a thigh lift is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess skin and fat from the inner or outer thighs.
it is usually performed on individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, have sagging skin due to aging, or have genetics that makes them prone to having excess skin in their thighs.
individuals who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations for the procedure, and have excess skin or fat in their thighs that cannot be improved through diet and exercise may be good candidates for a thigh lift. however, individuals who are pregnant, have serious health conditions, or have a history of poor scarring may not be suitable candidates.
the procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves making an incision in the inner or outer thigh area. the excess skin and fat are then removed, and the remaining skin is tightened and reshaped. the incision is then closed with sutures or staples
the recovery period for a thigh lift varies depending on the individual, but most patients can expect to take at least one week off work and several weeks before they are able to return to their normal activities. swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common after the procedure and can be managed with medication and rest.
complications from a thigh lift are rare but may include infection, bleeding, scarring, or changes in skin sensation. it is important to discuss any concerns or potential complications with your surgeon before the procedure.