Why is Thigh Surgery Done?
Thigh lift surgery is done if the excess fat and skin makes a person uncomfortable or leads to mobility problems. The surgery gets rid of the loose, sagging skin as well as the extra fat in the thigh area.
What to Expect
Before the Surgery
Before getting ahead with the surgery, the surgeon will take a detailed medical history, give thorough preoperative instructions, answer any questions the patient may have, and also perform a physical exam to determine the patient’s fitness for surgery. Furthermore, the surgeon will learn whether the patient has maintained a stable weight for a noteworthy period since regaining weight can risk the effects of the surgery. The patient is also expected to avoid taking aspirin, some herbal medications, and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that can increase the rate of bleeding.
During the Surgery
During the surgery, the patient is given some medications to keep him/her comfortable during the procedure. Local anaesthesia along with sedation may be provided, but general anaesthesia is mostly used for this surgery. To modify the body tissue, the plastic surgeon makes an incision into the thigh, according to the type of thigh lift the person has opted and the agreed-upon custom surgical plan. Using this incision, the surgeon removes small amounts of stubborn fat deposits along with soft tissue. If an individual has a significant amount of unwanted fat in their thighs, then the surgeon may need to first perform liposuction. Once the plastic surgeon has completed removing soft tissue and fat, he or she will then pull the skin taut and trim it, giving it a smooth and svelte appearance. The surgeon then closes the incisions with suture and place drains to avoid infection and fluid accumulation.
After the Surgery
Following a thigh lift, there occurs some swelling, soreness, and bruising, but the contours are visible immediately. The patient can also feel some tightness and discomfort for the initial 48 to 72 hours after surgery, but they start to feel normal after the third day. Prescribed painkillers can help eliminate this discomfort. Before discharging the patient, the surgeon makes the patients know about the various ways to deal with the minor side effects of the thigh lift surgery.