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When ageing or following a significant weight loss, the skin of the thighs can lose its elasticity. This can lead to excess skin, often flabby, on the inner thighs. Sport can help to tone the skin but will not prevent slackness. A thigh lift helps to tighten the skin of the thighs. If the thighs are too prominent, the surgeon may proceed with some liposculpture. The surgeon eliminates the excess skin situated between the inner thighs. In addition, the skin is re-tightened in an aesthetic way and lifted upwards, against the force of gravity. If necessary, the surgeon can suck out the excess fat.
The surgeon eliminates the excess skin situated between the inner thighs. In addition, the skin is re-tightened in an aesthetic way and lifted upwards, against the force of gravity. If necessary, the surgeon can suck out the excess fat.
The incision is made in the least visible place, this is to say the scar extends from the crease of the groin, between the pubis up to the seam of the buttocks and the inner thighs. The suture operates under the skin and the skin is glued. In the first few months, the scar will be red and hard but it will become smoother and soften in the year that follows. Your plastic surgeon will help accelerate the process in a natural way. In extreme cases, the scar will be vertical, on the interior of the thighs.
Thanks to a refinement in operation techniques and a constant progress in the anesthetic field these last few years, the thigh lift is carried out under a local anesthetic with mild sedation. After the operation, you will feel fit and well. It is not necessary to envisage a night’s stay at the clinic.
You are able to go back to the hotel the same day as your operation. Before you leave the nurse will remove any eventual drain. This operation causes little pain. It is possible that you may feel some discomfort in the first 24 hours. You will receive classical pain killers, ibuprofen and paracetamol.
In the first few weeks it will be difficult to sit down and to walk as the skin is very taut. The ankles can be temporarily swollen. Sometimes the appearance of bruises can be noticed.
You will be absent from work for about one week. A week later, you will have to make a checkup appointment with your gp and your bandage will be changed. The surgeon will evaluate the results two months after your surgery, based on photos.
Care and safety
The surgeon proceeds with these operations in conditions of optimal security, surrounded by a professional team.
Even though the thigh lift is generally done under local anesthetic, you are constantly watched over under monitoring by the anesthetist (automatic and repetitive measure of the blood pressure, constant measuring of the oxygen saturation, electrocardiogram). One or more highly qualified nurses will equally supervise. These surroundings will guarantee that you feel safe.
The local anesthetic allows not only an operation without pain but also a minimal risk of blood loss and the appearance of bruises.
If you are taking anti-coagulant drugs, please inform your doctor of this first (for ex. acetylsalicylic acid, asaflow, cardioaspirine, dipiridamole, plavix, sintrom, marevan e.a.).
After the operation, you are able to contact your surgeon at all times on his personal mobile number, if you have the slightest question.
Risks and eventual complications
If you are in good health, you have nothing to worry about as there is no risk linked to this operation. Infections are very rare. The wound situated near the seam of the buttocks can take longer to heal, as this is hygienically a delicate area. This area of the body is put under more tension especially in the seated position.
Our prices are all inclusive (taxi trips, hotel and hospital stay,…) and will be given to you by mail or at the consultation in our aftercare clinics in your home country.