Thigh reduction surgery is a type of cosmetic
surgery designed to alter the shape of your body. As we age it is natural for
skin to become looser and for weight-loss to become more difficult, especially
in areas where cellulite builds up. The thigh reduction surgery procedure is
designed to tighten the thighs and change their look.
Thigh reduction surgery should not be used as
an alternative to weight loss, the procedure is best suited to patients who are
close to their healthy weight but are nonetheless unable to lose baggy skin
through exercise and diet. Your doctor will inform you if the procedure is
suitable for your body.
Before undertaking the procedure your surgeon
will make an assessment to decide the most appropriate place to make an
incision for your body. The incision your surgeon makes is likely to be quite
long and will produce visible scars. As far as possible, your surgeon will
ensure that these scars are positioned where they can be hidden – for example within
a bikini line.
The thigh reduction surgery procedure is a
major surgical operation that takes roughly 2 to 3 hours and is usually
performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will remove areas of skin and
fat and tighten the area around the thighs to create a smooth look. Liposuction
may performed as part of the thigh reduction procedure and the operation can be
performed in tandem with a buttock lift.
Patients who undergo the thigh reduction
procedure will be able to return home after 1 or 2 days. Your medical team will
recommend a period of rest before returning to normal activities. The length of
this recovery period will depend on the extent of your surgery but is likely to
be in excess of a couple of weeks.
During the recovery procedure you will need to
wear a specialist body contouring garment to ensure that you heal correctly.
The scars produced by the surgery will be permanent but will lighten and become
less visible after 9 to 12 months.
Regular exercise can help reduce recovery time
for major surgery. Before beginning a course of exercise consult your medical
team for advice.
At One Hatfield Hospital
we can book you in to see a specialist Cosmetic surgeon, usually within 48
hours, for an initial consultation.
You can use your private
medical insurance or pay for your own treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0%
finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your
insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One
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