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Body Contouring Surgery

Thigh Lift 

Ageing, weight loss and pregnancy can all cause a natural flaccidity of the soft tissues of the thigh. This procedure returns the natural contours of your thighs and buttocks.

Summary of the procedure

The excess skin is removed. Generally, scars are hidden in the crease of the groin; in some cases, there is a vertical scar along the inside of the thigh.

It is performed under general anaesthetic and your length of stay would be one night.

Postoperative period

After the procedure, the patient awakes with a compression dressing over the area. A compression garment will need to be worn 24/7 for up to four weeks after surgery.

Time off and recovery

Take it easy for the first couple of days, gradually building up. There will be some bruising and discomfort, but this will gradually improve. You should be able to return to normal moderate activities after four weeks. With full healing you could go swimming after two weeks but leave more strenuous exercise until after six weeks and avoid driving for the first two weeks after the operation.

What you need to be aware of

As with any surgical procedure, there can occasionally be complications; possibly including scars, bleeding, seroma, infection, asymmetry, altered sensation, blood clots in legs and lungs. Occasionally, over time the skin can start to sag again.The chances of any complication can be reduced by observing the postoperative recommendations above. Smoking is also a risk factor. This subject is always fully discussed during your initial consultation.

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