Preparation for thigh lift and hip surgery
Preparation for a thigh lift and plastic surgery includes a consultation with a plastic surgeon, passing the necessary tests and a consultation with an anesthesiologist. By the time of the operation, the weight loss process should be completed, and care should also be taken to ensure that the skin of the thighs is free of irritation and inflammation, which can complicate the surgeon’s work and the recovery period.
Stages of thigh lift and hip surgery
The most popular thigh augmentation procedure is liposuction, which is designed to remove fat traps. We can transplant the excess fat removed, for example, onto the buttocks or face, thus solving several of the patient’s problems.
A lift removes excess loose skin and stretch marks on the inner thighs. This procedure can be combined with liposuction: first remove fat traps, and then tighten the remaining skin. If there is no fat in the thighs, but there are lumps and dimples on the thighs, we use different options for lifting (from a mini-lift to extensive plastic surgery on the inner thigh) depending on the amount of excess skin. In this case, the suture is located in a natural groin or vertical fold, which makes it almost invisible after healing. During thigh lift surgery, several anesthesia options are possible depending on the scope of the planned intervention:
- medicated sleep;
- regional (most often used).
Thigh plastic surgery usually lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours.
Rehabilitation after thigh lift and hip surgery
The postoperative period, as a rule, passes without pain, and the tightening area loses sensitivity for some time (4-5 months). But for better recovery, you should still limit physical activity for a month and wear special compression garments. Of course, you don’t have to wear this underwear 24/7—you can take it off to rest or shower, and put it on again.
Control visits usually occur on days 6-7, 10-14, 1, 3 and 6 months after the lift to check how the scars are forming and, if necessary, make additional appointments.
The formation of sutures lasts 8-10 months, after this period they become pale and almost invisible.