Thigh lift is an aesthetic surgery performed to eliminate sagging, dents and bumps in the skin and deformities in the inner leg. It is a problem that especially women complain about and have aesthetic concerns about, but thanks to a thigh lift these problems can be easily overcome.  

What is thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift aesthetics is one of the most used and satisfying aesthetic surgeries, especially thanks to the medical technology that has been developing in recent years. The area of the legs from the hip to the knee is called the thigh. Women with deformities in the thigh area can have the sagging skin in this area tightened to get rid of the unpleasant appearance and achieve a younger and more vibrant look. For this purpose, thigh lift should be performed with the assistance of experienced plastic surgeons. 

What causes sagging of the thigh?

The causes of sagging skin on the thigh can depend on many different criteria. The main causes of sagging thighs, which often cause an unsightly appearance and which women complain about, include:

  • The effect of advancing age
  • Excessive weight gain and loss
  • Lack of exercise 
  • Pregnancy
  • Genetic problems
  • Loss of elasticity of the skin over time. 

Due to such problems, thigh lift surgery may be preferred to eliminate the problem of looseness and sagging of the skin in the thigh area of the body. As the thinning of subcutaneous fatty tissue over time causes the skin of the legs to sag, especially on the inner thigh, a poor appearance is inevitable. 

How is a thigh lift performed?

Thigh lift is one of the most preferred practical aesthetic applications. The main purpose of these aesthetic surgeries is to remove excess skin and fat from the inner sides of the upper legs. The following steps are performed during the process:

  • In thin patients with very little skin fullness, excess skin is removed from the thigh region to leave a horizontal scar on the inner side of the groin. 
  • Sagging skin is sutured after stretching for a smooth and youthful appearance.
  • For people with excess skin and excess fat, liposuction is performed. 
  • There are no scars when the stitches are removed. 

Thigh lifts are used for people who wish to undergo plastic surgery after being examined by a specialist surgeon. The duration of the surgery may vary depending on the person's body condition and the procedures to be performed. 

Is a thigh lift risky?

The risks of a thigh lift are as great as any other aesthetic surgery. Since these surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia, it is not possible for the person to feel pain during the aesthetic surgery. Thigh lift surgery usually takes 2 to 3 hours. 

After the thigh lift, the person does not feel excessive pain. Individuals who remain under medical supervision for a day or two are discharged if necessary and continue to rest at home. Attention should be paid to the recovery process after a thigh lift. 

Recovery process after thigh lift surgery

The recovery process for thigh lift surgery consists of points that need to be examined very carefully. Mild pain can be relieved by taking painkillers after the surgery. After the surgery, the person can get up the same day and is discharged after spending a night in the hospital. During the healing process, the following should be observed:

  • Walking can be started about 1 week after surgery.
  • Heavy sports or physical activities should be avoided for up to 4 weeks.
  • Smoking or consumption should not be reduced to speed up the healing process.

Choosing a specialist for thigh lift is also very important. However, thigh lift prices can vary depending on the condition of the area to be performed and the plastic surgeon performing the procedure.