Thigh Lift Melbourne

For some women, regardless of their fitness and weight loss efforts, their goal of firmer and more proportionate thighs continues to remain just out of grasp, often thanks to genetics.

A thigh lift makes it possible to reshape the thighs by reducing excess skin, and sometimes fat, providing a more streamlined silhouette of the lower body and thighs, and smoother skin.

Before the procedure

Dr Carmen Munteanu will carefully listen to your desires and expectations, discuss your age, health history, and risk factors. After a medical examination, she will advise you about your best options and recommend a treatment plan, from the preparation phase to long-term care.

The procedure

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Step 2 – The incision

Incision patterns will differ depending on the area or areas to be treated, the extent of correction, and the patient’s lifestyle. One common technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. You may qualify for a minimal incision medial thigh lift that involves an incision only in the groin area. Your surgeon will determine what’s appropriate.

Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Deep support sutures within below tissues help to form the newly shaped contours. Sutures close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the results

The smoother contouring that result from a thigh lift are apparent almost immediately, although originally obscured by swelling and bruising. You may be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks following your procedure to minimise swelling and support the tissues as they heal. Following a thigh lift, skin quality is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel.

Refining the contours of the outer thigh may entail an incision covering from the groin around the hip. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Deep support sutures within below tissues help to form the newly shaped contours. Sutures close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the results

The firmer contouring that results from a thigh lift are noticeable almost instantly, although originally obscured by swelling and bruising. It may be essential to wear a compression garment for several weeks following your procedure to diminish swelling and support the tissues as they heal. Following a thigh lift, skin quality is intensely improved both in appearance and feel.

Recovery and after care

When your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Results

The results of a thigh lift are visible almost immediately. However, it may take several months for the final results to fully develop. Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, most of your initial improvement should be relatively permanent.

Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

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