Leg Lift

Leg Lift

What is thigh lift?

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.

Why is it done?

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.

What is thigh sagging? Why does it occur?

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.

How is thigh lift performed?

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.

How long does thigh lift operation take?

It varies according to the body condition of the patient. Thigh lift surgery usually takes about 2-3 hours.

Is thigh lift a painful procedure?

Thigh lift surgery does not result in severe pains. Any aches and pains in the first few days can be resolved with simple painkillers.

Type of Anesthesia

Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

Before thigh lift surgery

Who can have thigh lift surgery?

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.

Doctor Selection

Thigh lift operations are performed by aesthetic and plastic surgeons.

Things to consider before surgery

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.

After a thigh lift

Things to consider after surgery

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.