Liposuction may not be an option for patients with a significant excess of thigh skin and descent of thigh and buttock tissues. In these patients, a thigh lift is the preferred contouring procedure. This can be performed to address the inner or the outer thighs and buttocks. During this procedure, sutures are placed to hold the fallen tissues in a lifted fashion.

HOW IS THIGH LIFT SURGERY PERFORMED?

Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves removing the redundant skin using a low transverse incision that hides within the underwear or one that is hidden within the groin crease depending on the area of the thigh being addressed. The thigh and buttock tissues are lifted and supported in this procedure to help reduce scarring. The procedure can be combined with liposuction in some patients. This is performed using the low-level laser assisted (Neira 4 L ) technique. This involves use of an external laser to help liquefy the fat prior to removal so that the tissues experience less trauma and so that healing is promoted. The reduced trauma provides for less discomfort and an earlier return to normal activities.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?

The recovery period varies with each patient and the type of procedure performed; however, the majority of patients are able to resume most normal activities within one to two weeks after surgery. The decision on when to return to work and normal activities depends on how fast you heal and how you feel. After surgery, pain is relieved with medication. Thigh lift scars will undergo a period of maturation that typically lasts a year or more.

WHERE IS THIGH LIFT SURGERY PERFORMED?

Thigh lift surgery is well-suited to our Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accredited outpatient SurgiCenter. Our facility is very private and is less expensive than hospital or public surgery centers. In some patients with more extensive surgical needs, the procedure will be performed in the hospital. Patients who have the procedure performed in the SurgiCenter are able to go home without undue difficulty after the procedure. Patients are required to rest quietly for a day after the surgery, but this can be carried out in the comfort of your home.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Thousands of thigh lift surgeries are successfully performed each year. Nevertheless, you should be aware of the potential hazards of surgery and specific risks associated with thigh lift surgery. Postoperative complications such as delayed healing, damage to regional organs, infection, or localized collections of blood are uncommon. Other problems associated with thigh lift surgery include asymmetry, rippling or dimpling of the skin, fluid collections under the skin, poor scarring, distortion of the vulvar tissues, and that the operated area is frequently numb for some time after the surgery. Smokers should be aware that smoking is not allowed for four weeks prior to and four weeks after surgery. Complications arise more frequently when a patient continues to smoke. Risk of complications can be minimized by closely following Dr. McKane’s advice on follow-up care during the healing process. Are you looking for Aesthetics ad agency? Contact Aesthetics ad agency