What is a thigh lift?
In patients who gain and lose excess weight, sagging occurs because the inner leg skin has little flexibility. To get rid of this excess skin, a leg lifting or thigh lift operation is required. Leg lifting can be performed with liposuction in patients with very thick inner legs. If the sagging is only on the upper side, stitch marks can be hidden in the crotch. If the sagging is excessive, it can go down to the knee from the inside, invisible from the front and back.
Who needs a thigh lift and who can have a leg lift?
Patients with sagging skin between the legs that have gained and lost too much weight,
Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and have excess skin between the legs,
It can be applied to patients whose weight is gathered in the legs and who disturb walking.
What should be done to prepare for the leg lift operation?
If you are taking contraceptive pills, you need to stop the 4 weeks before the procedure.
Stop smoking 4 weeks before the procedure
Start taking Iron tablets, Vitamin C and Arnica Drops at least 4 weeks before the procedure.
Stop the above vitamin supplements 1 week before the procedure.
Always be sure that to give all information about chronic illness and medicines and / or drug use.
Prepare yourself well both physically and mentally
Ask questions that come to your mind so that you are more confident and clear.
Always obey Maccenta’s recommendations
Bring someone with you, this will help you healing both physically and mentally.
Do not use blood thinners like the following 1 week before the procedure; alcohol, herbal tea, green tea, aspirin, etc.
Method of application and operation process leg or thigh lift
In the areas where fat will be removed, it is entered under the skin with the help of a cannula, a liquid is given to loosen the fat and the thinned fat is suctioned out. Excess skin is removed by incision, if possible, stitches are made on the crotch. If the skin is excessive, an incision is made towards the kneecap and stitched. The operation takes 2 to 3 hours on average and is performed under general anesthesia. One night stay in the hospital is enough. Our patient can walk 4 hours after the operation.
Post-operative and recovery period of thigh or leg lift
The corset produced for thigh lift operation is worn after the surgery and the patient is required to wear this corset day and night for 6 weeks. Edema occurs in the body after a leg lift. Thinning will be seen after 1 month, but the final result is seen after 6 months. You can travel by plane 3 days after the operation.
Leg lift operation is not suitable for whom.
Thigh lift surgery cannot be performed on people with a chronic disease that will prevent surgery.
Patients with low blood values are asked to be treated beforehand.
Contact Maccenta to find out if you are a good candidate for thigh lift.