Our patients in Cleveland, OH who are bothered by the way their thighs sag often undergo thigh lift to achieve firmer and tighter inner, outer, or front thighs. This procedure oftentimes involves a liposuction in order to remove extra fat found in the area. After which, the remaining skin will be pulled to an extent where it adapts to the natural contour of the thighs.
After your thigh lift, you may experience a couple of side effects – which is a normal occurrence. Your doctor will provide you with post-care instructions in order to alleviate symptoms and prevent further complications. It is important that you carefully follow these instructions not only to give you a speedy recovery, but also to ensure that the effects of your procedure will last much longer.
Right after the procedure, your doctor will encourage you to walk as much as you can tolerate. This activity will be helpful in preventing any accumulation of fluid in your thighs, as well as to avoid blood clots from forming. You must also limit any motions or strenuous activities that can strain the incisions. These activities include climbing the stairs, lifting heavy objects, and squatting.
Using Compression Garments
The surgery may cause the treated area to bruise and swell. In order to prevent these, you will be advised to wear a compression stocking around your thighs to both minimize the chances of swelling and to support the new shape of your thighs as the body heals itself.
As with any procedure, smoking can have negative effects on your recovery and results. If you are a smoker, your doctor will most likely advise you to stop doing so at least three weeks before your thigh lift. Smoking can reduce the elasticity of your skin, thus causing the reversal of the tightening in your thighs.
If you are interested in getting a thigh lift, request a consultation with Dr. Totonchi to learn more about the procedure and know how you can recovery quickly and maintain results for a longer time. Call us at (216) 778-2262 to book an appointment today!