What is a Thigh Lift Surgery?
Thigh Lift Surgery creates a beautifully contoured and smooth shape. During a thigh lift the surgeon may also perform liposuction.
There are four types of Thighplasty procedures:
- Medial Thighplasty (Inner Thigh Lift)
- Outer Thighplasty
- Vertical Thighplasty
- Spiral Thighplasty
The Ideal Candidate
Thigh lifts are recommended for patients who have experienced weight gain, where liposuction alone would not be sufficient. Thigh lift procedures are not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
These characteristics best describe the perfect candidates:
- Someone with a stable weight
- Patients with excess soft tissue along the inner thigh and/or the outer thigh
- Healthy Individuals without any surgical risks or medical healing conditions
- Realistic expectations
How Much Does Thigh Lift Cost?
Before any procedure can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the clinical technician will assess the patients’ needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
- Duration of procedure
- Duration of your hospitalisation recovery
- Additional procedures required
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R50 000/ leg)
Thigh Lift Before and After
It can take anything from 3 to 5 weeks to recover from a thighplasty, drains are places for the first few weeks and left in until the amount of drainage reduces.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
With any surgery and risk of a bad reaction to the anesthesia, there are risks and complications. With a thighplasty procedure, the scarring is dependent on the type of thighplasty. The most popular inner thighplasty leaves minimal scarring whereas the vertical thighplasty will leave a long scar.
Normal Side Effects
During the first few day after surgery these symptoms are completely normal and vary across patients:
Other Possible Side Effects
Like all medical procedures, the risk of complications increase when proper aftercare treatment is not followed. These complications include:
- Fat necrosis (Dead and dying fat cells)
- Skin discoloration
- Blood clots
- A high fever
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.