A thigh lift surgery is a procedure to reshape the upper legs. Plastic surgeons remove excess fat and/or skin from the thigh area, which have a loose, saggy, dimpled and wavy appearance, pulling the remaining skin towards the groin. Thus, patients get smoother and slimmer upper legs thanks to this procedure.

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to reshape the upper legs. This procedure is an aesthetic intervention on the sagging upper leg area due to various reasons such as frequent weight gain and loss, excess weight loss, pregnancy, aging, and sedentary life style.

For what purpose is thigh lift surgery applied?

This operation is suitable for people who are not satisfied with their body image due to saggy upper legs despite having an ideal body weight. In a thigh lift surgery, plastic surgeons aim to lift the saggy skin on the upper legs and reshape the upper legs. Thus, the legs look slimmer and toned. Another goal in this surgery is to ensure that the upper legs are more proportionate to the rest of the body. However, people considering thigh lift surgery should know that it is not a weight loss method. Methods such as liposuction or laser lipolysis may be sufficient for legs with no sagging but only excess fat. But if there is sagging in the thigh area, a surgical operation is needed to recover it. The most important advantage of thigh lift surgery is that it also corrects sagging skin.

What points should I pay attention to before the thigh lift surgery?

Before an thigh lift surgery, patients should definitely stop taking blood-thinners that may increase bleeding such as Coumadin or Aspirin, and anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal nutritional supplements, green tea, vitamins, and other supplements. When discontinuing drugs such as Aspirin and Coumadin, they should switch to alternative drugs under the supervision of their physician.

What points should I pay attention to after the thigh lift surgery?

After the operation, patients may have to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days. It is quite normal to have bruising, swelling and tenderness in the upper legs after the thigh lift operation. At the end of the surgery, the legs are bandaged and a drain is placed to prevent the legs from swelling too much. Wearing a corset for at least a few weeks after discharge will minimize the formation of edema and help recovery.  During this period, the most important point to consider is walking and moving. However, excessive and uncontrolled movements may adversely effect the healing process of the stitches. 

How is the recovery process after a thigh lift surgery?

The post-operative process is not very painful. If patients feel pain, painkillers will be sufficient. They can take a shower 48 hours after the surgery. Patients working at a desk can return to work within 7-10 days. After the surgery, it may take 4-6 weeks to return to your normal physical activities. 

Frequently asked questions

How long does a thigh lift surgery take?

Although the duration of the operation may vary according to the procedures performed, it usually takes 1 to 4 hours. 

What are the possible negative effects of a thigh lift surgery? Does a thigh lift surgery leave scars?

Operations performed through a horizontal incision in the inguinal region may lead to deformities in the vagina afterwards. For this reason, surgeries performed using a vertical incision give better results. The disadvantage here is that the scar will be visible, out of the bikini line. The scars may initially be red in color and raised. However, its color will fade over time. Along with medical treatments, patients may take measures to help improve the appearance of the scars over time (such as protecting the area from the sun). 

Who should not have a thigh lift surgery? 

A thigh lift surgery may not be suitable for people who: 

  • are obese or overweight
  • gain and lose weight frequently
  • diagnosed with a disease that adversely affects wound healing
  • smoke

Thigh lift price 2022, thigh lift prices

One of the questions asked on the Internet by patients who decide to have a thigh lift is “thigh lift prices”. Price varies depending on several factors such as the city or region you are in and the hospital where the procedure will be performed. You can receive information on thigh lift prices from your plastic surgeon. For more detailed information, please click the link https://ersoykonas.com/kol-germe-nedir/, or contact us by phone at 0 536 511 40 51 and by e-mail at ersoykonas@gmail.com.

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