A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the thighs. Excess fat and skin is removed and the supporting ligaments of the thigh are re-suspended. This gives a smoother, more toned look to the skin while improving the contours and proportions of the thigh and lower leg.
Thigh Lift Technique
An incision is placed in the groin and this may be extended along the inner thigh. Excess skin is removed and underlying tissue repositioned and secured. The residual fat is removed with liposuction and contoured to a more pleasing form.
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Thigh Lift Recovery
The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic with an overnight hospital stay. There is minimal pain following the procedure, which is usually well controlled with both intravenous and oral medications. You will need to wear a garment after surgery for a minimum of 6 weeks.
- Most patients require 2-4 weeks off before returning to work.
Meet the Experts
Dr Rohit Kumar is an Australian trained and fully certified cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Dr Kumar completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 1995 at the University of Queensland. He subsequently went on to successfully complete a Masters Degree in the field of Burns Surgery in 2004 – MMedSci (Burns)
His advanced surgical training commenced in the specialty of General Surgery in which he trained for four years. This gave him a solid foundation of technical knowledge and surgical perspective upon which he then built his considerable skills, once he commenced his advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Australasian training scheme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is one of the most thorough and rigorous in the world and upon successful completion of this training, over a period of ten years, Dr Kumar was awarded his Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – FRACS (Plas).
He thus brings over 15 years of surgical experience to his practice having been involved in over ten thousand procedures in that time.
Thigh Lift Risk
If you are considering a thigh lift, then it is important that you are informed of the potential risks, complications and side effects of this surgery.
While all care is taken to minimise or totally avoid these complications and side effects, complications may and do occur despite the best medical care. It is important that you carefully read and understand the risk factors and they will be discussed in more detail when you have your consultation with your surgeon.
The Risks include…
- Temporary numbness around the incision sites and the inner aspect of the thigh
- Leg Movement may be restricted
- Rarely the skin may not heal and a skin graft may be required
- A blood transfusion may be required
- Seroma (excess fluid ) may accumulate under the skin
- Keloid or hypertrophic scars may form.