THIGHS WITH NO TONE OR FIRMNESS
Loose skin and flabbiness on the inner thighs tends to be the result of weight loss or the mere passage of time, which leave legs without suitable tone or firmness that can lead to hang-ups in individuals with this problem. This can greatly limit them in certain activities in their day-to-day lives, prevent them from wearing short skirts, swimwear, etc.
What is it?
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure designed to correct these problems on the inner thigh and, in doing so, achieve a firm thigh with no loose skin, giving the patient the confidence to use shorts and swimwear they could not use before.
SCAR HIDDEN IN THE GROIN
The extent of loose skin on the thigh can be greater or lesser depending on the degree of flabbiness and the quality of the skin tissue. In minor cases there is a more limited procedure, whereby all loose skin is removed from the upper thigh through an incision in the groin crease. This leaves a scar that is almost totally invisible.
In other cases where there is more flabby skin on the whole of the inner thigh we will have to open up a longer scar on the inner thigh, ensuring that it is as concealed and undetectable as possible.
WHAT IS THIGH LIFT SURGERY LIKE?
The procedure is performed with local anesthetic and sedation, or sometimes with an epidural and sedation. We remove fat as needed via liposuction of the whole inner thigh and conserve all the lymph vessels to avoid problems with seroma.
Excess skin is removed and we firm up the thighs via the traction of the surrounding tissue. The results are very good and the post-op period usually lasts two weeks.
Real-life cases - Dr. Perez de la Romana
Before-and-after photographs of real-life thigh lifts
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What type of anesthetic does this procedure require?
The procedure is performed with local anesthetic and sedation, or sometimes with an epidural and sedation.
How long does this procedure take?
About two or three hours.
Do I need to stay in hospital?
Yes. Usually, the patient should remain in hospital for around six hours, until they recover from the anesthetic. On other occasions, it is better to spend the first 24 hours after the procedure in hospital.
When will I be able to resume my employment?
This depends to a great extent on scarring in the groin area: it can be between one and two weeks.
Are the scars very visible?
Usually the scars are not visible, since they are located in the groin area and on the inner thigh.
Will I be able to go to the beach?
Yes, in the future you will be able to go to the beach, but you will have to protect the scars with SPF 50 sunscreen and avoid exposing the scars to the sun for the first six months.