WHAT IS A THIGH LIFT?
If exercise and weight loss have not helped you achieve your goals for a firmer and more youthful looking thigh then a thigh lift may be right for you.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that reduces the excess skin of the upper thigh. If there is a minimal amount of loose skin the incision can be along the top of the thigh along the upper thigh crease, or for more significant loose skin the incision is on the inner thigh from the upper thigh to the knee.
It does this by:
- Reducing excess sagging skin that hangs downward
- Tightening and smoothing the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape
DURING AND AFTER YOUR SURGERY
Anaesthesia Type: Mostly under general (patients are asleep) unless very limited surgery (under local)
Duration of Surgery: 1.5-2 hrs
In/Outpatient: Patients go home the same day
Length of Recovery and Return to Work: Most patients take about a week off from work but need to wear a garment for activity for at least 4-6 weeks. Full recovery is expected by 6 weeks
Final Results: Expected by 3 months
Post-Operative Medication: Patients are given both pain killers and antibiotics for management
Pricing: Standard for all patients unless very limited surgery is done which can then also be performed under local anaesthesia