Thigh Lift

Thigh lift (thighplasty) is a procedure that reshapes and reduces the size of thighs.

What is this procedure?

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes and reduces the size of the thighs by reducing excess skin and, in some cases, fat, resulting in smoother skin and more contoured and toned thighs. Factors such as ageing, sun damage, and extreme weight loss can contribute to sagging and excess skin. This surgery should be done when patients have reached their weight goal and significant skin excess.

In this procedure, the excess, flabby skin is removed from the thighs. The remaining skin and underlying supportive tissue are tightened, resulting in a more toned and contoured appearance. The incision (cut) length depends on the amount and location of excess skin that needs to be removed.

Inner (medial) Thigh "vertical "Lift: saggy skin and excess fat are removed by creating an incision (cut) that starts at the fold where the groin and the thigh meet and extend along the inner part of the thigh towards the knee. This procedure is suitable for patients with inner thigh skin excess down to knees. 

Transverse “minimal incision” Inner Thigh Lift: in which the incision is made only in the groin area. This technique can be done where there is minimal saggy skin and tissue, only in the upper thighs, and sufficient skin elasticity.

Outer (lateral) Thigh Lift: the skin on the front and outside of the thigh is tightened. This procedure is usually performed in conjunction with a body lift or on its own by creating an incision extending from the groin, around the hip and through the back.

Liposuction is usually used in conjunction with a thigh lift to reduce excess fatty tissues from the inner surfaces of the thighs. However,  in a patient with circumferential heavy, fatty tissue excess, to get better results, liposuction is performed in a separate procedure followed by inner thigh lift 3-6 months later.

What can be achieved?

Thigh lift procedure is not an alternative to weight loss and is suited for patients who are at or near their goal weight and are in good physical shape. Thigh lift is a procedure that could benefit patients for cosmetic and functional reasons, including:

  • Improved shape of the thighs and lower body, creating a more toned and proportional appearance.
  • Eliminates chafing between the thighs
  • Improves difficulty in walking and exercising
  • Improves personal hygiene issues due to accumulation of sweat, and problems with a thorough cleaning of the affected areas leading to chronic dermatitis and skin infection
  • Allowing clothes to fit better and more comfortably
  • Improve self-esteem


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much are consultations?

For minor procedures, like moles, lesion & skin cancer removal, we can book you in for a 15 minute Short Consultation with Dr Mo.

For all major surgical procedures, we recommend a 1 hour Long Consultation with Dr Mo to go through your surgical needs & review your health in detail.

If you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to attend a Pre-Op Consultation, which can be claimed back from Medicare

Pricing for consultations are:
Short Consult (15 min) – $250
Short Consult - Pensioner – $200
Long Consult (1 hr) – $350
Follow-Up Consult (15 min) – $130
Pre-Op Consult (15 min) – Medicare Rebate Price

A $100 deposit will need to be paid to confirm your booking.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate on your consultation fee with a referral letter from a GP. Pensioners may also be eligible for a reduced rate. Please bring your Pensioner card with you.

Please ask our friendly team for more information when booking your consultation.

How do I book a consultation?

If you would like to book a consultation, please either:

• Complete the Booking Form on our website
• Send us an email to with your name & contact details for a call back
• Call our Double Bay Clinic on 1300 074 466 to speak to our friendly staff

We look forward to meeting you & taking care of you throughout your journey with us.

What is the after surgery care & recovery process like?

Once you have finished in theatre you will be looked after by a team of medical staff ensuring you are comfortable whilst you rest at the hospital.

You will be fitted at the hospital with your surgical garment which you will wear during your recovery process.

After undergoing your surgery you will have a post operative appointment the following day with Dr Mohaghegh either in clinic or at the hospital depending on the procedure performed.

The post operative appointments are tailored to each patient’s needs and their Recovery Plan, however, Post-Op Follow Up checks are generally required at 1 week, 2 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months after the completion of your procedure. Post-Op Follow Up Checks are included as a part of our fees and no additional fees apply.

At the Follow Up Checks, Dr Mo and his nurse will:
• Review your surgical site
• Review and change the dressing as needed
• Scar management

Do you offer virtual/remote consultations?

Yes, Dr Mohaghegh does provide virtual/remote consultations for patients who aren't able to come into the clinic.

For patients who are able to visit the clinic, we highly recommend you to see Dr Mohaghegh in-person for the best possible assessment.

How much does plastic surgery cost?

The costs of Plastic Surgery will vary from patient to patient, and based on the details of your surgical plan, which includes:

• which procedures are to be performed
• the number of surgeries needed to complete the process, and
• the complexity of their needs.

After your consultation with Dr Mo, we will provide you with a detailed surgical plan & quote of the surgeon’s fees, as well as estimated costs for hospital fees, anaesthetists fees, etc.

You may be eligible to claim a rebate from your Private Health Fund for hospital costs depending on your level of cover.

You may be eligible for Medicare Rebates for some non-cosmetic procedures with an item number. Keep in mind, however, that Medicare only covers reconstructive surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. Procedures that are performed for solely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by Medicare.

Please contact us if you require detailed information about pricing & your surgical needs.

The cost of body contouring after major weight loss will vary for each patient depending on the reason for your body contouring, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage.

How much does it cost for skin lesion & skin cancer removal?

For minor surgeries, like skin lesions & skin cancer removal, we charge based on the time required to perform the procedure.

This fee also covers their follow up appointments for 6 weeks.

Our out of pocket fees for minor procedures are:
Up to 15 min – $300
15-30 mins – $550
30-45 mins – $750
45-60 mins – $900