The thigh lift is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the shape and smoothness of the legs for the following reasons:
- To improve the body contours of women for personal reasons.
- To correct a reduction in the volume of the legs and thighs after an important reduction of weight.
- Stretching the skin both in the upper and medial sense we can give more smoothness to the skin distended from the thigh and elevate the sagging tissue.
What this surgery provides is an improvement in the smoothness and shape of the legs, thus improving the body contour as it reduces the volume of the legs and thighs.
Thigh Lift Technique
The cruroplasty or thigh lift is a technique that consists of emptying the area of fat and thus remove any excess skin. The left scar will be hidden in the groin crease.
What do I have to do before surgery?
- Complete blood test.
- ECG while resting.
After the operation
For the first few days after surgery, we recommend semi-rest, a limited amount of movement as there may be swelling of the area.
Stitches are removed after 10 to 15 days.
Although the stitches are still present, it is important to be very careful when cleaning the area so as not to affect the wound. For the first 15 days, it is advisable to wear a compressive garment.
Anesthesia: general or regional (spinal)
Place of the procedure: ambulatory surgery center.
Surgery time: 2 - 3 hours.
Duration of hospital stay: hours.
Frequently Asked Questions About Thigh Lifts
Am I suitable for a thigh lift?
A thigh lift is appropriate for those who have loose, flaccid skin, with or without excessive fatty deposits. A thigh lift will tighten loose skin and may even improve cellulite in some people. Liposuction can also be incorporated into a thigh lift for those seeking this.
How is the thigh lift procedure performed?
It is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, general or regional and the procedure takes approximately two hours. The incision is small and is made in the crease of the groin. The intervention consists first of emptying the fat area (liposuction) and then removing the excess skin by stretching it towards the groin. The scar will be hidden in the groin crease.
What is the recovery time after a thigh lift?
There is only minimal pain, most of which will disappear on the second or third day and is easily controlled with analgesics. You can resume many activities during the first week, and most of them after the third week. The stitches are removed after ten days. The advisable thing is that this without working the first week, but it will be able to be active.
The legs will not regain their normal appearance until two or three months after surgery.
Will the operation leave a lot of scars?
Scars are unavoidable, but they would go unnoticed and easily hide under your underwear or bathing suit. Unfortunately, scars are one aspect of thigh lift surgery that patients should evaluate against the benefits of removing excess fatty tissue and skin.