The thigh lift is a surgical technique that eliminates excess skin, sagging and wrinkling at the top and insides of both thighs.
Aimed especially at those who have lost a lot of weight, who do not have great quality skin or are genetically predisposed, the procedure can be combined with liposculpture if the thighs are joined by excess accumulated fat. Those planning to lose weight should be especially careful, and it is better for them to postpone this operation.
A thigh lift will take between two and three hours and requires, in addition to general or peridural anaesthetic, an stay in hospital for the first night. For the first 48 hours after the operation, patients should rest, although from the third day on they can stand and begin to walk. Even so, it is not advisable to walk too much for the first week.
To alleviate heaviness and reduce swelling, a lymphatic drainage can be carried out, although this should only be done when the surgeon indicates that it is time to do so. A return to physical activity can be carried out from the fifth week on, although without stressing the area.
It should be noted that, in the case of those with very lax skin who have never carried out physical exercise, it may be that after some years the flaccidity will return. Nevertheless, there will never be a return to the situation prior to the operation.