When is it justified?
The skin of the thighs might start sagging as a result of aging or weight loss. During the thigh lift surgery the stretched excess skin and adipose tissues are removed from the area in question to make your thighs appear taut again. Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
Excess adipose tissues are removed by vacuum liposuction, which is followed by the tightening of the skin through small incisions on the sides of the mons and the inner thigh to hide the scars. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The intervention is performed in anesthesia and takes 1,5-2 hours.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend one night in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your thigh lift surgery, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. We provide you with the compress garment that you will have to wear for 6 weeks. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks (including long walks and thigh spreads) and even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery you can have some light exercise. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 6 months, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation or a keloid scar.