What Is Hip Lift Operation?
We perform hip lift operation especially on people who has lost a major amount of weight after obesity operations etc. or whose tissues have sagged due to advanced age. Similar to abdominal lift operation, the sagged tissue and skin is removed to lift the area.
How To Prepare Before The Surgery?
General rules apply for hip lift operations as well such as cutting or regulating the use of aspirin and other blood diluents at least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc.) and herbal teas, not taking any alcohol before 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoking 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the remission period after the surgery.
How Is Hip Lift Operation Performed and How Is The Period After The Surgery?
Hip lift operations are performed under general anesthesia. It takes about 2-4 hours in average. The patients stay in the hospital for 1 night in general. The patients should take care while sitting after hip lift operations. The patient could return to normal work life after 10 days. Hip lift operations are not very painful operations. Painkillers could easily be used to deal with pains. Patients could experience a mild difficulty while sitting after the operation. Heavy exercise, especially running should not be performed until the sixth week.
How Are Scars In Hip Lift Operation?
The cut is planned to stay hidden under the underwear in hip lift operation. The scares usually take an indistinctive form in time and they are hidden scars. Still, the healing of the wound is specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (keloid, hypertrophic scar).