Thighplasty or thigh lift removes excess skin and wrinkles from the inner thigh that has lost its elasticity due to aging or weight loss.
It improves the appearance of the skin and definition of thighs; this problem is usually present in patients over 40 years and in young people who show flaccidity due to their own genetics or weight changes. In some cases, this procedure can be accompanied by liposuction to improve the results.
This treatment can be performed under general anaesthesia or blockage and sedation. The type and size of the incision depends on the surgical plan designed during the medical consultation, usually performed in the groin or until the buttocks fold for more advanced cases and achieve better results, the scar is covered by the fold. Sutures are placed and drains are placed for 3 to 4 days. A separation between the fat and the muscle on the inner side of the thigh is performed, the skin is stretched and the excess is cut by suturing the same to the realised inguinal cut.
A special girdle is used for 2 weeks to a month to maintain the results. The inguinal area is an area difficult to heal due to moisture and movement, so movement should be restricted.
After the first 2 weeks, you can return to your daily activities with some restrictions depending on the type of activity of each patient. It is important to remember that the best results are obtained following the medical instructions and taking care of yourself properly.
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No, the scar is a thin line that follows the fold of the groin itself and in cases that require it reaches the gluteus, so it is hidden between the leg and the gluteus, it is generally minor although sometimes because of movement and genetics it may widen a bit. There are treatments to improve and shorten the healing period.
It is important to avoid as much as possible the repeated movements of sitting and standing, as well as walking as little as possible during the first 10 days. By the third week your movements will be completely normal.
The effect is permanent but does not stop the ageing process.