If you are unhappy about the appearance of your thighs take comfort in the fact that you are not alone, for many people, the immense joy and achievement of losing a significant amount of weight can be overshadowed by the unsightly excess skin that is left behind.
Thigh lift (or thigh reduction) surgery removes excess skin and fat from the inside and the outside of the upper thigh. Thigh reduction improves the body contour in clothes, but the scars are visible in underwear or swimwear.
Although small amounts of fat may be removed with this procedure, along with excess skin, it is not meant to remove significant fat deposits.
It is worth nothing that if you are considering thigh lift surgery, it is advised that your weight is stable at that you are at least near your ideal weight before considering this surgical procedure.
If there are small local fat deposits with poor skin elasticity, your surgeon may recommend a combination of liposuction and thigh lift surgery.
Thigh lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as body lift.
Thigh lift surgery is generally performed to remove this excess skin to leave the thigh area tight and smooth, and giving you the body confidence you desire and deserve.
Am I a candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery ?
Undergoing a Thigh Lift operation is a personal decision, but you may benefit from talking to your family and friends about it, or even someone who has had this procedure themselves with Secret Surgery Ltd, Connect with patients via our online community here.
If the following applies to you, then you may be a suitable candidate for a breast enlargement procedure:
You may be a suitable candidate for thigh lift if:
You are bothered by sagging or drooping skin on the upper thigh
You have lost a lot of weight and have excess skin
Your weight is relatively stable
You are physically and emotionally healthy
You are a non-smoker
You have realistic expectations for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish for you
Over 18 years of age
Not pregnant or breastfeeding
Please note that thigh lift surgery is not a substitute for weight loss.
Certain medical conditions and medications may affect whether you are a suitable candidate for thigh lift surgery. Please check with your doctor what these may be.
Preparing for Thigh Lift Surgery ?
At Secret Surgery Ltd, preparation is a fundamental part our patient pathway. We strive to ensure that your health and well being needs are met throughout your experience with our dedicated team of professionals.
Prior to surgery you may be asked by our qualified medical staff to:
Get a lab testing or medical evaluation if needed
Take certain medications or adjust you current medications
Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and herbal supplements as they may increase bleeding
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your cosmetic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure that you will undergo and any potential risks, complications and side effects associated with thigh lift surgery.
You will also receive special instructions prior to surgery which include:
What to do on the day of your surgery
Post-operative care and follow-up instructions
Thigh Lift Surgery Procedure Steps
A thigh lift operation is a highly individualised procedure. Incision patterns vary based on the area or areas to be treated, the degree of correction is also based on individual patient needs and surgeon preference.
The appropriate technique for your particular case will be discussed fully between you with your Cosmetic Surgeon in Poland.
Thigh Lift Surgery Recovery & Healing Steps
During your stay in Poland, Your Medical team will advise you of the following;
How to care for the surgical incision sites following surgery, and the importance to cleanse the incision sites and apply any ointment as directed, it is important you follow that advice carefully, as this is essential to the success of your final outcome.
Medications to apply or to take orally to reduce the risk of infection
Specific changes at the surgical site or in overall health
You will be seen daily by medical staff during your stay in Poland, to ensure that your recovery and healing proceed in optimum standards.
A return to light and normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, which is normally a few days after surgery, however initial wound healing may take between 5 to 10 days at which time your stitches will be removed, your surgeon will advise you when your deeper sutures will be removed.
You will be able to return to work and resume normal activity after this time. It is advisable not to engage in any vigorous exercise or activity or heavy lifting within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure.
It is important to note that Thigh Lift Surgery recovery times vary from patient to patient.
Thigh Lift Surgery Results
The smoother thigh contouring is apparent almost immediately, although there will also be swelling and bruising.
Over time post-surgical swelling will subside and resolve, and incision lines will gradually refine in appearance, although you will be made aware of a scar that remains as a result of thigh lift Surgery.
Patients report of satisfaction with improved body contour, as well as an improved appearance to the skin, and a more proportionate figure and profile.
Thigh Lift Side Effects & Surgery Risks
The decision to have any cosmetic surgery procedure is an exceptionally personal one and you will have to decide if the surgery will achieve your goals and expectations. Risks and potential complications are possible and it is advised that you discuss these in detail with your Cosmetic Surgeon in Poland who is medically qualified to answer your questions.