Thigh Lift Pensacola, FL

Typical Timing/Age 40-70
Problem Significant excess skin and fat of the thigh. Minimal skin excess with primarily fat excess may be effectively treated with liposuction alone.
Procedure Through an incision on the inside (medial) thigh, excess skin and fat are removed. Because the thigh is a cylinder, tightening the skin in the medial side of the thigh will tighten the skin all the way around the thigh. A medial thigh lift is usually combined with liposuction to remove more fat and further improve the contour of the thighs.
Goal To remove excess skin and fat from the thighs to improve contour.
Facility Surgery Center or Hospital
Preparation Patients should be at a stable weight, healthy, nutritionally replete with good protein stores and cannot be using any nicotine containing substances.
Anesthesia General anesthesia.
Recovery
Hospital stay Most patients choose to go home the day of the procedure.
Assistance You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. The pain medications and compression garments may make it difficult to care for others and unsafe to drive a car during the early recovery period.
Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
Showering You may shower 48 hours after surgery.
Exercise Light exercise is ok 2 weeks after surgery. Regular exercise after 4 weeks. Thigh exercises after 6 weeks.
Sex Wait 4 weeks because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure or stress your incisions during the early healing period.
Work 1 week or less depending on your type of work.
Swelling Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.
Bruising Should subside within 1-2 weeks.
Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
Inherent Risks & Complications Contour irregularities, Dehiscence, Delayed wound healing, Poor scarring, Bleeding, Seroma, Numbness, Infection, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.
Performed by: Dr. Leveque, Dr. Butler
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