It is commonplace for women to gain weight in the thighs inner part. Exercises can strengthen the thigh muscles but cannot evade skin sagging. Genetics, hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause, as well as a poor diet or little physical exercise can complicate the situation. However, if the problem is excessive skin, the surgical procedure to lift the thigh skin carried out by our doctors can stretch the area from the hips to the knees, creating a nicer, more tonified appearance.
The necessity for thigh lifting is more frequent among people who have experienced massive weight loss. If your weight is relatively stable and you are fighting with the soft tissues of inner thighs, you might be a good candidate for this plastic surgery. The surgery can be part of a more general rejuvenating plan, carried out in combination with other plastic surgeries such as hips lifting.
Skin lifting procedure in the thigh area is carried out under general anaesthesia. The intervention lasts two to three hours, depending on the necessary degree of skin lifting and other combining procedures that can be carried out during this surgery.
Before thigh remodelling surgery it is necessary to wax the pubic area in order to avoid infection. The doctor will take several general measurements while you stand on foot and also laying down.
After the intervention area is defined, doctor performs the incision, usually in the inner part of the thighs. After the incisions, the doctor lifts and eliminates the excessive skin, while remodelling the remained skin at the thighs, giving the latter a more lifted appearance. The techniques usually employed by the doctors place the incisions in areas where they cannot be seen.
Mild pains are commonplace after the surgery but can be sedated with medication. The sutures are removed ten to fourteen days after the operation. In most cases, however, there is no need to remove the sutures as the threads are absorbable. The bandages are removed one to four days while the drainages are usually removed in ten to fourteen days. The post-surgical recovery period for this type of intervention usually lasts from two to three week though the individual recovery experience changes according to the patient. In any case, bed rest is recommended for the first ten days. Premature moves after the intervention can obstruct the recovery process. If you resist the urge to stand up and walk, you will accelerate the recovery. While some swelling and scratching are commonplace, more regular thigh lines are evident immediately after the intervention. Moreover, improvement in the skin quality are also evident. A tight clothing can help you minimise the swelling and support the recovery of the tissues in a few weeks. In the beginning, the marks might have a pink colour, but they will disappear in nine to twelve months.