A thigh lift (thigh lift) is a procedure in which the skin of the thighs is tightened and excess parts are removed, while removing some of the fat accumulations in the thigh area, especially the inner thighs. thighs. The main objective of this operation is not to slim the thighs per se. In cases where a person wants to get rid of fat from the thighs, he can resort to liposuction of the thighs, and in this case, he must have the flexibility to tighten the skin to restore the shape of the body after getting rid of the operation. In cases where the skin has lost its elasticity and looks saggy, the ideal treatment method is to perform a thigh lift.
This operation can be performed alone or with other surgical procedures such as thigh lift, abdominoplasty or buttock lift and lower body lift.
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Causes of sagging thighs :

  • Accumulation of fat in the buttocks area and tightening of the thighs due to genetic reasons.
  • Losing a large percentage of weight in a short time due to dieting or after liposuction and thigh lift surgery.
  • Loss of skin elasticity due to lack of proper health habits.
  • The skin loses its elasticity with age.
  • Hormonal changes caused by repeated pregnancies and deliveries.

Types of thigh lift operations :

During a thigh lift operation, excess skin and fat are removed. However, there are different types of this operation which are performed through different incisions.

The Magie Care team selects the best surgery to meet the needs of each patient. Below are the different types of thigh lift surgery that are performed:

Mini Thigh Lift Surgery :

Depending on the needs of each patient, the surgeon may decide that the patient is eligible for a mini thigh lift. This procedure requires fewer incisions than other types of thigh lifts, as it only involves an incision in the groin area. This procedure is good if the patient wants to focus only on the inner upper thigh.

Thigh lift surgery :

The outer thigh lift treats the outer parts of the thighs. The procedure involves an incision that begins in the groin area and then extends outward to the hip and lower back.

Vertical thigh lift surgery :

If the patient wants to remove a lot of excess skin in all areas of the thighs, they may consider a vertical thigh lift. This procedure makes larger incisions that extend to the knees. However, due to the high risk of complications, your surgeon may not recommend this type of thigh lift.

Thigh lift with liposuction :

In some cases, the groin area may have poor skin elasticity. In this case, your surgeon may recommend liposuction in addition to thigh lift surgery to help remove excess fat cells and prevent sagging skin.

Inner thigh lift surgery :

An inner thigh lift is the most common form of this plastic surgery. During this process, sagging skin on the inner thighs is treated with an incision from the upper thigh towards the knee or towards the back of the thigh.

Steps for a thigh lift procedure :

Anesthesia :

In this surgery, you are subjected to general or partial anesthesia or even local anesthesia in addition to sedation and sedation, but you will not have all these options in the case of thigh and body lift operations. extended lift, which must be done under general anesthesia.

Surgical Incision :

The location of the incision varies depending on the condition of the patient. There is the circular incision which is done on the rotation of the upper thigh (and this type is only suitable for tightening thighs and sags which focus only on the upper thigh) and there is the incision longitudinal which allows to completely tighten the thighs, but it is much larger and can leave a larger scar.

Tighten skin and get rid of fat and sagging :

The doctor surgically removes excess skin tightening, excess fat, and sagging tissue by cutting them.

Surgical incision closure :

The doctor begins to close the incision with stitches which make the scars as invisible as possible.

Recovery after thigh lift surgery:

Before the patient goes home after the procedure, the surgeon will place dressings over the incisions to help reduce swelling. The doctor may also insert a tube to help drain excess blood and fluid from the area, and the patient will need to schedule a follow-up appointment for the surgeon to remove the bandages and tube.

In general, the patient will need several weeks to recover from the thigh lift surgery and should also refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks after the procedure. The patient should also elevate their legs as much as possible during this time, and they may be able to walk out after a few days. It is normal for the ankles to swell as the patient moves more gradually.

Once healed, there may be scars from which the surgeon made incisions to remove excess skin around the thighs. Sometimes the scars are not very visible, especially if they are placed in hidden areas.

Thigh lift is considered one of the major surgeries, therefore, the patient has to take time off from work to recuperate. You will likely experience pain, bruising, and swelling for a few days after the procedure. The patient should consult a doctor if they experience any of the following problems:

  • Wound detachment.
  • Fever.
  • goose bumps.

Pain stages after thigh lift :

Day 1: This is the hardest and most painful feeling, and compression garments should be worn to reduce swelling and discomfort, and help tissues heal.

One week after the operation: It is normal to still feel pain and discomfort after one week of the operation, but the pain will subside over time, but if the swelling or pain increases, it may be a sign of infection or other complications that require a doctor’s attention.

Two to three weeks after surgery: The pain continues to subside and may disappear during the second and third weeks, and the bruising begins to fade.
During this time, most patients recover, allowing them to return to work and light exercise, with the importance of continuing to avoid vigorous activity.

Six weeks after surgery: After six weeks, most patients recover from enough pain to resume their usual routine.
The pain subsides within a few weeks, but intermittent pain may occur for a short time during the first year after thigh lift surgery, which is a sign of healing of the nerves.

The inner thigh lift is the hardest to recover from and the most painful. The tightening of the skin in this area makes it difficult to walk.

Tips for reducing pain after a thigh lift :

There are many things that help control pain after a thigh lift, the most important of which are:

  • Take the painkillers prescribed by your doctor.
  • Applying ice for the first 24 hours after the operation, which reduces pain and swelling in the thighs Ice packs are placed for 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute rest period to restore sensation of cold during installation.
  • Rest, especially the first two weeks.
  • Drink enough water, as internal body hydration helps speed recovery and reduce complications.
  • Simple movements like walking around the house stimulate blood circulation and reduce the risk of clotting, with the importance of avoiding strong or excessive movements.

Thigh lift complications in Turkey :

Although serious complications from thigh lift surgery are not common, as with any surgery it is not without its risks, the most important of which are:

  • Bleeding;
  • scars;
  • infections.
  • Skin discoloration.
  • Loss of skin elasticity.
  • Fluid buildup.
  • Deep vein thrombosis.
  • Heart or lung complications.

The patient’s risk of complications may increase if they smoke, do limited physical activity, or eat a diet high in processed foods.