Thigh lift Thigh reduction

Thigh reduction surgery removes excess skin and fat from the inside and front of the upper thigh to produce a firmer, more youthful contour.

Most frequently in relation to either weight loss, the ageing process or occasionally multiple pregnancies associated with fluctuations in weight, the skin of the inner thigh can become looser and thinned by stretched marks.

The aesthetic impact of these changes is bothering some people significantly.

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At the time of the consultation for thigh lift, it is important to appreciate the general medical condition of the patient as a number of medical problems can affect the outcome of the surgery.

In particular problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure need to be well controlled before embarking on this type of surgery.

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Thigh lift surgery takes place under a general anaesthetic, weather it is carried out on its own or in combination with other treatments.

The procedure typically starts with infiltration of the treatment area and liposuction. This approach has led to improvement of the outcomes as this approach involves a more superficial dissection and less interference with the lymphatic circulation in the thigh.

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One of the more difficult aspects related to post operative care after thigh lift is maintaining good hygiene in the groin region and around the incision lines.

A modality that works well is to use an antiseptic wash every time when going to the bathroom, to keep the perineum and groin region clean.

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The risk of infection is an important consideration with thigh lift surgery because of the positioning of the scars. Antibiotics are prescribed after the surgery and will need to be taken for the first week typically.

Antibiotics however do not eliminate the risk of infection and if you feel there may be a starting infection around the thigh it is important to notify your surgeon promptly so that the treatment protocol can be adjusted accordingly.

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