The thigh lift operation is performed directly on the legs of the patient. The patient will have to avoid any intensive movements for few weeks after the thigh lift surgery. Also, it is most important to protect the sewing area. As in many plastic surgery operations, you should use a corset for a few weeks after thigh lift surgery. The doctor will convey all the details the patient should pay the most attention to before and after the surgery. It is a must for the patient to fully comply with the doctor’s recommendations in order to contribute to the healing process and shortens it.
After the thigh lift surgery, the patient should also take great care of the suture area. Therefore, it is the most crucial part to pay attention to after the thigh lift operation. Failure to pay attention to hygiene in the sewing area, not having enough rest and exhaustive exercises may cause the patient to experience suture-related health issues.
If the patient pays attention to the signified points, over time, the patient has tighter and smoother legs that have the desired shape. At this point, it is important for the patient to show the necessary care and to choose the right doctor and the right operation site along with high-quality materials used during surgery. Therefore, the patient should be sensitive in regards to making a decision to have thigh lift surgery.
See the below for further details for a quicker and smooth healing process after thigh lift.
• There will be swelling in the legs for the first few days after the Leg lift surgery. This swelling after surgery will reach its highest in the first 48 hours and will decrease vastly in the following days. Tapes support sutures from the first week till the third week. You can return to school or work after approximately between 6 – 7 days. Stitches in the inner leg area sometimes do not heal quickly. At this stage, the use of corsets is absolutely necessary. You should wear the corset for at least one month depending on the situation and sometimes additionally between 1 to 3 months may be required.
• Within 10 to 15 days they will remove the stitches. After the operation, the doctor will bandage your legs completely. Drains are placed inside the operation area on the inside of the legs. The nurses will remove them in between 2 to 7 days. The patient can start walking on the 1st postoperative day.
• It is important to keep the legs elevated in the first 2 weeks after surgery and to prevent excessive sweating. Avoid doing heavy exercises for at least six weeks. You can start light walks after 3 weeks.