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Thigh Lift

Why choose a Thigh Lift Surgery?

The Surgical Intervention of Anatomy of Feet is performed to counteract the relaxation and fall of the skin seen in the medial surface of the thighs as well as in the buttocks area. This relaxation can occur due to weight loss usually over 15-20 kg due to age or end due to decreased skin tightening after liposuction in the area.

The Surgical Intervention In Short

The relaxed skin located in the upper part of the thigh is removed with a horizontal incision hidden in the crease of the tibial area and is almost always transverse. If the skin is loosed not only on the vertical axis but also on the transverse, then it may be necessary to add a vertical section leaving a T-shaped scar.

The Cuts

Surgical incisions are usually hidden in the dermal fold of the femoral country and may extend over its entire horizontal length to the inner surface of the thigh. In cases where the relaxation is too large then it may be necessary to add a vertical sectional leg, leaving a T-shaped scar.

Scars

The scars created by this surgical procedure are quite satisfactory. Of course, because of the position they are prone to suffer some dimension with time. In the first few weeks they will show a pale pink color which will then whiten. This time varies from patient to patient, but generally the quality of scars in most patients will be extremely good.

Medicines

A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salospir, ibuprofen (Nurofen), diclofenac and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should always be avoided, always with the treating physician. It would also be very helpful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.

Smoking

If you are a smoker / smoker try to quit smoking at least six weeks before and at least one after surgery as this will dramatically reduce the chance of post-operative complications.

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Recovery from the Thigh Lift Surgery

Duration of Surgical Intervention

Depending on the areas requiring treatment, surgery lasts from two to two and a half (2-2.5) hours, and although it is usually conducted under general anesthesia, it can also be carried out under local anesthesia in conjunction with drunkenness.

Nursing Duration

The patient’s stay in the hospital is usually one night.

Wound care

The area treated is usually covered with special waterproof gauzes. It is also necessary to use a special type of (cycling) basket which should remain around the clock for the first two weeks, and then only during the day for another four weeks.

Postoperative Guidelines and Recovery

On the first day you have to relax and rest, either in the hospital or at home.

From the second to the fifth day you can get up and move, but you may feel some slight inconvenience.

From the fifth to the fourteenth day and especially from the second week most of the swelling and bruising will subsist. From now on you will start to feel much better and from the next ten days you can start a mild exercise gradually increasing the intensity.

From the fourth week onwards you will be able to return to your normal pace.

Postoperative Monitoring

The wound will be controlled and will be changed on the second and fifth postoperative days. There will be two re-checks, one next week and one in three months, with photographs, with your consent, by Mr. Constantine Benetato. There will be no extra charge for any monitoring associated with your surgery.

Final Outcome of the Intervention

Although the result from the surgery will be immediately visible, it will continue to improve over the first three months.

Abstinence from work and Social Activities

The recovery time varies from patient to patient and depends on the area to be treated. However, a recovery period of ten to fourteen days should be given. Most patients feel comfortable enough from the very first week of having a feeling of mild discomfort rather than pain.

Time of Abstention from Exercise

Patients usually feel able to walk comfortably within 3 days and swim mildly in ten to fourteen days while vigorous exercise (aerobic exercise, etc.) should be avoided for three weeks. Sports requiring physical contact should be avoided for at least six weeks.

Driving

Patients should avoid driving until they are completely relieved of pain and restraint so they are perfectly able to make a sudden movement, such as direct braking, without hindrance and without pain. This is suggested for patients to secure coverage from their insurance company. It may take up to three weeks to fully recover.

Potential Complications of a Thigh Lift Surgery

Anorthosis of the thighs is a routine surgery that crowns with absolute success for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand that there is a possibility of complications. Any complications that may arise are listed below.

Low Grade Asymmetry

The same technique of intervention will be applied to both thighs, however the results may be slightly different on both sides.

Scars

The quality of the scars varies between patients as they can be disposed differently from patient to patient

Loose Skin

During the first six months there will be a slight relaxation of the skin that has recovered and a slight drop of scar without altering the effect of the surgery.

Reduce the sensation of the area

It usually subsides in the first few weeks.

Bruising - Hematoma

Their appearance is usually light and absorbed within two weeks.

General risks of surgery

Respiratory infections and thrombosis in the foot or lungs (DVT or PE). Although it is particularly rare for them to occur, it is important to prevent them from smoking, not being overweight and being mobilized as soon as possible after the surgical procedure.

If you feel any symptom that may be of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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