Flabby legs that have lost their firm structure, can cause psychological problems, and can also impact confidence and thus, choice of clothing and cause walking comfort. As skin loses its elasticity and loosens over time, the tissues of legs also struggle to fight gravity. Thigh lift surgery is a procedure performed in middle-aged and older people who have lost adipose tissue over time.
Thigh lift surgery is frequently performed in middle-aged and older people with severe skin loosening of the inner leg tissue above the knee, apart from genetic disorders.
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia at our hospital, Apex Clinic, and the average operation time is 1 to 2 hours. An incision is made on the inner surface of the leg extending from the knee to the genitals, excess tissue is removed and liposuction can be used during this operation.
Any conditions that may hinder the operation to be performed at our hospital are checked by an anesthesiologist and necessary blood tests are performed.
Patients that undergo thigh lift surgery at our hospital can eat 4 hours after the operation and be discharged the same day. The patient can shower 1 to 2 days after surgery. Problems such as edema and swelling that may occur on the legs where the thigh lift procedure has been performed take 2 to 3 weeks to heal. However, patients who undergo thigh lift surgery do not have to take a step back from their daily lives for a long time, and can do light exercises. Painkillers will be sufficient since the patients will not experience significant pain.