Thigh lift : Thigh reduction surgery
The thighs’ skin is thin and its elastic fibers are fragile. As a result of aging, pregnancy or significant weight loss, the thighs’ skin may lose its elasticity. The fat excess, located in the thighs, is often associated with the problem of skin excess. So, the increase of its volume can become annoying when walking because of the frictions.
In order to remedy this problem, the Thigh Lift technique, also known as Thigh Reduction, is designed to remove the excess of skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs, or both. The purpose of the procedure is to remove the excess skin, reduce the underlying fatty infiltration and redraw the thighs shape.
It treats the non-aesthetic appearance of thighs; fatty tissue, sagging skin and stretch marks, in order to get a more defined and noticeable body contour. The ideal candidates for this surgery are those with stable weight who need to reshape their thighs in order to regain their self-confidence about their bodies. It is also recommended for people who suffer from unwanted skin, cellulite and thin layers of stubborn fat caused by an intensive weight loss program or aging effects on their thighs. In addition, Thigh Lift is the most convenient surgery for patients who do not have serious health conditions, such as cardiac problems, and do not smoke heavily, for it would delay or impair their healing process.
Thigh lift cost in Tunisia
The price of a Thigh lift in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least 65% cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
The thigh lift cost in Tunisia is greatly cheaper than the cost in the United Kingdom, thus enabling you to save up to £ 5686. This price difference is due to the important price discounts Cosmetica Travel manages to negotiate for its patients and also the fact that the pound sterling is worth 3.9 more than the Tunisian Dinars.
Thigh lift in Tunisia in short
How is a Thigh Lift Surgery performed?
A thigh lift involves liposuction along with the removal of excess skin to restore a healthier looking shape or contour. If the skin tone is good and excessive fat is the main problem, liposuction alone may improve the condition.
The surgeon will examine your body shape to define the most appropriate type of Thigh Lift surgery for you in terms of incision's choice. In this first medical examination, you will be informed on the intervention procedure, the expected result, the healing process and the post operative advises. Furthermore, you will be asked about your expectations, requests, your current health and medical history. There are a variety of thigh lift methods depending on the size and shape of the incision to be used to get rid of fat and tissue. The two most common types of Thigh Lifts are: the Medial Thigh Lift, also known as Inner Thigh Lift,and the Extended Medial Thigh Lift. The Inner Thigh Liftis advised for people who want to correct the appearance of their legs which can be deteriorated by the aging process and skin laxity. It targets the upper inner thighs by making an incision within the groin area, and then removing a crescent of skin and fat.
The remaining skin is lifted and tightened. The scar resulting from the Inner Thigh Lift technique, called V scar, goes from the groin to the lower zone of the pubis. It is generally hidden by the lateral folds of the genital zone. The second procedure is called Extended Medial Thigh Lift or Extended Inner Thigh Lift. It is recommended for those who have a significant sagging skin after a significant weight loss. It involves the same area as the first technique, but it is extended from the groin down to the knee or back to the crease of the buttock. This technique corrects disproportionate skin such as cellulite. As for this type of procedure, the scar is known as T-scar. In fact, it combines the first shape of the Inner Thigh Lift scar with another vertical inner one down to the knee. However, it can be easily masked under clothes.
After the surgery, incisions will be bandaged, and scars will remain visible at the beginning, but will diminish over time.
Post operative effects and recovery after a Thigh Lift Surgery
The patient will go through a soreness and swelling period. Antibiotics and anticoagulants are administered to diminish uncomfortable pain and to stimulate blood flow. The patient will wear a compression panty or elastic bands. The post-surgical recovery term is about seven to ten weeks in which patients have to follow the surgeon's instructions: They should avoid any strenuous physical activity the first month after the surgery. They should reduce their body's movements. Nonetheless, they should walk around to keep their blood circulating. The patients will keep their compression garment at all times till one month after the surgery. As of the seventh week, patients can return to their normal activities and their daily life. Three months after the surgical procedure, scars start to fade. Whenever the patients expose their thighs to sunlight, applying an SPF15 sunscreen is advised.
Result and outcome of Thigh Lift Surgery
The result is immediately visible in terms of skin quality, and legs will appear more sculpted and proportional. Scars will improve over time but they can be hidden by clothing. Healing requires approximately one year but varies from one person to another. Thighplasty is a personalized procedure. It makes people feel more confident about their appearance by enabling them to have attractive legs and firmer thighs.
Photos before and after a Thigh Lift
Advices before and after Thigh Lift surgery
The surgeon will give you a few instructions. Before the Thigh Lift surgery, it is essential to stop smoking and drinking a few weeks before the surgery. Moreover, you will undergo a detailed medical analysis and physical examination to evaluate your fitness and general health status for surgery. You may be asked to take certain drugs to regulate your health condition or to adjust your current medications that may interfere in your surgery or healing process.
After the Thighplasty, the patient should follow the surgeon's recommendations such as keeping the compression panty to boost skin retraction. The patients should require a few pieces of advice on: how to care for their surgical site, when the elastic band and stitches will be removed, which medications to be taken in order to prevent infection and how to apply ointment on the scars. With Thigh Lift surgery, patients will get a toned and proportional thighs and improved legs contour. All in all, it is important that the patients maintain a good hygiene and a stable weight for a long-lasting result.