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How Does a Thigh Lift Procedure Work

How Does a Thigh Lift Procedure Work

A thigh lift procedure is one of the most effective ways to work and improve the appearance of the thighs. It involves removing the excess skin on your thighs and sometimes the knees and buttocks. This is so that they appear slimmer and tighter. However, there is a strong before and after portion that you have to be ready for. A  thigh lift procedure requires several procedures over several months. It is only after this is complete that the results become visible.

A Thigh Lift Treatment

Before the Treatment

At the start of this treatment is a medical consultation with one of the clinic’s doctors. Here you will meet up with them for an interview and checkup. The doctor will do several things to determine if you are a suitable patient for the treatment.

The procedure of a thigh lift works begins with an interview. Here our doctors will explain the treatment to you, giving a general overview of it before going into some details. They will show the variations, the side effects, and an estimate of the costs. At the same time, they will also be asking you questions such as why you want this treatment and your expectations from it. More than just small talk, this is actually how doctors build their treatment. They take the things you want to achieve and apply them to the treatment, custom making it for you.

Aside from that, they may also want to examine the area you want to treat, in this case, your thighs. This lets them identify areas of fat and skin that they will treat. Where these are will affect which treatment you get. Some treatments aim for certain parts of your thighs while others also your buttocks and knees.

If all of this goes well they can approve you and give you a schedule for your treatment.

The Treatment Itself

The actual procedure for thigh lift requires surgery works by making an incision and providing stitches. Because of that, you will be under anesthesia throughout the thigh lift Melbourne

The doctors will then start by making an incision around the area they identified. Depending on what treatment you get, this can affect the location and size of the incision. An upper thigh lift will make a small incision that is easy to hide with underwear. On the other hand, a vertical thigh lift will run along the length of your thigh.

Regardless of what you pick though, the treatment is the same for both. Once the incision is made, the doctors will begin by clearing out the excess skin in your thigh. If there is some fat, they will also get rid of that. Doctors will push and shape your skin so that it folds upon itself. To make sure it sticks though, they will apply sutures around it to hold the skin in place before sowing it up. This leaves you with a much slimmer profile.

Post Treatment

After the treatment, if there are no complications you can go home to rest. While you recover, your leg will be covered in bandages and occasionally some fluids will leak out. The doctors will show you how to properly drain it and clean your bandages. They will remove it after a week or so. In the meantime, you should keep an eye out for any side effects.

As a thigh lift requires surgery there will be some side effects. The most common one is pain and discomfort around the area which can make movement difficult. You can get painkillers for that. Aside from those, there is also a chance of bleeding, fluid buildup, and swelling which is part of the process. More rarely though are issues such as an allergic reaction, fat necrosis, and asymmetry. If you encounter any of these, be sure to report it to your clinic right away to treat it. This requires more medication to fix and in some cases, this can require a follow-up operation.

However, if none of these happens, your body should be well on its way to recovery. Still, you should take it easy but slowly work your way back to normal life.