What is Thigh (Leg) Lift Surgery?
As a result of aging and high program weight loss, sagging may occur, especially on the inner leg of the woman. If the flashing skirt is worn, they may walk, but they may cause sweating and rashes on their faces. In addition to such problems caused by it, it is an aesthetically unpleasant appearance, but these loosening of the inner face is corrected by leg lift surgeries.
Leg aesthetic surgery is done in a full hospital. Leg lift aesthetics, general anesthesia and it takes approximately 2 hours. Only one day stay at the hospital will be sufficient. In the leg lift operation, some excess skin is removed from the groin line towards the inner surface of the leg, the skin of the inner side of the leg is stretched towards sewing and stitched on the groin line. It may be possible to combine liposuction with some stretching aesthetics.
It is applied to everyone who has loosening and sagging in the tissues, especially in the inner part of the thigh and hip part, among factors such as weight gain and loss, sun and aging.
What needs to be considered before the procedure?
There is no special preparation process for this surgery. As with any operation, blood thinners, smoking and alcohol use should be stopped at least 1 week before.
If you develop a cold or other infectious condition, it may be necessary to postpone the surgery.
When the patient comes with such a complaint, the patient is given a detailed examination. In this examination, it is learned how the patient expects the thigh lift (upper thigh lift) operation, and the quality of the skin in the patient’s thigh area and the excess fat are examined. Especially if there is only fat in the area and there is no sagging, sometimes liposuction with lipomatic may be sufficient alone. With this application, upper leg thinning and leg tightening can be provided. However, if there is a loosening or similar condition that can be described as sagging in the thigh area of the patient, it may be necessary to focus on another leg aesthetic method because the classical style of liposuction may not be sufficient.
Especially if the patient has a pronounced sagging problem with fat in the thigh area, the patient will need to undergo a thigh lift (upper thigh lift). If the doctor considers it necessary, he can also perform the thigh lift (upper thigh lift) surgery by supporting it with laser liposuction treatment. Thus, both leg tightening in the region, upper leg thinning and a general recovery can be achieved. Therefore, the pre-operation examination is very important. After the patient examination, the doctor will give detailed information to the patient about the surgery to be performed. Then, the patient’s decision-making process for the operation will begin.
Before the question of what those who have thigh lift should pay attention to, it is necessary to briefly mention why this procedure is needed. Sagging of the inner leg and thigh region is related to many reasons. The effect of gravity on the leg, signs of aging and a decrease in adipose tissue in the skin are some of them. At the same time, frequent weight gain and loss may be among the reasons.
Sagging occurs in the inner part of the upper leg due to old age, frequent weight gain and loss, and gravity. The amount of fatty tissue accumulated with the sagging of the legs varies individually. While the adipose tissue is considerably reduced in some patients, sometimes a thick adipose tissue may still remain. Therefore, each patient should be evaluated separately. Thigh lift surgery can be performed alone or together with other stretching operations such as tummy tuck, breast reduction or lift, arm lift and liposuction.
What needs to be considered after the procedure?
You will not feel uncomfortable pain after the operation. The mild pain you will feel with pain medications will not bother you. You can stand up the same day. After your leg surgery, there can be swelling and bruising on the inner space of legs. It may take several weeks for the bruising and swelling to resolve completely. After 2 – 3 days later you will be able to travel by plane. Approximately after 2 – 3 days after the operation you will be allowed to take a bath. The recovery period varies greatly from person to person, and you will be able to fully recover in about 7-10 days. Your business life
It takes about 5-7 days for you to return.
After four weeks of post-op you may start doing exhaustive activities and sports. Even though the operation that leave a mark in the early period of your leg lift, the scars become less visible with time. Thus the results of the thigh lift surgery are pleasing.
General anesthesia is utulized during thigh lift surgery. The duration of the operation is 2-4 hours on average. Patients can be discharged the next day. Usually, drains removed the next day. Shower is allowed 2 days after the operation. A special corset is used for a month. In the first days, while lying and sitting, the legs are tried to be kept above the heart level. Compression stockings should be used for 1 week. Cotton underwear should be preferred. No stitches are required. Sports activities are allowed after 4-6 weeks.
What are the risks involved with Thigh (Leg) Lift Surgery?
The habit of smoking, greatly increases the risk of complications. There is always a risk of enlargement and bad appearance of scars in such surgeries. Wound healing and the scarcity and abundance of scarring vary from patient to patient.
The problems that may be encountered are not different from other plastic surgery procedures. The scar left on the groin and inner leg may be more prominent in some patients. Thigh movements should be restricted as much as possible in order not to enlarge this scar, especially for 1 month after surgery.
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