Body contour

THIGH LIFT

THE OPERATION                                                                                             Imprimer le consentement
Removal of the redundant skin with its adjacent soft tissues of the upper medial thigh region. Repositioning and tightening of the remaining tissues.

INDICATION
Skin slackness in the thigh region.

COUNTER INDICATIONS
Vascular problems in the lower extremities.

SURGERY (rarely as out-patient)
The skin and sub cutis is removed with a crescent shaped resection from the inguinal fold to the infragluteal fold.
The remaining skin will be pulled taught and anchored in the inguinal ligaments. If the circumferential skin redundancy is important, an additional vertical resection may be necessary.
  Operation time   2-3 hours.
  Anesthesia          general or local anesthesia with twilight premedication.
  Scars                   from the infragluteal fold to the inguinal fold, sometimes
                              longitudinally at inner thigh.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, UNDESIRABLE RESULTS
Hypertrophic scarring.
Scar migration.
Skin slough.

POSTOPERATIVE CARE
Suture removal after some 2 weeks.
Resume professional activities after 23 weeks.