thigh lift procedure

All you need to know about thigh lift procedure

All you need to know about thigh lift procedure

Thigh lift procedure for men and women

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the remaining skin. The procedure can be performed on the inner or outer thighs, or both, depending on the individual’s concerns. The procedure may be done to alleviate the sagging skin and underlying tissues that can result from weight loss, aging, or genetics.

During the surgery, an incision is made on the inner or outer thigh, and excess skin and fat is removed. The remaining skin is then tightened and sculpted to create a smoother, more toned appearance.  The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia or IV sedation and usually take 2-4 hours.

Recovery time can vary, but most people can return to work and other light activities within two to four weeks.  It’s important to note that like any surgery, thigh lift has risks and potential complications, so it’s important to consult with a qualified surgeon to understand the benefits and risks of the procedure.

At what age can a thigh lift be performed?

A thigh lift can be performed on adult patients of any age, as long as they are in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. However, the best candidates for a thigh lift are typically those who are at or near their ideal weight and have good skin elasticity, as this can help to ensure that the skin will tighten and conform to the new contours of the thigh area after the procedure.

It is important to note that if a patient is planning to lose a significant amount of weight or planning to have children in the future, it may be best to wait until after those goals have been achieved before undergoing a thigh lift. This is because changes in weight and pregnancy can affect the results of the procedure. It’s always best to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your condition and give you the best advice.

After a thigh lift

After a thigh lift, the recovery process can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect to experience some discomfort and swelling in the treated area. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon, which may include wearing compression garments, avoiding strenuous activity and keeping the incision sites clean and dry. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks, but it may take several months for the final results to become visible.

Possible Complications for a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a relatively safe procedure when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon and under proper medical care. These may include:

  • Infection: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection. Your surgeon will provide you with instructions on how to care for the incision sites to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Bleeding: Some bleeding is normal after surgery, but excessive bleeding can lead to complications.
  • Numbness or Tingling: Numbness or tingling in the thigh area may occur after the surgery. This is usually temporary, but it can be permanent in rare cases.
  • Blood Clots: Blood clots can form in the legs during the recovery period and can be dangerous if they travel to the lungs.
  • Unsatisfactory results: In rare cases, the results of the surgery may not be what the patient expected.
  • Scarring: Scarring is a natural part of the healing process and while they will fade over time, they will not disappear completely.
  • Asymmetry: In rare cases, there may be slight asymmetry in the results of the surgery.

It’s important to discuss the potential risks and complications with your surgeon before the surgery, so you have a full understanding of what to expect. Also, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery to minimize the risk of complications.

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