After extensive weight loss, slack and sagging skin can remain around the thigh area. This can be impossible to banish through simple diet or exercise, and chaffing and even infection can be caused by the rubbing together of the thighs.
Thigh Lift surgery can deal with this excess, and greatly improve your comfort and appearance.
Thigh lift procedure
The procedure involves an incision in the groin area through which the excess skin is removed. This takes around two hours.
You will require an overnight stay in hospital following the procedure. Most clients feel able to return to work after a fortnight. Any bruising that appears will usually have vanished within one month.
Your stitches will be removed one week after the procedure and you will be advised to avoid physical exercise for around one month
Is thigh lift surgery right for me?
- Texture of skin improved, restoring youthfulness to physique
- Skin appears firmer
- Body shape improved, appearance in close-fitting garments enhanced
- No more uncomfortable chaffing of thighs
The procedure is likely to be suitable for anyone over 18 who is physically and emotionally healthy and who wishes to improve their body contour and self-image. However, the decision will of course be made between you and your Consultant.
Things to Consider/FAQs
It is important that you carefully consider any cosmetic surgery procedure. Your nurse will be pleased to answer any questions during your consultation and leading up to the procedure.
What are the risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved in undergoing a Thigh Lift. These include infection, scarring and clotting. You can minimise risk by closely following pre and post-operative advice.
Questions to ask the doctor
Preparing for the procedure
- What can I expect from Thigh Lift surgery?
- What should I not expect from Thigh Lift surgery?
- Am I a good candidate for Thigh Lift surgery?
- Can I combine a Thigh Lift with other treatments?
- What can I do to aid a swift post-operative recovery?
You can prepare for a Thigh Lift by adhering to a healthy diet, to aid strength and recovery. Regular exercise will also help