What is the Procedure Like?
All our thigh lift procedures are performed in our accredited surgical facility by your LPS surgeon on an outpatient basis for your comfort, safety, and privacy. When you awaken from the procedure, your thighs will be wrapped in compression bandages, and in some instances, drains are placed to help prevent fluid retention. The first few days are the most uncomfortable, and you may need the help of a loved one for the first 24-48 hours.
What is Recovery from a Thigh Lift Like?
A thigh lift is a major surgical procedure, and most patients require 1-3 weeks off work to recover. You’ll be prescribed pain medication to help with the initial discomfort, and resting will facilitate faster healing. Your LPS surgeon will recommend light mobility the first few days to promote healthy blood circulation, but don’t overdo it. Most patients return to work after 2-3 weeks and begin resuming moderate physical activity around this time. You’ll likely be cleared for more strenuous exercise between 4-6 weeks, depending on the rate your body heals.
What Results Can I Expect from a Thigh Lift?
The best part about a thigh lift is that, despite initial swelling and bruising, you’ll see an immediate improvement in the contours and skin tightness of your thighs. Keep in mind, it may take several months for the swelling to subside completely. Overall, people are often pleased with the outcome of their thigh lift. They feel more confident wearing shorts or swimsuits, and the discomforts of having excess skin and unwanted fat are significantly diminished. If you’re ready to have smooth, slender thighs, give us a call today.