The thigh lift creates a beautiful appearance in the thigh area and the inside of the legs.
Depending on the amount of fat accumulation and sagging skin on the thigh, different techniques can be used, and using these techniques will bring brilliant results to the patient. If the high laxity and sagging of thigh skin, crescent excision and T surgery techniques are used.
In cases where open surgery is needed to prevent the accumulation of lymph and seroma in the groin area, it is recommended to use a closed drain in the first few days to drain the secreted fluids.
In cases where the sagging and loosening of the skin is not high, advanced technologies such as VASER lipo and VASER smoother will be used to remove fat and eliminate cellulite and adapt the skin to the desired area.
Duration of surgery
Thigh lift surgery usually takes 3 to 5 hours. If there is a large volume of fat and irregularity and subcutaneous cellulite and the use of advanced technology of VASER Lipo and VASER smoother, the duration of surgery will be increased by several hours.
Thigh lift surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or epidural anesthesia.
Inpatient / outpatient status
Depending on the extent of the thigh lift surgery and the duration of the operation, a decision is made to discharge or stay overnight in a clinic or hospital.
Possible side effects
Bruising and swelling of the surgical site and the possibility of stretching and opening of the groin sutures are some of the Possible side effects of this operation.
Similar to other surgeries, infection, bleeding, regional hematoma, fluid retention, and pulmonary embolism are possible complications of thigh lift surgery.
48 hours after the thigh lift surgery, the dressing is removed according to the doctor’s instructions and bathing is unrestricted. Three to four weeks of restricted movement including no spreading of the legs or excessive flexion required.
Your stitches are absorbable and do not need to be pulled. Wear a special garment for the first 4 weeks after surgery.
Having a proper diet, doing standard sports activities, following a proper lifestyle, the results of a thigh lift will be very acceptable and excellent.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Tehran, Valiasr, above Mellat Park, in front of the Young Journalists Club, Corner of Ravanpour Street, Jam Tower