Thighplasty is a surgical procedure performed to remove the excessive skin from the inner part of the thighs. It is usually performed in patients who significantly reduced their body mass and have loose and sagging skin on the thighs as a consequence. The thighplasty tightens and improves the overall appearance of the tights. However, the surgery also results in a visible scar on the inner part of the tights. The appearance of the postoperative scar is unpredictable, but it will usually improve over the time.
Who is a candidate?
Patients with the excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue in the thigh region.
Before the surgery
The plastic surgeon will thoroughly analyze your medical history as well as the condition of the thigh region.
You will also receive detailed information that will help you to properly prepare for the procedure. It includes:
- quitting smoking,
- list of contraindicated drugs,
- proper wound care technique,
- eating and drinking restrictions day before the surgery.
The course of the surgery
You will discuss the concerns and expectations regarding the procedure with your plastic surgeon. The treatment options and possible effects of the surgery will be also considered. During the consultation, the surgeon will discuss the possible course of the scar, risks and benefits of the surgery.
Type of the anesthesia
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
After the surgery
After the surgery is over, a compression garment or dressing will be placed in the operated area. The recovery period will take approximately 14 days.
The thighplasty results in firm and smooth thighs, which makes them look younger and more attractive. A postoperative scar may remain wide and flushed, however it usually fades and softens over the time. The final appearance of the scar will be formed about 12 to 18 months after the surgery.