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Tahsin Gorgulu MD Explains Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh Lift

By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Tahsin Gorgulu, MD

Tahsin Gorgulu MD Explains Thigh Lift Surgery

Especially if you have a sagging problem in the upper part of your legs after significant weight loss, the first aesthetic intervention that comes to mind is thigh lift surgery.

Thigh lift operation, also known as thigh lift or leg aesthetics, can be a great way to tighten your legs and remove excess loose skin from the body and greatly improves your overall appearance.

However, we know that, like many patients, you have many questions, especially the thigh lift healing process. Plastic Surgeon Tahsin Gorgulu MD replied our question about thigh lift:
Tahsin Gorgulu MD

What is Thigh Lift Surgery and How is it Performed?

uyluk germeThigh lift surgery is an operation in which we intervene the excess skin on the inner part of the upper legs and remove it from the body. More often than not, we observe this damaged tissue as the result of significant weight loss.

Excess weight causes the skin to expand, and when the patient loses weight, the skin unfortunately does not fit the new size and shape of the body and turns into a saggy inner leg. Inner leg sagging can also be a result of aging and gravity.

Inner thigh lift  surgery can be performed in several different ways, depending on the patient's sagging shape and degree.

The Length of the Incision May Vary Depending on the Deformation in the Leg

lenght of the incisionOften, an incision is made from the inside of the upper leg to the level of the kneecap, the excess skin is removed from the body and the incision is closed.

The length of the incision may vary depending on the deformation in the leg, if necessary, a mini leg stretching can be performed. In addition, liposuction can be included in the operation to better shape the thigh area.

During the thigh lift operation examination, your doctor will explain every detail of them.

How is the Thigh Lift Recovery Process? When Exactly are the Results Received?

thigh lift surgeryIt will usually take 1-2 months for you to see the final results of a leg stretch. I recommend taking an average of two weeks off work. It will be difficult for you to drive in this process.

It will take about six to eight weeks for you to return to your normal exercise routine.

Reviews of those who have had thigh lift surgery are generally very positive and they need advice about the recovery period.

What Do You Recommend During the Thigh Lift Recovery Period?

thigh lift recoveryIn addition to getting plenty of rest after thigh lift surgery, there are a few things you can do to ensure your comfort and a faster recovery. First of all, after thigh stretching, a corset that tightly wraps your legs should be worn.

This will promote healing and give your skin a tight, sculpted appearance. I suggest you quit smoking as it can slow down the natural healing process.

What Would You Say About Before and After Thigh Lift Surgery? What Do Leg Stretch Marks Look Like?

before and after thigh liftBefore the thigh lift, the patient has a swaying and flowing skin tissue. It wobbles a lot. But then he regains a tight form. It is true that a thigh lift leaves some scars, but the scars fade over time.

Moreover, it is important whether the patient wants saggy skin or a leg area with scars but in shape. In the meantime, we try to make the incision to the blind spot as much as possible and leave it in the full leg.

There are also a few things you can do to reduce the appearance of incision scars. First of all, make sure to use sunscreen every time you go out. While stronger protection is better, an SPF of at least 15 is appropriate.

Second, you can use topical creams or gels with your doctor's advice to minimize scarring.
 

What are the Advantages of Those Who Have an Inner Thigh Lift Surgery?

inner thigh liftThe biggest benefits of a thigh lift are leg thinning, reduction of sagging and excess skin. This is an issue that even regular exercise cannot solve. Cosmetic surgery is often the only correct answer to any problem with skin laxity.

There are some medical devices for a non-surgical inner thigh lift, but unfortunately, none of them can give the tight and tight form that we will get from thigh lift  surgery.

I would also like to add that we can solve a certain level of looseness with liposuction and Argon Plasma.

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Written on 14/09/2022

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Last Update: 14/09/2022

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