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Thigh Lift (Thighplasty) in Cyprus, Greece and Malta

Get your thighs rejuvenated and feel your body renewed!

The legs, specifically the upper thighs, is a troublesome area for many women. This is because thighs accumulate stubborn fat that is often hard to get rid of with exercise or a healthy diet.

Aging, genes, hormones and significant weight loss are some of the most common reasons that make thighs unresponsive to physical exercise and strict diets. As a result, women with stretched, loose thigh skin and cellulite or excess fat may feel frustrated with their appearance and lose confidence.

This frustration motivates many women to seek different solutions to target the area’s persistent thigh fat and relaxed skin.

Thigh lift surgery is an effective treatment for diet-resistant fat pockets, relaxed skin and dimpling on the upper thighs.

What Is Thigh Lift Surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that tightens saggy skin, reshapes loose tissue and removes excess fat from around the thigh.

It is the ideal treatment to shape and contour your thighs, especially after significant weight loss that leaves behind loose skin and tissue.

Even a person with an average body weight may experience saggy thigh skin. Yet, if a patient also struggles with excess, stubborn fat in the upper thigh area, then a combination of liposuction and thigh lift might be the best solution. Thigh lift and liposuction slim and sculpt the thighs offering patients a well-shaped and toned appearance in only one surgery.

Liposuction removes exercise and diet-resistant fat pockets, resulting in slimmer thigh contours. Then, thigh lift surgery is performed to target skin laxity efficiently. Thighplasty removes lax skin on the upper thigh by trimming away excess tissue on the inner thigh.

Thigh lift scars heal well and are not easily visible when sitting or standing.

What Are The Benefits Of Thigh Lift?

The thigh lift is a safe cosmetic procedure with many benefits, including:

Dramatically improved appearance and feel of upper legs

Tightened, youthful & attractive inner thighs

No more saggy skin and loose thighs

Better body image

Thighs in better proportion with rest of the body

Increase self-confidence

Motivation for exercising & maintaining a good physical condition

What Does Thigh Lift Surgery Involve?​

Step 1  Anesthesia

The thigh lift is done under general anesthesia administered by a certified anesthesiologist.

Step 2  The Incisions

The skin incision length and pattern might vary depending on the area treated and the degree of correction. The surgeon hides the incisions inside the gluteal folds.

In most cases, the incisions extend toward the inguinal area.

However, if there is severe sagging and loose skin in the area, the surgeon performs an extended skin incision vertically, downward the inner thigh surface. The underlying tissue matrix is reshaped and tightened, resulting in a more proportionate body contour and smoother thigh skin.

For patients who have extra pockets of fat in their upper inner thighs, the surgeon will also perform a liposuction procedure at the same time to remove those persistent fat cells.

Step 3  Closing the incision

After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon pulls the skin back over the underlying tissue and closes the surgical wound with absorbable sutures or stitches. The skin is draped over the new contours.


2 hours

Anaesthesia Used

General Anaesthetic

Hospital Stay

1 night

Pre Admission Tests

Blood Tests


1-2 weeks


1 week


1 month

Final Result

2-3 months

What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.

Recovery After Thigh Lift

Recovery after thigh lift surgery depends on the extent of the procedure. In general, thigh lift requires restricted movement for 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Spreading your legs or excessive flexion should be avoided.

Light activities may start from the first day after the surgery. Routine activities might take up to 3 weeks to resume.

The plastic surgeon might suggest wearing a compression garment to reduce fluid retention and accelerate recovery.

Swelling is a usual side effect of thigh lift that might persist for a few months after the operation (lymphedema). Scars will fade away over time.

Dr. Stavrou offers patients detailed postoperative care instructions that will ensure a speedy recovery process. His advice would include what medications to take and when, how to take care of wounds, do’s and don’ts after the surgery, and a timeline for follow-up visits.

Thigh lift results are typically long-lasting. However, the skin may lose some firmness as people age, while changes in body weight or pregnancy may alter the upper thigh’s appearance. Maintaining a healthy and stable body weight will help people retain the beautiful results of thighplasty.

Where Will Thigh Lift Take Place

Dr. Stavrou performs thigh lift surgery in accredited medical centers in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.

The procedure takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses only state-of-the-art medical equipment. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for his patients.

After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Meet Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel. He has extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in cosmetic procedures.

Who is A Good Candidate For Thigh Lift?

Firstly, Dr. Stavrou schedules some thorough consultations with his patients to understand their unique needs and goals. Then, he advises them whether thigh lift surgery alone or in combination with liposuction is the most effective solution for targeting unwanted deposits of upper thigh fat. In general, patients who can benefit from thigh lift surgery have the below characteristics:
  • People who are in good health and exercise regularly but can’t achieve the upper thigh results they’re looking for.
  • People who have lost significant weight and have kept it off for at least 6 months; but still have excess fat and sagging skin in their thighs that look disproportionate with the rest of their body.
  • People with isolated loose skin on the inside of thighs.
  • People who work out to stay in great shape, yet aging has caused their upper thighs to lose elasticity and become saggy.

FAQs for Thigh Lift

What is the average cost for a thigh lift?

Thigh lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that requires a talented plastic surgeon with outstanding experience. Thus, the primary concern for every patient who wants to undergo a safe cosmetic procedure should be to find a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon.


The cost of thigh lift surgery (thighplasty) ranges based on the country and the doctor’s experience. In general, arm lift surgery cost is calculated based on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Tests
  • Anesthesia
  • Hospital costs
  • Post-surgical treatment
  • Post-op garment


For more information about thigh lift surgery, reach out to Dr. Stavrou and his expert team:

  • Cyprus, Nicosia & Limassol: 70088002 or +357 97873787
  • Greece, Athens: +30 6971881572
  • Malta, Sliema: +356 79317641

Is a thigh lift safe?

After thigh lift surgery, patients might experience light to moderate pain that can be controlled with prescribed painkillers. The thighs are bandaged and wrapped with a compression garment that decreases the arms’ range of motion.


The pain subsides after the first few dates to the point where most patients no longer need pain relievers.

How painful is a thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is a safe procedure when performed by experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons.


As with any other surgical procedure, a thigh lift might pose the below rare risks:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fluid buildup
  • Muscle, nerve or blood vessel damage
  • Scarring
  • Fatty tissue death
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia


Patients who follow the post-operative care instructions offered by Dr. Stavrou do not need to worry about thigh lift risks.

How long does a thigh lift last?

Thigh lift results are typically long-lasting. However, the skin may lose some firmness as people age, while changes in body weight or pregnancy may alter the upper thigh’s appearance. Maintaining a healthy and stable body weight will help people retain the beautiful results of thighplasty.

Does a thigh lift help your butt?

A thigh lift targets and eliminates excess fat and sagging skin in the upper inner thighs, but does not make any changes to the gluteal muscles.

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