey

The prices of surgical thigh lift in the best clinics in Turkey vary greatly depending on the structure where the surgeon operates, his team and also the complexity of the intervention.

The cost of the possible and contextual liposuction must also be calculated in the estimate, if deemed possible and necessary by the surgeon.

Generally, for these reasons, the average price for a surgical thigh lift in Istanbul and Antalya, Turkey is between €5,000 and €9,000, but variations within this range are always possible.

These prices should therefore only be considered as an indication. In this regard, Turquie Santé guarantees you the bestprices for a thigh lift and under the guidance of highly qualified plastic surgeons.

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Frequently asked questions

The scar appearance generated by the thigh lift depends on the procedure performed and the extent of the excess skin removed, where two types of scars are distinguished :

  • Horizontal scar: located on the inner side of the upper thighs (hidden in the elder).
  • T-shaped scar: made along the entire length of the thighs when the vertical skin excess is very important.

Immediately after the thigh lift, you can perceive a disappearance of the excess skin of the thighs and irregularities (fatty deposits) that can be eliminated following combined liposuction. Optimal results can be seen after an average of 3 months.

Among the post-operative effects observed after a thigh lift, we note :

  • Decreased sensitivity in the thighs
  • Appearance of edema
  • Asymmetrical bruising that can last up to 20 days

There are several types of thigh lift, such as :

  • Internal thigh lift: involves the inner or medial side, with an incision from the groin to the back of the thighs or knees.
  • External thigh lift: bilateral lift that extends from the groin to the hip or lower back.
  • Mini-facelift: involves a single incision in the groin area.
  • Vertical lift: treats an important excess of fatty deposits with very extensive incisions.
  • Thigh lift combined with liposuction: recommended in cases of lack of skin elasticity.

Turquie Santé provides you with a team of assistants whose mission is to guide you to meet your expectations. Our partner clinics in Turkey assure you of the best thigh surgery under the supervision of experts in plastic surgery, with competitive prices.

Last update : 26/05/2024

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