A thigh lift surgery is performed to improve contour and remove excess skin from either the inner or outer thighs resulting from a massive weight loss.
There are two types of thigh lifts – Lateral and Medial
A lateral thigh lift is performed to lift skin and improve the contour of the outer thighs. This lift is performed through an incision that is made high up on the thigh, near the outer waist and can be concealed in the underwear.
A medial thigh lift tightens the skin of the inner thighs. It can be accompanied by liposuction to debulk the thighs further. The incisions used for this procedure are occasionally concealed in the groin. Often the scar will also be needed down the medial thigh towards the knee.
A thigh lift surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and the length of time taken to complete the surgery is from 90 minutes to 3 hours.
How long do I have to stay?
When your surgery is complete, dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions. A compression garment is often used to minimise swelling and support the new contour of your thighs as you heal. You will spend at least 48 hours in hospital for observation.
One or more small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect. Deep sutures are used to close any incisions that dissolve within four months. If there are any sutures in the skin they will be removed one to two weeks after surgery.
You are advised to remain in Malaysia for 2 weeks during recovery for regular follow up care.
What results can I expect?
The results of thigh lift surgery are visible almost immediately, but it may take several weeks for your final results to fully develop. Over time, some visible scars will remain, but your results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Scars also improve with time with maximum improvement requiring one year.
All cosmetic surgery procedures will be performed by our well sought-after Plastic surgeon at accredited Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.