About the plastic surgery of the thigh

In which cases can a thigh lift be justified?

The main reason for a thigh lift is elongated skin on the inner side of the thighs, which can cause aesthetic problems for the patient, while at the same time the skin folds on the inner surface of the thighs can come together, which can hinder walking and movement. This may be due to age, as the skin’s collagen content and elastic fibres decrease with age, causing the skin to lose its firmness and become flabby, loose and naturally sagging. This can also be the result of excess skin or fat remaining as a consequence of significant weight loss.

How is the surgery done?

The operation is performed under surgical conditions under general anaesthesia. In addition to anaesthesia, it is possible to use regional anaesthesia with deep sedation (superficial sedation), which creates anaesthesia in the area of the operated limb.

During surgery, the surgeon can use several techniques to perform the desired operation. He can make horizontal, vertical, L or T incisions and then use these incisions to remove excess skin and fat (liposuction) to achieve the desired firmness.

What to expect after a thigh lift?

– better well-being, more self-confidence
– visibly firmer, more aesthetically pleasing thighs
– easier, freer movement, sports
– scars remain visible but tend to fade over time (within 1-3 years)

How long will the recovery take?

After surgery, depending on the individual, the hospital stay can last 1-3 days, but the patient can usually return home the day after surgery. After the operation, a special compression stocking is placed on the operated limb, which must be worn for a period of time determined by the surgeon.

Physical rest is important for a few weeks, followed by gradual exercise and a balanced lifestyle to ensure a speedy recovery, which should allow you to return to your normal activities after 6 weeks.

From the 6th week after surgery, gentle, gradual exercise is possible. The overall recovery varies from person to person, as the pace of rehabilitation and the general condition and activity prior to surgery are largely determined by the individual.

What are the possible complications?

– bleeding, bruising
– wound infection
– scar healing disorder
– skin necrosis
– sensitivity disorders
– asymmetry
– deep vein thrombosis
– pulmonary embolism

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