Thigh lift surgery is performed to remove the excess skin and adipose tissue that usually occurs after excessive weight loss and accumulates in the upper thighs that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can also be used to correct the contour of the thigh. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle and you are determined to maintain your proper weight, thigh lift surgery can help you have young looking thigh contours again.
Who are good candidates?
If you want to have more proportional lines and firmer thighs according your body
If you have undergone obesity surgery or have experienced a large amount of weight loss that causes loosening of your thighs
If you're upset about having flaccid and loose thighs
if the excess of your thighs prevents the dresses you wear to look nice.
Your clothes and swimwear will fit you better
Your body will look more smooth and proportionate.
Your thighs will look firmer, more curved and younger.
Scar remaining in swimsuit or underwear
A second process may be required for roughness and bumps.
How is the operation done?
Thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia. It usually takes 2-3 hours. With an incision in the groin area, any excess skin and fat that is loose is removed along the inner side of the thigh. Liposuction can also be added if processing is required. The same procedure is done for the opposite side of the thigh. There may be bruising, swelling and pain for some time after surgery. In order to remove liquids that may accumulate inside, plastic small tubes called drain are placed as a safety measure. Drains are removed after 1-2 days. The patient is hosted in the hospital for 1 night. In the first 2-3 weeks, it is requested not to stand and walk far too much. It is recommended to wear a special corset for a month. After 3-5 weeks the swelling decreases almost completely . Driving and walking is permitted after 3 weeks. Heavier activities such as running and lifting weights can be done 6-8. weeks later.
Does it leave permanent scar?
In general, as with any surgical procedure, there is a scar in your groin area that is hidden your underwear.
Are the results permanent?
Healthy eating, weight control and exercise and the results of your thigh lift surgery take quite a long time. For the best and healthiest results, and of course for your safety, it is very important that you come to the controls when your doctor recommends it.