Silhouette Surgery


This procedure is intended for women or men who want to have thinner thighs. In addition, this surgery allows to remove the excess skin through an incision along the thigh and to lipo suck the thighs.

Surgical indications

This procedure is proposed when the excess skin is too important for which sport / diet / liposuction / aesthetic medicine (cryotherapy) are ineffective. The excess skin must be carefully removed to restore harmony to the body. harmony to the body.

Certain factors accelerate its occurrence such as: a weight variationweight change pregnanciesor certain skin diseases (affecting the connective tissue).

Course of the intervention

The preoperative consultation

It takes place at medical practice. You will discuss with Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH in order to specify your expectations and he will determine with you the best possible option

Some additional examinations will be prescribed (adapted according to each patient) as well as preoperative photos will be performed.

At the end of the consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you a estimate and a operative consent.

Course of the intervention

of the intervention

Cruroplasty is a very common procedure very frequent operation in plastic surgery. The goal is to be able to remove excess skinto reduce the the sizeand to firm up thighs.

The scars are along the thigh, hidden internally. Please note that each patient is different and your case will be discussed with Dr Alexandre G. LELLOUCH in consultation.

Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will see you again on the day of surgery to make the preoperative drawings using a black marker and a ruler to be as precise as possible.

Type of anesthesia

General anesthesia performed by an anesthesiologist

Duration of the intervention

Between 2 and 3 hours. Performed only by Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH

Type of hospitalization

 Hospitalization (1 to 2 days)


After the intervention


Moderate pain and depends on the amount of suctioned lipo. 

Control visit

Postoperative consultation with the surgeon at D-1 and 1 month. Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH can be reached in case of additional needs

Duration of convalescence and care

1 month on average until complete healing

Nursing care

Daily shower and dressing until complete healing. Nurse at home if needed (dressing care)

Resumption of sports activities

2 months (depending on the type of exercise)


The patient will have to be off work for 1 month. This period will depend on the job performed

A thigh support garment should be worn day and night for 4 weeks

The results are immediateHowever, it is necessary to wait a few months for the final results

The scars have their final appearance around 12-18 months

Practical Information
(for everyone

  • Do a blood test prescribed by the surgeon
  • Well Fill out your clinic file before your consultation with the anesthesiologist
  • Take appointment with an anesthesiologist at the clinic and schedule a consultation between 1 month and 1 week before your surgery date
  • Smoking cessation 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after for optimal results
  • No exposure to the sun on scars for 1 year
  • Buy postoperative medication/medical equipment before the procedure so that you have as little stress as possible after the procedure

Surgical technical reference of the surgeon

For more information on the intervention


Yes. After massive weight loss, a prior agreement may be granted by the Social Security (QZFA014 Dermolipectomy of the limbs).

The patient must have an excess of skin on the arms, which cannot be treated by sport/dietary hygiene rules.

  • Post-bariatric surgery;
  • After a diet for severe obesity.

You can consult the criteria of assumption of responsibility on the site of the Social Security:

The patient may be summoned by the Social Security doctor to ensure that the criteria for coverage are met.

The doctor examines the patient and gives a positive or negative opinion on the treatment. An answer is usually given within 3 weeks.

Please contact your health insurance company for a possible reimbursement of fees.

No. For the other case it is an aesthetic act

The tobacco is recognized as a a factor that delays skin healingwhich results in a longer healing time, increase the risk of complications and to give unsightly scars. The scientific literature agrees with this ( and this is why I recommend to all my patients to stop smoking before a plastic surgery intervention.

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Doctor Alexandre G. LELLOUCH

The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a surgeon specialized in Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, registered with the Order of Physicians of the city of Paris 16 under the number 75/89697.

The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a specialist in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic medicine injections, which he practices at the MAISON ABEILLE in Paris 16.