Thigh lift is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the shape and smoothness of the legs, improving the body contour. Correct a reduction in the volume of the legs and thighs after a significant reduction of weight. The method of pulling the leg skin depends on your anatomy, your problems and the recommendations of the specialist surgeon. The incision may be made only on the inner side of the thigh near the groin or may need to be carried to the gluteal fold, sometimes it may be circular in shape surrounding the entire thigh root. Do not forget, however, that the incisions will be proportional to the amount of leftover skin, and that to eliminate them there is no other possible way than to make scars. The choice is made so that the incision is placed so that the scars are as visible as possible.
The time of the surgical act occurs in an average of 3-4 hours. If necessary this period may be extended.
Length of hospital stay
Considering normal evolution, the average hospitalization time is 1 day.
The patient should avoid overshooting in the movements, mainly in opening the legs very much, since the scar is close to the groin and will be forced in these cases. When there are points to be removed, these will be from 7 to 15 days. · The patient will be able to take a bath, usually two days after surgery.
The recovery of plastic thigh surgery
In the recovery of patients undergoing so-called crural lifting, it is necessary to remember that it is necessary to remain in absolute rest for five to seven days, avoiding to move away the legs too much. Local hygiene must be very careful during this period so that infections in the incision rooms are avoided. The strokes should be restricted to the maximum during the first month so that the scarring of the tissues does not undergo elongation. As with liposuction, the use of appropriate bands during the first 4 to 6 weeks is recommended, in order to speed up the reabsorption of the swelling and obtain the final result.