Thigh Lift Surgery Q&A’s with Dr Chana

Date posted: 30 October, 2014
Posted by: Mr Jag Chana
thigh lift surgery with dr chana


Having sagging or stretched skin is something that a lot of women and men experience at some point in their lives. Whether it’s due to weight gain, extreme weight loss or just simply a loss of elasticity within your skin, it’s not a welcome problem to cope with when you have excess sagging skin on and around the thighs. Not only is this unsightly but it can cause rubbing and soreness between the thighs and can cause difficulty exercising. The best surgical solution to this in the form of a thigh lift. Here, Mr. Chana answers your questions...


What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that removes and reduces the look of sagging and stretched skin on the top and inner sections of the thigh.


What does thigh lift surgery involve?

During thigh lift surgery an incision is created at the top of the thigh. The excess skin is then removed and the remaining skin is pulled into place. Depending on whether you are suitable for a full or mini thigh lift will determine where any scars will appear on the skin. Either way these scars, although visible, will be minimal and can be hidden within the natural folds of the skin in some cases. If you are suitable for a mini thigh lift the scar will be cleverly be positioned within the crease of the groin crease. If you are only suitable for a full thigh lift the scar will be positioned on the inner point of the thigh and will extend vertically down the inner aspect of the thigh. Scarring will be discussed in more depth during your consultation, but most patients find the advantages of removing the excess skin far outweigh the presence of scars.

 

What’s the recovery like after thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift surgery will require a general anaesthetic and you will need to spend a night in hospital after your procedure in order to recover and to be monitored postoperatively. The initial recovery is about two weeks during which time you will need to rest and no exercise is advised for about 6 weeks.


Is thigh lift surgery for me?

There are a lot of positives that can come as a result of undergoing thigh lift surgery. For example, patients can expect a vast improvement in the look and feel of their thigh skin. Thigh lift surgery will considerably improve the laxity of the thigh skin. Thigh lift surgery can also do wonders for your confidence levels. Suffering from loose or sagging skin on your thighs can make you feel extremely self-conscious, especially when it comes to the summertime and wearing bikinis on holiday. With the help of a thigh lift, you can relax on the beach without fear that someone has noticed your sagging thighs.

Like any cosmetic procedure, thigh lifts come with their own set of potential risks and side effects that should be understood and carefully considered before deciding to undergo treatment. Some possible risks and side affect you may encounter as a result of thigh lift surgery include bleeding, infection and change or loss of sensation within the skin on the thighs. Scarring can often take a year or longer to fully mature.


How do I know who to choose to undertake my thigh lift surgery?

A lot of people discover finding a surgeon to trust is the hardest part of their cosmetic journey in terms of producing the level of results they are hoping for, but also in terms of ensuring safety. It can be an extremely frustrating and time-consuming process.

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