If you are concerned about the sagging appearance of your thighs..

Then, the thigh lift surgery may be the right choice to have these problems corrected. The causes of such a drooping, sagging appearance of your thighs may include weight fluctuation, hereditary factors and aging. It is becoming more usual as a treament after gastroplasty.
The thigh lift surgery will reduce the skin and fat excess in the inner aspect of your thighs, reshaping your thighs to result in an enhanced appearance with smoother skin and contours.
The position of the incisions and the resulting scar may vary individually, according to the patient’s case. It will go usually from the groin arround the hip; eventually an additional incision may be placed longitudinally running in the inner part of the thigh just to the knee.
It is, however, a small tribute to pay for the enhanced appearance you may achieve.

Is it appropriated for me?

If you have been long enough stable with your weight, are not overweight and have good health conditions, the skin laxity that embarass you for the drooping downward appearance may be corrected by this procedure. Also imperative is that you have a realistic expectation about the outcome of this surgery, with a positive outlook.

Planning you surgery

At your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your health, determine the extent of fat deposits and skin laxity in your thighs, carefully assess your muscle tone and other relevant issues, such as scars and previous surgeries.
It is important to inform if you smoke, if you are taking any medications, vitamins or other drugs.
Liposuction may also be an alternative to be performed with the brachioplasty.
Therefore, you will have the most appropriate proposal recommended by your surgeon in order to have your expectations come the closest to producing the desired body contour.

The surgery

The selected anesthesia is usually general combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. Previous sedation in your room may make you more comfortable and you will wake up only when you are back to the hospital room.
This procedure begins by an incision following the previous marks made along the groin. The extension of the incision will vary accordinly to each case. Therefore, the surgeon removes the extra tissue and skin, applying internal sutures that tighten the supportive tissues . Finally, the skin incision will be closed by absorbable stitches and dressing will be applied to the new contour of your thigh.

Preparing for your surgery

You will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for this surgery. Your guidelines will include when and what to eat or not, stop taking or avoiding some drugs, vitamins. You will be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks before your surgery and not to resume for at least two weeks after it. These precautions are essential to reduce eventual risks.
Avoid overexposure to the sun, especially to your thighs, and do not go on a stringent diet before the surgery as both can inhibit your ability to heal. If by any chance you catch a cold or any other kind of infection before your surgery, it may be postponed by your surgeon after your full recovery.

After your surgery

You may be discharged from hospital on the day of the surgery or the day after.Your doctor will give you instructions for showering, changing your dressings and medication to be taken.
For the first few days, you are likely to feel some pain and discomfort that can be controlled by medication. You should avoid moving too much, although you will be encouraged to walk.
You may be able to return to driving and to work in 15 days, if everything goes on the right track and if your work does not demand a great physical effort.
Physical activities will be permitted gradually, following your surgeon’s schedule and guidelines.
Your new look

Thigh lift produces good, long lasting results for patients with drooping, sagging skin on the thighs. However, you must be awered of the possible risks of the thigh surgery. Make sure to discuss them with your surgeon. As you grow older, it is normal to lose some firmness, however if you exercise regularly and follow a balanced diet, it is quite likely that most of the improvement will remain.



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