Thigh lifting, or cruroplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that aims to tighten the skin located in the inner side of the thighs.
This procedure aims to refine the thighs and make them more aesthetic. Discover the indications of thigh lift and its recommendations.
Why consider a thigh lift?
It can happen that the skin of the thighs becomes loose with big excess skin. This phenomenon usually occurs as a result of significant weight loss, due to old age or as a result of poor hygiene, after losing weight or with aging. This gives thighs and the entire silhouette a non-aesthetic appearance.
In some cases, liposuction (aspiration of excess fat) may be sufficient to restore a better look to thighs, especially if the skin in this area has good elasticity characteristics. But if this is not the case, then a thigh lift will be necessary in order to give the thighs a more tonic appearance.
Results of thigh lift
Thig lift post procedure is usually not very painful; nevertheless, surgeon may prescribe classic painkillers.
During the recovery period, you will need a lot of rest, especially if the amount of fat and skin removed have been significant.
You will need to wear a compression garment, day and night for several weeks. This garment will facilitate the healing process, and will also be used to reduce oedema. Your bandage will be changed on the second day.
You can feel the lift result almost immediately, but it will take about 6 months before you can appreciate the final aspect of the thighs.
It is important to avoid doing any sudden effort during the first few weeks following the procedure not to cause a tension effect on the scars.
For the same reason, you will have to avoid sports for few weeks.
If your work requires physical effort, then your sick leave will need to be longer than that of an office employee, for example.
In order to avoid scars staining, it is necessary to avoid sun exposure for few months. If you go out, make sure you cover the scar well and use a sun screen.
Physical efforts after procedure
During the first few days after the operation, you may experience some difficulty walking, but it will still be a highly recommended activity as it helps reduce the appearance of blood clots (phlebitis).
In all cases, even if you are not walking enough, treatment will be prescribed to reduce this risk.
However, avoid doing a serious sports activity during the recovery period.
Sport resumption will only be possible 4 weeks after procedure. It is has to be progressive during the first sessions.