Thigh lift is a surgery to remove excessive thickness and loose tissues in the area of inner (outer) surface of thighs with the aim of improving their contour. The surgical interference helps to get rid of excess fat and sagging skin in thighs when exercise and massages have no effect. The surgery may be combined with buttock lift.
The surgery involves relocating adipo-dermal flaps and excising their excess. When the surgery is performed in the area of “breeches”, the adipo-dermal flaps are removed from outer side of the thigh. To remove folds on the inner surface of the thigh the incision is located in the groin. It is possible to combine both methods. On surgery completion the wounds are cosmetically stitched and special compression underware is worn.
Indications for thigh lift
- signs of adipositis, deformed thigh
- skin and fat deposits, their maceration (including cases after losing weight)
- skin flaccidity and folds
- excessive thickness of thighs with loose skin and fat.
Thigh lift is carried out in order to:
- add elastisity to the tissues;
- improve the thigh contour;
- reduce the amount of fat;
- eliminate excessive thigh thickness
- reduce the areas of intertrigo
General contraindications: cancer, cardio-vascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid diseases, diabetis, blood-clotting disorder, advanced obesity.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days
Duration of the surgery: 2-3 hours (depending on the complexity of the surgery). The patient stays in a clinical setting for for 2-3 days.
Anaesthesis: general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedative medications.
Incision options: on the lateral/outer side of the thigh and/or in the groin. When combined with buttock lift an additional incision may be made in the gluteal fold. The scars after their final maturation become barely visible in a few months after the surgery.
Recovery period. The patient wears special compression underware for 2-6 weeks after the surgery to reduce the risk of complications. The stitches are removed in 7-14 days. Swellings, bruises and other side effects disappear within 1-2 months.
Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, obtusion, moderate pain.
Risks: infectious complications, hematomas, long healing, seroma (fluid collection under the surface of skin), asymmetrical and highly noticible postsurgical scars, unequal thigh contours, tissue necrosis (death of tissues).
Result: long-term on conditions of maintaining a stable weight.
Is it necessary to be examined or tested before the procedure/surgery?
You can undergo a laboratory examination before the procedure/surgery in our clinic or at the place of your residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. General blood and urine tests.
2. Blood sugar test.
3. Blood group and Rh factor.
4. Coagulogram (blood coagulation).
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for Australian antigen, hepatitis "C", HIV.
7. Wassermann reaction.
9. Therapeutic consequence.
10. Fluorography examination.
11. A medical note from a gynecologist - for women.
If the surgery is performed under the local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelet count.
2. Blood sugar test.
3. Blood clotting time.
4. Blood test for Australian antigen, hepatitis "C", HIV.
5. General urine test.
6. Blood group.
7. Fluorography examination.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 USD.
Is anesthesia included in the service cost?
The cost of anesthesia is not included and it is paid additionally, depending on its type and duration.
Can I stay at your clinic after the surgery for the follow-up care?
You can stay at the in-patient department of our clinic during the post-surgical period. This service is paid separately - from 100 USD. up to 200 USD. per day.