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After Thigh Lift

Duration of surgery The operation lasts 2 hours – 2.30 hours, depending on the areas to be treated. It can be done under local anesthesia and intoxication, although general anesthesia is usually preferred. Length of hospital stay

You usually go out the same day or stay overnight by appointment.

Bandages and Sutures

The wound line will be covered with special stickers, gauze and a pressure bandage. These will stay for about two days. Once removed, you will need to wear a pressure corset. You will take a bath as soon as the gauze is removed on the 2nd or 3rd day.

Postoperative instructions and return to daily life

Day 1 Rest at home. You need help with basic chores and stay hydrated.

Day 2-3 You can take a bath with help. Continue the medications we prescribed. You start exercising, mainly walking, at a leisurely pace to sweat after 30 minutes.

Day 5–7 Suture removal, if any.

By the end of the first week you will have intense swelling. The epidemic phase begins now. At the end of the first month, the difference will be obvious and intense by subtracting several points from the periphery. Skin shrinkage will continue for the entire first trimester.

Leave from work and socialization

Leave for up to 14 days, depending on the extent of the operation. People differ in postoperative rehabilitation, but most patients are very comfortable in a week and will no longer feel discomfort or pain.

Time for exercise

You will start in 2-3 days, with a leisurely walk. Intense physical exercise (aerobics, etc.) should be avoided for 3-4 weeks.


Patients should avoid driving until they are completely free of pain and restraint. This is to ensure that they are covered by their insurance policy. It may take 10-14 days for them to adequately regain their strength.

Final result

Although the effect will be felt immediately, we will continue to see improvement for the first three months.


We will check your wound in 2-3 24 hours and remove the sutures (if any) in 5-7 days. I will meet you again at the end of the first month for photos and final instructions. Once again in 3 months.

Possible Complications With Thigh Lift

This is a routine operation with great success for the vast majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand what can go wrong. Possible complications are listed below.

Minor asymmetry: The same operation will be performed on both sides. However the end result may be slightly different on both sides. These are corrected with a small operation under local anesthesia.

Scars: The quality of the scars varies between patients and scarring may be observed. If correction is needed, it can be done under local anesthesia.

Minor skin abnormalities: Small areas with differentiation of the skin surface may be observed.

Aesthetic Disorders: Some altered sensation may be observed, but is usually corrected during the first few weeks.

Bruises / bruises: Usually minor and persist for about 10-15 days.

Blood clots in the legs and lungs (Venous thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism): Although they are still rare, it is important to avoid them by not smoking, not being overweight and starting mobilization immediately after surgery or as soon as possible. .

If you experience side effects that concern you please do not hesitate to contact us.

After Thigh Lift