Thigh Lift / Thigh Plasty

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure directed at improving the appearance of the upper thighs. Over time it is unfortunately not uncommon for the thigh to develop a saggy or uneven appearance. While there can be many causes for these changes, they are usually due to weight changes, gravity, or genetics. Fortunately, thigh lift surgery is capable of safely removing excess skin and fat to provide a smooth, youthful appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a thigh lift?

During a thigh lift surgery, extra skin and fat is directly removed from the upper aspect of the inner thigh. The skin and fat below this area is then lifted and supported to improve the contour of the thigh. The resulting scar is hidden in the natural groin crease for camouflage. Occasionally liposuction is added to the operation to further optimize the result. The surgery generally takes 2-3 hours and surgical drains may be used.

Am I a candidate?

Patients who inquire about thigh lift surgery often complain of sagging, extra skin and fat on the thighs and seek an smooth, uniform contour. If you are interested in thigh lift surgery, the best place to start is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lacey at Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. At your appointment the surgeons will listen to your concerns and determine if you would benefit from thigh lift surgery. You will have opportunities to ask questions with the surgeons and can review before and after photos from past patients.

Where does the procedure take place?

All surgery happens on-site at Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. We are the only private plastic surgery operating facility in Ottawa and are entirely dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our cosmetic surgery patients. Our location allows you to avoid travelling out of town for your surgery and provides a private, relaxing environment for you to recover. Our facility meets and exceeds all national and provincial safety guidelines, and is staffed with well-trained, experienced health care professionals to give you the best possible surgical experience. Scientific research has demonstrated that cosmetic surgery performed in such dedicated facilities have lower complication rates compared to similar procedures done in hospitals. Our facility has been operating for more than ten years with thousands of cosmetic surgeries having been performed on patients from all over Canada.

What can I expect for my recovery?

Thigh lift surgery is performed on an out-patient basis and patients are able to go home the same day as their procedure. Surgical dressings are left on until the first follow-up visit one week after surgery. Patients usually take 1-2 weeks off of work after surgery, although heavy lifting and strenuous exercise are restricted for 1 month post-operatively.

How do I book my surgery?

The first step in to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Lacey. This initial consultation is free of charge. Please call (613) 591-1099 to speak to our office staff or contact us by email at Our surgeons and staff would be happy to meet you and discuss whether or not a thigh lift would be right for you.