Thigh lift surgery requires a high degree of surgical skill as well as fine appreciation of body aesthetics. The procedure is not just about removing excess skin, but involves the resculpting of the thigh area to produce the right body shape.
Excess skin is removed from the inner thigh, this may extend from the knee to the groin area. Liposuction may also be used if required to sculpt and shape the thighs to give a pleasing silhouette. After removal of the excess skin and reshaping of the thigh area, the skin is carefully rejoined. Immediately after surgery, the patient has a much slimmer upper leg shape. The scarring will improve and fade with time.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and the patient will stay overnight before returning home.
Thigh lift patients are advised to take two weeks off work and to avoid lifting or driving for four weeks. The patient will receive individual advice regarding this during the consultation with the surgeon, depending on the patient’s requirements and general health.
Safety and Potential Risks of the thigh lift surgery
The majority of patients undergoing thigh lift surgery performed by an experienced surgeon achieve good results with a rapid recovery. However, in a small proportion of cases, complications do occur and can include the following:
- Scars – The surgeon seeks to conceal any incision lines within natural contours, although some scarring may be visible and all scars are permanent. Scarring can take around a year to fade from red to white. However, the improvement in the patient’s profile “beneath clothes” will be obvious soon after surgery.
- Infection – Infection is rare in this type of surgery and the risk is minimised by careful surgical technique and the use of a dose of antibiotic during surgery.
This is not a definitive list and symptoms will vary with each patient. Please ask Miss Patel for more information.
For further information please contact Miss Patel to arrange a consultation.