Thigh Lift surgery is a procedure designed to remove excess and sagging skin from the thighs.
Ageing and weight loss particularly as a result of bariatric surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) can leave patients feeling conscious of their body, our goal is to create a more natural, toned area by removing the unwanted excess skin.
Thigh Lift surgery is carried out using General Anaesthetic and takes around 2-2.5hrs in theatre, patients are usually required to stay in hospital overnight.
Incisions are made between the knee and groin area, the size of the incision depends on the extent of the surgery. The excess skin is excised along with any unwanted fat to create a more shapely and aesthetically pleasing appearance, the area is then sutured. In some cases the patient may require Liposuction in addition to achieve the best result. Surgical drains are sometimes used to drain any excess fluid, surgical dressings are applied and compression garments are placed on the area which will need to be worn for several weeks following surgery to retain the shape and reduce swelling.
Risks and Complications
Common side effects can include bruising, swelling and numbness which will usually subside as the area begins to heal.
There are more uncommon complications associated with Thigh Lift surgery such as infection, haematoma, seroma, delayed healing, skin necrosis/loss and thick scarring. General Anaesthesia carries its own risks for example, cardiac/respiratory issues and DVT. Our team of nursing staff monitor the progress of patients for signs of these complications very carefully post operatively and patients are given contact information should they need medical assistance once discharged from the hospital.
Once the healing process is complete it is important to maintain a healthy weight through a stable diet and exercise plan to maintain the result.