Thigh is the region between the hips and knees in legs and undulation and sagging in the skin in this region are problems that distress someone the most. Loosening in this region is accelerated by factors such as weight gain and loss, giving birth, sedentary lifestyle and aging. Aesthetic surgery can solve these problems.
This operation is performed to eliminate the problem of prolonged sagging of the skin in the thigh area of the body by the effect of overweight gain or advancing age.
This operation is performed to address the problem of loosening and sagging skin in the thigh area of the body caused by excess weight gain and loss or aging.
The skin loses its elasticity with aging as well as its tightness with excess weight gain and loss and the subcutaneous adipose tissue thins, which all cause the leg skin particularly in inner thigh to droop downward. Dropping skin folds usually accumulate toward mid-thigh and sometimes toward the knee.
Thigh lift surgery removes excess skin folds and fattening in upper and inner sides of legs. In thin patients with minor excess skin folds, excess skin is removed, and the skin is stretched and sutured, leaving a flat scar on the inner sides of groin. In patients with high excess skin folds and fattening, it is applied together with liposuction method.
It varies according to the body condition of the patient. Thigh lift surgery usually takes about 2-3 hours.
Thigh lift surgery does not result in severe pains. Any aches and pains in the first few days can be resolved with simple painkillers.
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Anyone who has moderate to severe laxity, looseness and excess skin in the leg skin can have thigh lift surgery.
In the patient group who have been treated for obesity, thigh diameter decreases with increasing weight loss and decreasing fat tissue and hence the loosening skin cannot adequately recover and sags.
Thigh lift operations are performed by aesthetic and plastic surgeons.
There is no special preparation for this surgery. As with any operation, stop smoking and alcohol use and stop taking blood thinners at least 1 week before the surgery.
If you develop a cold or other infection, it may be necessary to postpone the operation.
You can start taking a walk 1 week after surgery but avoid strenuous sports and physical activities for 4 weeks.
You're advised to avoid smoking for a rapid recovery.
The price policy of the thigh lift operation varies according to the condition of the region to be operated and the methods selected during operation planning.
After all surgical operations, there may be risks, including bleeding and late recovery, though very rare. Thanks to advancing medical techniques, potential risks of thigh lift surgery have been minimized.
Liposhaping means reshaping by fat removal and fat administration. It will not be enough on its own to improve the skin that has lost its elasticity and sagged.
In the case of patients with a high amount of fat in thigh region, the operation can be planned in the form of two individual sessions. First, excess fat is removed by liposuction, then the sagging skin is reshaped by thigh lift surgery, hence the operation is completed.
The suture marks are concealed in body folds, like the groin, so that they remain under the underwear. These marks fade away over time and become hardy noticeable.
A certain amount of tightening can be achieved with special creams or medications but they cannot entirely resolve sagging.
The results of the thigh stretch surgery are permanent, except in the following cases:
If you continue to lose weight, sagging pockets on the skin will continue to form.
If you're likely to gain and lose weight quickly, the already thinned skin will be exposed to more stretching and accordingly, the skin stretch marks and large scars will become visible
Adults of all ages without any risky medical condition whose weight loss has become stable and who has realistic expectations from body reshaping operation can have this operation.
About one month after surgery, you can start doing sports.
If you gain and lose excessive weight and fail to adopt a healthy lifestyle, you'll be likely to have sagging in leg skin again.
You can resume work one week after the surgery.
It's not possible to have permanent thigh lift without surgery.
There are many devices or products on the market claiming that they can do that. However, a few of them can be of some use only in individuals with very mild laxity and no history of excessive weight gain and loss.