Thigh lift surgery, is usually performed under general anesthesia. The duration of Thigh lift is 1 to 2 hours. The patient stays in the hospital for a few hours up to 1 day. Incisions in the thigh lift are made in the inner aspect ogf the thigh and maybe if needed the groin. So, they are hidden from underwear or swimwear.
Postoperatively, after the Thigh lift the thighs are elasticly bandaged. In addition, it is recommended to apply a special corset for the first period after the operation. Swellings and bruises are absorbed in the first 10 days after surgery. The patient returns to work after 7-10 days with the appropriate instructions. With this operation, the smooth, taut appearance of the skin of the thighs is achieved, without skin sagging.
Possible complications of Thigh lift Surgery, if performed correctly, are rare. These are the hematoma, the infection, the transient sensory disturbances in the skin of the inner surface of the thighs, the collection of serous fluid as well as the slow healing. To prevent complications, antibiotics are taken, meticulous hemostasis is performed intraoperatively and Thigh lift is performed in a perfect way so that none of them appear.
All complications are relatively easy to handle. Particular reference should be made to the incision scar which is usually of good quality, but sometimes, due to individual overreaction, may increase in thickness (hypertrophic scar) or expand. So we may need to re-intervene either pharmacologically (using cortisone preparations) or surgically. The most common way to make the scar tissue atrophy and become less apparent is to inject intralessional triamcinolone. The results of the operation are long-term, provided that there is no further fluctuation of the patient’s weight.
The inner thigh lift to reshapes the inner thigh and leg. The procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin on the inner thigh. Following the procedure, the thighs are smoother. For patients looking to improve cellulite during the procedure, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tighter than ussual and then closed with sutures. Following the thighs are smoother, cellulite is less apparent and patients can enjoy a more toned and proportionate appearance. A set back to this technique is that due to the tension of closure the scars tend to be more obvious for at least 18 months.Moreover, a minimal invasive treatment can be delivered at a later stage under local anesthesia if an office setting in order to further improve the cellulite problem. This consists of injections ussually in the lateral aspect of the thigh and to the back of the thigh. This injections are a combination of lidocaine with a fat dissolving substance similart to human bile. It performs the same as when excreted by our bile. Its job is to melt and dilute the fat.
Thigh lift surgery cost may vary greatly. The reason is that it all melts down to the time i will need in surgery to give you the desired result. The larger volume surgery means more time in the operating room but might as well mean an extra second day of hospitalization in very large volume surgery. Moreover, if liposuction is to be involved that adds to the Operation so cost may be substantially higher.
Thigh lift and abdominoplasty with immediate obvious results.
- 3 - 4 hours
- Recovery time
- 7 - 10 days