A lifting of the thighs eliminates excess skin and fat and contours the surface of the upper thigh. It is particularly effective for removing the lax skin with the appearance of “orange peel”. In many cases, our doctors combine lifting thighs with buttock lifting, which eliminates excess fat and skin in buttocks.
Are you a good candidate for a thigh lift?
If the upper thigh has unwanted fat that bulges just under the hip joint, the skin in that area is lax and in excess and exercise and diet have failed to fix the problem, you are probably a good candidate for such a procedure, often associated with a buttock lift.
Dr. Sinescu and our medical staff are dedicated to helping get the body you want in a safe and proper way. Therefore, during your first appointment with our staff, before planning your surgery, the buttocks and the upper thigh region will be evaluated and we shall discuss your goals and expectations. We’ll review the various options suitable for you. You will be given a detailed explanation of the procedure, steps to be followed before and after surgery, potential risks and complications, costs and payment methods. We will answer all your questions. We’ll ask for your medical history, information on cigarette and alcohol consumption, and a list of all the medicines you use, including the over the counter ones.
Surgery will take place in one of the ultramodern clinics where our doctors work. The operation usually lasts between 1 and 5 hours. The type of anesthesia used and the anticipated duration of the procedure will be discussed with you at your first consultation. If the thigh and buttock lift is extensive, general anesthesia will be required. In most cases you will stay in the hospital for 1-2 nights.
The surgery starts with an incision along the upper thigh. Usually, although the incision can be extensive, it will be placed in a position that will allow you to wear a swimsuit without the scar being visible. Then we’ll remove excess fat and unwanted skin. The incision is sutured and a gauze dressing and a compression trouser are placed.
Recovery after thigh lift
Shower or bath – as soon as you feel comfortable
Return to work – 2-3 weeks after surgery
Driving – 3-6 weeks after surgery
Intense physical activity – 6 weeks after surgery
Fading of scars – it’s a few months to one year
What are the possible side effects or risks?
Any surgery has a degree of risk, and body surgery is no exception. During the first consultation, Dr. Sinescu will evaluate your individual risk level, all potential problems will be discussed and we will establish together if you have a strong indication for thigh lift. Strict adherence to all pre- and postoperative medical recommendations is crucial to reducing any danger. We will always be at your side to achieve a satisfactory and safe end result.
The most common complications include:
– postoperative bleeding and hematoma
– skin dehiscence
– modified local sensibility
– hypertrophic scarring
– remaining excess tissue
How long do the results last?
Thigh lift removes excess fat and tightens and softens the skin from your buttocks and thighs. These results generally last between 5 and 10 years; however, weight gain or pregnancy will affect the final appearance.
Frequently asked questions
What other procedures can be associated with thigh lift?
Buttock lifting is usually performed at the same time as the thigh lifting operation to enhance the overall appearance of this area. In addition, our doctors can combine a delicate liposuction to remove the fat from the operating region.
Is the surgical intervention covered by health insurance?
Thigh lift is considered an aesthetic surgery and therefore it is not covered by medical insurance. You are responsible for all the costs. The costs and payment methods will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Are there other alternatives?
Some patients can successfully respond to non-excision techniques such as liposuction. Patient expectations are critical in determining the best strategy. Improving the appearance of the lower limbs can be achieved through weight loss and sports, especially with toning exercises. If we face severe laxity of the skin and muscles, thigh lift is the only option that restores the desired contour and tone.