Thigh Lift Pensacola, FL

Thigh Lift

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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

Significant excess skin and fat of the thigh. Minimal skin excess with primarily fat excess may be effectively treated with liposuction alone.

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. Butler, Dr. Leveque

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