Are you looking for a safe, effective solution to sagging, misshapen thighs? The highly qualified specialists at Sthetix can cosmetically reshape your thighs with a thighplasty. Also known as a thigh lift, this procedure tightens, tones, and revitalizes your thighs to boost your confidence while wearing form-fitting clothing.
Recovery from a thigh lift may vary depending on your individual procedure. Your incisions are subject to tension and pulling immediately following surgery. It’s vital to be very cautious when sitting, standing, walking, and bending throughout the recovery process.
Thighplasty is usually carried out under general anesthetic and, in most cases, patients can go home the same day. You may feel sore immediately following your procedure, and should avoid driving. It’s important to have someone pick you up after surgery and be available to help for the first few days.
Your surgeon may fit you with a compression garment to protect your incisions and support your body as it heals. Bruising, swelling, and pain is common and can be managed with pain medication. You will be provided with comprehensive postoperative care instructions that will help you recover quickly and safely.
Resuming Daily Life
On average, the recovery period can take 4-6 weeks. Depending on the type of work, most patients are able to get back at it within 2-3 weeks. Normal activities can typically be resumed around this time, though short walks and gentle exercise are encouraged sooner. Your surgeon will advise on when it is safe to resume strenuous exercise and how long you should wait before driving.
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At the end of week one, you should be able to see a noticeable change in how your thighs look. Even though bruising and swelling will be present, most patients note slimmer silhouettes. The swelling will continue to reduce as you recover but may take up to six months to fully subside. Maintaining a stable weight contributes to achieving optimal results.
Tightness After Sitting
Sitting after a thighplasty can be painful due to the tension placed on the incisions. Some patients report feeling numbness and tightness after sitting for a while during the first 3-6 weeks of recovery. This usually goes away once they walk or move around.
After six weeks, the scars have reached their maximal strength, and activities like riding a bike or motorcycle will not hurt them. You may still feel discomfort associated with the pressure but will not cause injury to the tissue. The scars will continue to remodel for up to 18 months. The exact position and size of your scars will depend on the requirements of the procedure. Your surgeon will discuss these specifics during your consultation.
Tightness is normal throughout the recovery period but will improve with time as these areas continue to heal. It’s imperative you follow the postoperative care instructions to ensure you are caring for your incisions appropriately. If you have new concerns, you are encouraged to ask your surgeon.
Sthetix is an amazing cosmetic clinic. The staff are so helpful and welcoming I have never met service like it. The doctors are great as well they really know their stuff. I would highly recommend Sthetix for any surgery people are thinking of getting
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Ready to learn more about Thigh Lifts at Sthetix? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 317 9251. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.
*Individual results may vary.