The surgery will take 1 - 2 hours. But you can expect the process to take a whole day, including tests and preparing for the surgery. And the patient is expected to stay overnight in the hospital post-operation.
The recovery period will differ from one patient to another, and it depends on the extent of the procedure. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide you with a compressing dressing to apply on the thighs to reduce swelling. They may insert a tube to drain any fluids accumulated in the surgery area.
You should take a minimum of 10 days off work, reduce any leg movement, and prioritize your leg to stay in an elevated position.
In the first two days after the surgery, you will feel discomfort and follow a medication plan to reduce the pain. But you will notice an immediate change in the thighs' contour. The bruising will fade away after a month from the surgery.
You will need to avoid lifting heavy objects and performing demanding activities. Typically your wounds will need six to eight weeks to heal.
Thigh lift surgery has a success rate of 90%
A thigh lift, also known as Thighplasty, is a surgery performed on a patient who experienced massive weight loss and suffers sagging and excess skin in the thigh area. The surgeon makes small incisions following the bikini line to remove the excess skin and lift the remaining skin to give the thighs a tight contour.
Typically, a thigh lift is performed with liposuction surgery to get the best results.
There are 3 types of thigh lift: Inner thigh lift, outer thigh lift, and vertical thigh lift.
Inner thigh lift - focuses on the inner area of the thighs
Outer thigh lift - targets the front and outside area of the thighs
Vertical thigh lift - targets a broader area to remove more sagging skin and requires a larger incision.
We will ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide below to evaluate your case for your online consultation.
We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best thigh lift surgeon available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure. Here is what you can expect:
1. Final consultation with the surgeon
The surgeon will discuss the proposed surgery plan with you and address any concerns or expectations you have about the surgery. They will examine your thighs and draw marks suggesting the incision areas.
Your surgeon will give you general anesthesia, and you won't feel any pain during the surgery.
Your surgeon will choose the appropriate incision based on the type of thigh lift surgery. Then remove the excess skin and fat cells before suturing the incision. Your surgeon may insert a drain (a thin tube); the tube drains fluid and blood. Your doctor will remove the tubes a few days after the surgery.
If an excess amount of fat is present, your surgeon might perform liposuction before doing thigh lift.
After surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital overnight. Your team of providers will watch to ensure you're healing. You may wear a compressing dressing to reduce swelling. Before discharging the hospital your doctor will explain aftercare instructions.
What does a thigh lift do?
Thigh lift surgery tightens the skin in your thighs, and it removes sagging skin and fat cells to give the thighs a slimmer contour.
How painful is thigh lift surgery?
During the surgery and after the surgery, you will be under medication to ease the pain. But expect to feel minor pain and discomfort until a few weeks after the surgery.
Can you walk after a thigh lift?
Your doctor will advise you to rest after the surgery. But light walks are encouraged after the surgery to speed up the recovery and improve blood circulation.
Does thigh lift reduce cellulite?
Thigh lift surgery focuses on eliminating sagging skin, including cellulite.
Is thigh lift cost abroad affordable?
In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the thigh lift cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.