This procedure involves mainly the tissue ptosis of the inner thigh area occurring with ageing or weight loss.
The target is to remove the excess skin and fat from the area lifting the tissues to their natural position .The incision could be well hidden within the natural gluteal crease or with an extension on the medial aspect of the thigh depending on the degree of ptosis.The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation and the patient remains in the hospital overnight.
There is no age appropriate to undergo Thigh Lifting. When the person has a great deal of relaxation he/she can have the above procedure. However the patient should be at his or her desired weight because post-surgery weight loss can negatively affect the outcome of this procedure.
This procedure is almost painless both during and after surgery.
The patient may return to work after 3-7 days. After the surgery he should wear an elastic corset, which will give him slight pressure in the area of surgery to avoid edema. For some time it is recommended to avoid vigorous physical activity.
Yes it is permanent, provided that the patient does not have a large weight change.