Thigh Lifts is done to remove excess skin from the thigh and up to the buttocks area. This sagging skin is usually caused by a weight loss and/or ageing. The inner thigh lifts are done with incisions over the inner thigh which are hidden in the groin crease. Outer thigh and buttock lifts are done with incisions extending from the groin around the back, and they may be done with buttocks lift surgery. The scar from surgical incisions is well hidden by bathing suits or clothing. All of the scars fade with time. Bruising and swelling are to be expected, as well as a “tight” feeling in the thighs. This usually subsides after several weeks. This is usually done under general anesthesia with the patient confined for two to three days. Suture will be removed between ten to 14 days.
After the procedure, patients will have pressure dressing or garment at the treated area to help control the swelling. Patients are advised that there will be swelling, tightness, minimal pain or discomfort and numbness. However, these conditions are transient and resolve spontaneously during the next several weeks.
For Better Healing:
To improve healing and minimize swelling, patients are advise to avoid the following for 2 to 3 weeks : smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, NSAID’s like mefenamic acids, vitamin E supplement, steroids, herbal tea or herbal medications.