A Thigh Lift is a cosmetic procedure used by doctors to remove excess fat and skin from a patient’s inner or outer thighs. A Thigh Lift is often recommended for individuals who have been through extensive weight loss. It may also be recommended in conjunction with Liposuction to better contour the inner thigh.
In preparing for Thigh Lift surgery, a patient may be asked to:
The doctor will administer medications for the patient’s comfort during the surgical procedure. The medication may be given through intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, depending on the clinician’s recommendation.
The clinician will make incision patterns, which vary depending on the areas to be treated, the degree of correction, and the preference of the
For Inner Thigh Lift, the incision could extend downward from the groin and wrap around the back of the thigh. It could also extend from the groin down to the knee.
For Outer Thigh Lift, improving the contours may require an incision from the groin that extends around the patient’s hip and across the back.
Removing the fat
After the incisions have been made, the surgeon would remove excess fat from the patient’s underlying muscles. Drains may be placed beneath the incision.
The clinician will perform deep sutures within the underlying tissue. This helps form and support the newly shaped contours. The incisions will be closed using multiple layers of strong sutures to minimize scarring.
Thigh Lift procedures typically take four to five hours.
During a patient’s recovery period, small tubes may be placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood. The patient may also be asked to wear a compression garment for up to eight weeks to help decrease swelling and reduce recovery time.
The patient may also be asked to:
It is important to note that patients may experience bruising, swelling, and some pain a few weeks after the surgery. However, patients who experience shortness of breath, chest pain or unusual heartbeats are advised to seek medical attention immediately.
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