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    Thigh Lift

    What is a thigh lift?

    Thigh lift surgery is indicated to reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.

    What is the limitation of thigh lift surgery?

    Thigh lifts are basically is not a procedure for removal of excess fat.  The excess fat deposits can be removed by liposuction when skin has good elasticity and is able naturally to reshape into new body contours.

    In many cases where skin elasticity is poor and subcutaneous excess fat is there, then a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques is advisable.

    Who are the ideal candidates for a thigh lift?

    • Person with excess skin along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh with relatively stable weight.
    • Healthy individuals with no significant medical illness
    • Individuals motivated with healthy lifestyle and realistic expectations.
    • If weight loss efforts do not give more youthful-looking and proportionate body image, then a thigh lift is right choice for you.

    How Thigh lift is done?

    Thigh contouring is achieved through incisions in the groin extending downward to the knee along the inner aspect of the thigh.

    The outer thigh contour can be improved through an incision extending from the groin around the hip and excess sagging skin is excised.

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    The smoother tighter contouring that result from a thigh lift are apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising. Get more information about thigh lift surgery results.

    What are the Thigh lift surgery risks & complications?

    • Bleeding, Infection,Fluid accumulation, swelling
    • Poor wound healing, Major wound separation, skin loss
    • Unfavorable scarring, Asymmetry, Possibility of revisional surgery
    • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
    • Anesthesia risks

     What is post operative protocol and how recovery happens?

    Initial post operative period specific instructions given about  how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to help healing and reduce chances of infection, specific nutritional supplement to improve your general health. Small tubes may be placed temporarily under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.

    You are advised to avoid strenuous activity for few weeks and to sleep with pillows elevating knees.

    To minimize the risk of DVT (blood clots in the legs) patient should be given instruction to start walking as soon as possible, and drink plenty of liquid.

    You may need specialized compression garment to contour the body to get final result.

    When do you appreciate final result of Thigh lift?

    The results of a thigh lift are visible almost immediately. However, it may take several months for the final results to be appreciated.

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