How is a thigh lift performed?
A thigh lift involves tightening and removing the excess tissue on the inside of the thighs. During the thigh lift, the soft tissues are moved inwards and upwards to fix them at the highest point (at the edge of the pelvis) (so-called pexia of the thighs). This means the tightening of the thighs can permanently counteract the effects of gravity to prevent the skin and soft tissues from wearing out again in the long term. Basically, two different procedures can be distinguished from each other, both of which have their justification and areas of application. On method means, the incision can be made during the thigh lift in such a way that the result is a spindle-shaped figure far up on the inner side of the thighs. This spindle-shaped form can be used to move the soft tissues of the thigh inwards and upwards in such a way that the end result is a fine scar on the inside of the thigh, which is just below the pubic area and thus remains largely inconspicuous. Alternatively, this incision can be extended during the thigh lift so that the incision runs down the inside of the thighs to the knee. This results in a thigh lift with a t-shaped scar on the inside of the thighs.
When is the t-shaped incision useful for a thigh lift?
A t-shaped cut in the direction of the knee makes sense if the thigh lift is not restricted to the upper part of the thigh. Then, following the spindle-shaped incision, a T-shaped incision can be made. This means the middle and especially the lower third of the thigh can also be changed by the thigh lift. The t-shaped incision is therefore particularly suitable for a thigh lift after massive weight loss, where the excess soft tissue and skin is so clearly manifested that a lift with a single transverse scar close to the pubic area is not sufficient. The choice of the right procedure is extremely important for the shape and thus the result of the thigh lift. As a rule, problems do not arise from longer scars but from unshapely and poorly tightened thighs. Therefore, if the findings are appropriate, the choice should be made for the T-shaped incision, so that no compromises have to be made in the shape and result of the thigh lift.
Can liposuction be sensibly integrated into the thigh lift?
Similar to other forms of lifting operations (abdominoplasty, upper arm lift, etc.), it can be useful to combine the thigh lift with liposuction. The advantage is that the thigh lift can be sutured more easily and without tension after the subcutaneous fat mantle has been treated with liposuction. In addition, special deposits and fat accumulations, which have so far proved resistant to diets and sport, can be identified and marked before the thigh lift. This can also significantly improve the overall result of the thigh lift and bring out the thigh’s contour and silhouette harmoniously.
Can a Thigh Lift be performed without Surgery?
The traditional thigh lift surgery is of course only one of several ways to tighten the thighs. A thigh lift can also be performed completely without incisions, non-invasively and gently: Methods such as tightening with the help of thread lifting, laser skin resurfacing, laser lipolysis or tightening with liposuction offer such a possibility.
What Risks and Complications can occur during Thigh Lift?
A thigh lift surgery in itself is unproblematic and for the most part does not involve any complications. However, as with any other operation, risks cannot be completely excluded. In order to reduce these to a minimum, some details should be clarified before the thigh lift. For example, you must inform us of any allergies to medications or blood clotting disorders. In addition, you must be treated with special care if you are susceptible to certain diseases of the veins and vessels or thromboses or embolisms. In addition, primary complications such as secondary bleeding or wound infections can sometimes occur. However, these types of complications can be avoided to a large extent by taking antibiotics and strictly adhering to hygiene measures. The most common complications of a thigh lift include bruising, feelings of tension, swelling and pain on movement, which, however, subside after a short time if the affected area is rested and cooled.
Basically, you can save yourself from most complications by choosing the right experienced and highly qualified surgeon.
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