What is Thigh Lift Surgery?
A thigh lift is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs.
In general, ageing, massive weight loss, and difficulty fitting into clothing due to heavy thighs are the common reasons why you should consider a thigh lift.
Thigh Lift procedures
Before the operation, the doctor conducts tests for the patient to ensure that the patient is suitable for the operation.
The surgeon will provide instructions and answer all your questions.
The surgeon will first remove the excess fat if the patient has excess fat in the thighs.
Then sagging skin areas are identified and incisions are made to remove excess skin.
Finally, both sides of the skin are sutured and closed to complete the surgery.
The recovery period takes about two or three weeks, and the results are instantaneous.
A significant change is noted in the circumference of the legs.
The final results appear after the tumor has completely decreased.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Thigh Lift Surgery?
- BMI of more than 30%
- Excess fatty tissue in the inner, medial, or lateral thigh area
How do I choose a plastic surgeon for thigh lift surgery?
Make sure that the surgeon has experience of at least 6 years after medical school and
that he graduated from an accredited medical college We at Estherian Clinic recommend DR. CENGIZHAN EKIZCELI, the doctor who graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Medicine, specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has more than 10 years of experience.
risks of thigh lift surgery
- Anaesthesia risks
- fluid buildup
- poor wound healing
- Skin sensitivity
thigh lift recovery time
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
- How to care for the surgical site(s)
- Medicines that you will take orally
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
- When to follow up with your plastic surgeon
how long is thigh lift surgery?
The thigh lift operation is performed under general anesthesia, and the operation takes approximately 2-3 hours
how long is thigh lift recovery?
Recovery takes between 3-6 weeks, you can return to your normal life after that, but follow the instructions given by the surgeon
how painful is thigh lift surgery?
There will be pain in the first week, and then it gradually disappears, the surgeon will give you some painkillers to reduce the pain
How do you prepare for a thigh lift?
- Do some tests like a blood test or a medical evaluation
- stop smoking
- Stop taking any anti-inflammatories or anti-inflammatories containing aspirin