It is the surgical removal of excess fat and skin in the thighs that cannot be eliminated by diet and sports. These excesses may occur after excessive weight loss, as well as structurally depending on age or pregnancy.
Due to the soft tissue structure of the inner part of the leg, they are areas where fat tissue can be stored easily and show rapid sagging due to age. This situation can create dissatisfaction in terms of aesthetics, as well as functionally, it can cause discomfort to the patient while walking and can also disrupt his comfort.
Among the reasons that direct patients to this surgery, the patient's discomfort from friction, which can occur even while walking, can be shown. This may increase the risk of patients being exposed to problems such as diaper rash or fungus during the summer months.
For this reason, thigh lift operations both relieve aesthetic concerns of patients and provide a more comfortable life.
If it will be performed after bariatric surgery, it is recommended that the person stay at a constant weight for 6 months and have a body mass index below 25.
The incisions made in the thigh stretching process are closed in such a way that they remain in the inner and upper folds of the leg.
The operation takes 1-2 hours under general anesthesia. You stay in the hospital for 1 day. If a drain is used, it is removed the next day.
Patients can usually return to their social life after 2 weeks. It is recommended to apply a corset for 3-4 weeks.
Stretching can be done together with liposuction or alone.