Why Have A Thigh Lift?
Aging and weight loss can lead to skin losing elasticity and the development of exercise resistant fat. This is particularly discouraging for people who are committing to a healthy lifestyle.
A thigh lift is a procedure that will tighten the loose skin of the thigh and buttock by removing excessive skin and fat. It will not change the texture of the skin but by stretching it the crepiness is made less noticeable.
While having a Thigh Lift you will be placed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves reshaping and contouring the Thighs. Depending on your needs, different parts of the thighs can be lifted and because of this your incision may be different than others.
As with most surgeries there is a risk of noticeable scarring. However, Dr. Salas uses many techniques during and after your surgery to ensure the best possible cosmetic outcome.
Preparation & Recovery
Each patient will be given specific and tailored instructions regarding preparation for surgery.
Those who smoke run a greater risk of chest infection and the healing wounds in smokers may be slower. For patients who smoke it is advisable to cut down for a week before surgery and to stop smoking completely for three days immediately before the operation. Assumption of Aspirin or blood thinning medication should be avoided for two weeks before surgery as it can reduce natural blood clotting after the operation.
A compression garment needs to be worn for a minimum of 6 weeks after surgery to prevent fluid accumulation.