The natural process of ageing can cause the skin to sag as thickness and elasticity is lost, underlying support fat thins out and levels of collagen in the skin decrease. People who have lost a large amount of weight after bariatric surgery (gastric banding/lap banding/gastric sleeves,) after pregnancy or from diet and exercise can also experience excess skin on different parts of the body. Skin that is stretched due to weight gain often lacks the elasticity to adapt to the body’s new contours after the weight is gone.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to tighten the inner thighs by removing excess skin and fat. A thigh lift can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures to restore a more youthful appearance or achieve the look you had in mind prior to losing weight. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, a thigh lift can be performed as part of an overall lower body lift or combined with other cosmetic procedures. These procedures may be performed at the same time or spread out over several months.
Removing sagging skin and excess fat from the inner thighs can dramatically improve the shape of your legs.
Post Op Care
Your Hospital Stay
- pain relief will be prescribed for you by the anaesthetist during your stay in hospital. It is important for your recovery to take regular analgesia.
- REST is important. We will assist you in organising a post operative garment which you will be expected to wear for 6 weeks. Driving may be best avoided for 2-4 weeks and you should avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks post operatively.
- we will organise an appointment for you 7-10 days after surgery at which time the dressings will be removed, sutures will be trimmed and new dressings/tapes will be applied. We will discuss pain relief and scar management at this appointment. Mr Timms’ nurse is available for appointments or to discuss concerns/queries Mon-Fri.