What is a Thigh Lift?
Thigh Lift or known as Thighplasty is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the thighs appearance by removing excess skin and fat.
This procedure helps people who have loose skin in the leg area caused by many factors such as pregnancy, losing an extreme amount of weight or aging.
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Are you the right candidate for Surgery?
In general, this procedure is suitable for you in case you have sag skin and excess fat in the thigh area.
However, not all people are candidates for Thighplasty surgery. You should have good health, a stable weight, and a healthy lifestyle to be the right candidate for it.
The surgeon may advise postponing the procedure in some cases, like people who intend to lose weight or women who think in pregnancy.
Thighplasty surgery is not an easy procedure. Therefore, you should understand all the risks associated with it before undergoing it.
Some possible risks including:
- Poor wound healing: especially in the thigh creases where the area is dank, and there is a lot of rubbing with moving.
- Leg swelling: although It is usually fade with time, rarely it may be permanent.
- Permanent scarring: resulting scar place and size will differ depending on the used technique. However, Thighplasty usually leaves a noticeable scar.
- Changes in skin sensation.
- Blood clots.
- Asymmetry: occurs as a result of imbalanced fat and skin removal.
- Poor outcomes.
Furthermore, there are common risks associated with all surgeries, such as infection or adverse reaction to anesthesia.
The complications usually differ according to the complexity of the procedure besides the experience of the surgeon.
It is essential to choose the best plastic surgeon to achieve the desired result and avoid the unfamiliar side effects.
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Types of thigh lifts
There are many techniques for the Thighplasty procedure. The surgeon usually chooses the appropriate model for you after the individual consultation, depending on your thigh area status and the desired results.
1.Inner Thigh Lift
The most common type of Thighplasty is Inner Thigh Lift or referred to as Medial Thigh Lift. It aims to improve the inner side of the thigh.
This technique is suitable for people who have excess fat and skin in the inner thigh area, which do not respond to diet or exercise.
During this process, your surgeon will create an incision at the connection point between the thigh and the pubic area.
With this incision, he/she could access the underlying tissues to remove excess skin and fat from this area and tighten the skin to contour the leg shape.
The medical procedure is characterized that the resulting scar will easily be hidden by underwear.
2.Outer Thigh Lift
Outer Thigh Lift or also known as Bilateral Thigh Lift is a procedure that targets the front and outside of the upper thigh.
During the process, your surgeon will create a “V” shaped incision in the lower edge of a bikini bottom. According to your needs, this incision may wrap around to the buttocks area or hip.
Then he/she will remove excess skin, pull the remaining skin up towards the incision area.
This procedure is ideal for people who have a large amount of excess skin in the thigh and buttocks.
3.Mini Thigh Lift
The mini procedure targets the upper third part of the inner thigh area.
It is the right choice for people who do not have a large amount of excess skin and fat in the thigh area.
So, they do not need complicated procedures. During the mini procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision in the groin area.
Through this incision, he/she will remove excess skin. This surgery results in a smaller scar compared with the other types.
4.Vertical Thigh Lift
Vertical Thigh Lift is the best procedure for people who have excess skin extending all thigh area.
Since this process targets a large area, it needs a large incision.
During the vertical procedure, the surgeon will make an incision starting from the upper inner thigh and extending down to the inner area of the knee.
Then he/she will remove the desired amount of excess skin and fat.
The resulting scar will be more visible compared with the other techniques.
Preparation before the Procedure
You will meet your surgeon to discuss important points related to the process.
During the consultation, the surgeon will:
- Check your medical history by asking many questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.
- May ask you to stop using some medicines like aspirin or take certain ones to avoid blood clots.
- Make a physical examination to determine the targeted areas and the appropriate procedure for you.
- Explain the expected results, side effects, and risks associated with the tummy tuck process.
- Explain all instructions to follow them before and after the process.
On the other hand, you should tell the surgeon all your expectations and what the result you aspire.
Furthermore, be sure that you get all the answers to your questions before leaving the surgeon’s clinic.
At HayatMed, we have the best plastic surgeons in Turkey, who have a fortune of experience and a track record of excellent results.
How is Thigh Lift Surgery done?
Before starting the procedure, your surgeon will assess your thighs to ensure that your legs are free from any infection.
Then, he or she will put marks on the targeted area and incisions areas. Next, the specialist will anesthetize you with either local anesthesia or general anesthesia according to the complexity of the procedure.
Your surgeon will start the process by creating an incision into your thigh, according to the technique of the Thighplasty you chose. Then, he or she will remove the required amounts of fat deposits, as well as loose skin.
Next, the surgeon will pull the remaining skin to make it more consistent.
To complete the procedure, he or she will close the incisions with sutures and place thin tubes to discharge the excess blood and fluids.
Thighplasty procedure usually takes between two to three hours.
After the process, you will remain in the recovery room for a couple of hours under observation by the medical crew.
You can go home back on the same day if you undergo this procedure under local anesthesia, and you do not experience any unfamiliar complications.
While if the used anesthesia was general, the surgeon will ask you to stay for one night at the hospital.
In case you need to stay at the hospital, it would be best if you had someone to accompany you or ask HayatMed for someone to stay with you.
There will be soreness, bruising, swelling, and in the treated area. The surgeon will ask you to wear compression garments to reduce the swelling and enhance healing.
Furthermore, you will have discharging tubes, which will remain for a few days.
The surgeon will explain all the self-care instructions and prescribe painkillers and antibiotics.
You may be able to go back to work after two weeks. However, ask your surgeon about a suitable time to return to your daily routine.
Keep in mind that the Thighplasty side effects may last for one month, then you will start to notice the results.
The final result may take six to eight months.
Then you can enjoy your youthful, charming appearance.
Thigh Lift Surgery Cost
Like any other cosmetic procedure,
Thighplasty cost differs depending on:
- The individual needs and the used method.
- The geographic hospital location.
- The surgeon’s experience.
The essential point that you choose the best plastic surgeon at an affordable price. Do not be attracted to only the low-cost offers without paying attention to the quality of the provided services.
Istanbul has become the destination for many people from all over the world for performing cosmetic procedures.
The reasons behind that the competitive prices, the experienced surgeons in this field, and the distinctive medical services.
In Turkey, Thigh Lift surgery costs approximately $2,200 to $3,000.
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