Thigh Lift Surgery

The Thigh Lift procedure is performed to restore symmetry and address thigh laxity.

Dr. Ioannis Dalianoudis
PLASTIC SURGEON
"The area that usually shows the most pronounced relaxation is the inner thigh surface and secondarily the anterior, lateral and posterior. The causes of sagging are varied, the main ones being weight fluctuations due to dieting or childbirth, ageing and heredity. Usually, thigh sagging coexists with sagging and drooping buttocks, so the two problems must be treated simultaneously." says the Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ioannis Daliannoudis.
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Thigh Lift Surgery

Planning prior to surgery

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 Surgery

Surgical Intervention

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.

Thigh Lift Surgery

Postoperative Course

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.

Thigh Lift Surgery

FAQ

When can I return to my daily activities and work after a Thigh Lift?

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.

Is the result after Thigh Lift permanent?

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.

What change can I expect after a Thigh Lift surgery?

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.

What is the cost for Thigh Lift?

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.

What is the appropriate age to undergo a Thigh Lift surgery?

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 a person is overweight, can he/she undergo a Thigh Lift procedure?

If the person is overweight, then he/she may need to lose weight before the surgery.

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