The Thigh Lift procedure is performed to restore symmetry and address thigh laxity.
Preoperative planning is performed with the patient initially in a supine position with the thighs slightly flexed and in abduction. Incisions are made in such a way that they are not visible and are hidden by the folds of the buttocks and the patient's desired undergarments.
The upper incision is made just above the thighbone area, within the hairs. The lower incision is performed at the lower border of the loose area and the posterior extension is hidden within the gluteal fold.
Thigh lift is performed under general ansthesia and initially with the patient in a prone position (prone). The excess skin is cut and removed, together with the subcutaneous fat, while the skin is pulled upwards and fixed in its new upright position.
After suturing the wound, the patient is placed in a supine position and the removal of the excess skin on the medial-anterior surface is completed. If a buttock drop is present during the same operation, it is also corrected by buttock lift. There is also often excess fat in the thigh area and at the same time as the lift, thigh liposuction is performed.
A pressure bandage is applied to the patient immediately after the thigh lift surgery. The patient should be immobilized for 24 - 48 hours. On the second day, the first wound change can be made and the patient can be mobilized, but should avoid the sitting position. Antibiotics are taken for about 7 days and discharge from the clinic usually happens on the 3rd day. Stitches are all removed within 15 days and a special elastic and pressure corset is recommended to be worn for about 30-40 days.
Complications from a thigh lift are rare when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and in a well-organized clinic. Immediate complications such as hematoma and inflammation are treated by inserting a shunt and taking antibiotic treatment. Late complications are the formation of a scar and possible change in the shape of the labia majora. Late complications are avoided by proper planning preoperatively.
The results of thigh lift are very good if the right patient selection is made and are permanent if the patient avoids severe weight fluctuations and exercises.
The contribution of thigh lift surgery to a woman's psychology and sex life is also important.
It is recommended to rest for approximately 10-15 days after the surgery. Especially the first two days after surgery immobility is required.
Physical exercise and training should be avoided for at least one month after surgery.
The result of the surgery is permanent, as long as the patient follows a balanced diet and includes physical exercise in her routine. Also, sudden weight fluctuation should be avoided.
The results after the procedure are impressive, as the change in a woman's body is spectacular. Most of the time, the woman is also forced to change her clothing size.
The price of a thigh lift varies and depends on the technique of the procedure, the particular difficulties it may present, and the extent of the problem that exists. The final cost is determined after an examination by a qualified plastic surgeon.
Age alone is not a factor in undergoing a thigh lift. As long as there is enough sagging in the skin, then any adult can undergo this procedure.
If the person is overweight, then he/she may need to lose weight before the surgery.