How Much Does a Thigh Reduction Procedure Cost?

I just had Tummy Tuck 7 weeks ago and would like to have thigh reduction. How much does a thigh reduction cost and what all does it involve? Thanks.

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Thigh reduction surgery may vary greatly in extent from a small amount of skin removal from the inner thighs, to removal of skin from the entire circumference of the thighs, to removal of skin from the circumference and including a vertical incision down the inner thigh to the knee. The most extensive thigh lift surgery I perform is designed for after tummy tuck in a patient who has lost massive amounts of weight and has loose skin over the medial (inner), anterior (front), lateral (side), and posterior (back) thighs as well as the buttocks and extending down to the knees. This surgery takes me approximately 5 hours to perform. Patients that need this surgery, appreciate the fact that it addresses several different areas in one procedure -- and one down time. My minimum fee is $5,000 for a modest medial thigh lift and $10,000-$12,000 for the most extensive procedure I described above.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Thigh lift costs

Costs vary based on the extent of the procedure:

  1. Isolated outer thigh lift,
  2. isolated inner thigh lift:
    1. crescent excision
    2. linear/axial excision
  3. Circumferential inner and outer thigh
  4. Combined lower body lift: inner/outer thighs and buttock
  5. Belt lipectomy with inner thigh lift

Other factors that determine cost are:

  1. Surgical facility fees: office, surgicenter, hospital
  2. Anesthesia fees
  3. Aftercare facility fees
  4. Garment costs
  5. Pain pumps cost
  6. Medication

Based on these factors, costs can vary from 6,000 up to 20,000.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Thigh reduction procedures vary in their extent, and this will determine the cost

Surgical costs are determined by the complexity of the procedure, length of the operation, type of anesthesia, and postoperative care as an inpatient or outpatient setting.

Shorter, focused procedures may be less expensive because they involve less time for surgery and anesthesia and allow for an outpatient procedure. Operations that contour more than one surface of the thigh (such as a lower body lift) require longer operative times and anesthesia as well as overnight stays in a hospital.

Your question is pertinent, but cannot be answered without an examination and consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with the expertise in excisional (skin removal) techniques, as well as liposuction techniques. This should be your first step in determining whether you are a candidate for thigh reduction.

David N. Hing, MD
Ann Arbor Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

In the Midwest, US: Thigh Lift Ranges $5,000-$8,000

                  Thigh reduction surgery prices vary widely and depend upon several variables .  It’s important to make sure the fee quote includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges and pre and post-operative care.  Each of these components may vary widely depending upon the surgeons practice.

                  Generally surgeons who operate in dedicated outpatient cosmetic surgery centers are able to offer lower facility fees than those who operate in hospitals.  The surgeon’s fee can vary depending on regional differences and levels of local competition.  Anesthesia fees can vary and this may be related to the use of a nurse anesthetist verses a physician anesthesiologist. 

                  When all of these variables are considered, fees in the mid-western United States vary between $5,000 and $8,000.  It’s important to remember that although price is an important component of your decision it’s not the only consideration.  Make sure that your surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon with appropriate qualifications and experience.  

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 194 reviews

Atlanta - Thigh reduction

At our facility the range for a thigh lift would be $4,500.00- 6,500.00. This range is including the Doctors fee, the State licensed facility fee, and the M.D. anesthesiologists fee . We would need to see the client first to do a full examination. Consultations are free.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Thigh Reduction cost may vary

A thigh reduction procedure can vary in cost, depending upon the complexity of the procedure and exactly what is involved. A thigh reduction can be as simple as removing a small amount of excess skin from the inner thighs, to removing excess skin from around the entire circumference of the thigh and more.

If the patient requires Liposuction to the Thighs to reduce size or change the shape, the cost can range from between $5,000-$15,000, depending upon how many areas will be treated. If your problem is excess, sagging skin, this would be better treated with a Thigh Lift, which ranges between $6,000-$7,000. The best course of action is to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and discuss all possible options based on the results of your physical exam.

Scott W. Mosser, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Thigh lift

It's about $7500 to $12000 in Toronto. The procedure can target the inner upper thighs, and/or the outer thighs. It usually involves tightening up loose skin and removing excess fat. Liposuction can be performed at the same time for enhanced contouring.

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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