Thigh Lift Surgery
Thigh lift surgery is a procedure that helps remove excess skin from the thigh and buttock area. People of a certain age, or those who have experienced weight loss, usually in some way or another suffer from sagging skin on the thighs. Our UK clinics will offer a FREE consultation to anyone wishing to look at thigh lift surgery.
Thigh lift surgery – what’s involved?
Thigh reduction or thigh lift surgery is a process which removes excess skin and fat from both the inside and the outside of the upper thigh. After surgery, the patient can expect to see an improvement in the body contour, especially when seen through a tight dress or trousers. The surgery leaves a noticeable scar as post-operative scars are always more visible on the body than on the face, which is why thigh lift surgery might not be an option so suction lipectomy alone may be a preferred option as scarring is less, but for this procedure to be successful, the skin must have the good elasticity.
After consultation with our experienced and caring staff, if thigh lift surgery is the preferred option it is done under general anaesthesia and will last around 3 hours. Some patients after surgery may feel they can go home that day, others may spend their first night in an overnight care facility. Our aftercare team will be on hand after surgery, helping you through the recovery period. A tight feeling in the thighs as well a bruising and swelling are to be expected, stitches normally will be removed within a week of surgery although some stitching may not be removed until 2 to 3 weeks later. You may also need to take a course of antibiotics to prevent infection, every patient is different so returning to work depends on the patient’s recovery and type of work that they do, with this in mind you should avoid strenuous activity for at least 1 month.
Thigh lift surgery – is the procedure quick?
With thigh lift surgery the actual operation is relatively quick. Your expectations need to be realistic. Most patients are pleased with the outcome and find they have smaller and firmer thighs, therefore in most cases the surgery gives them a new-found confidence and increases their self-esteem. Getting to this stage will, like any other surgery, take a bit of time which is why you shouldn’t delay, get a FREE consultation today by calling your nearest UK.