A Thigh Lift (thighplasty) is a surgically procedure to reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.
If fitness and weight control efforts have not achieved goals for a firmer body and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you.
Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a thigh lift along with liposuction may be recommended.
Incisions for this procedure can vary greatly, so the surgeon will consult with the patient to ensure incisions are made in the most effective manner for each particular case. Types of thighplasty include inner thigh lift, bilateral thigh lift and medial thigh lift.
While an inner thigh lift focuses on the inner thigh, a bilateral thigh lift focuses on tightening skin on the front and outside of the leg. The surgeon makes an incision at the top of the leg, about where the lower edge of a bikini bottom or underwear would be. A small amount of skin is removed and then the remaining skin is pulled up, which tightens the skin along both sides of the leg. This procedure is often done after someone has lost a great deal of weight.
A medial thigh lift tightens skin and fat on the upper part of the inner thigh. An incision is made from the groin back to the crease of the buttock. The skin is then lifted and excess fat and skin removed to improve the appearance of the upper, inner thigh.
For a thighplasty, the surgeon will mark the thighs before surgery while the patient is standing. In all types of thighplasty, the incision is sutured shut with deep sutures to ensure that there is no sagging after the incisions heal. The scar from the surgery is hidden in the groin crease, beneath the bikini line. During the procedure, drains are put in place that allow excess fluid to drain after surgery.
This surgery types are typically performed under general anaesthesia and a 1 night overstay at the hospital is required for monitoring the first hours after the surgery.
The post-operational process including recovery and expectable operative consequences varies as well as the process may show differences in general and/or detail from patient to patient; also in reference to the procedure performed.
In all cases, patients should rest as much as possible and avoid leg movement. Patients should plan to take seven to 10 days off work to recover. Bruising and swelling are usually gone within a month and patients are able to return to all normal activities within four to six months.
You should schedule at least 9 days starting from the day of surgery before returning to your home country.
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