Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying tissues. The procedure is commonly performed after significant weight loss or due to aging, when the skin and tissues of the thighs have lost their elasticity.
Thigh lift surgery can be performed using several techniques, including medial thigh lift, lateral thigh lift, and bilateral thigh lift. The choice of technique depends on the patient’s individual needs and the extent of the excess skin and fat. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete.
During the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the groin area, and excess skin and fat are removed from the thighs. The underlying tissues are tightened and sutured into place, and the remaining skin is pulled up and sutured into place. In some cases, liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat.
After the surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days to weeks. Patients are usually advised to wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and promote healing. The results of thigh lift surgery are generally long-lasting, but patients are advised to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to prevent the return of excess skin and fat.
Like any surgery, thigh lift surgery carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and nerve damage. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the surgery. A skilled and experienced surgeon can help patients achieve their desired results while minimizing the risk of complications.