About Thigh Lifts
*Patient results may vary.
Sunset’s thigh lift (thighplasty) procedure transforms the thighs by removing excess fat and skin in the thigh and knee areas. It can be performed in conjunction with a number of other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, or liposuction. Although this surgery is often performed on individuals who have experienced extreme weight loss, a thigh lift may be the answer for others with excess or sagging skin who are looking for a slim, smooth contour. The aim of the thigh lift is to create a more toned and proportional lower body where the thighs have a firmer appearance and their shape is well defined from the buttocks.
Typical Recovery: Thigh Lift Los Angeles
Recovery time following a thigh lift varies based on the nature of the case, as well as whether or not the thigh lift was performed with other procedures. Patients often experience swelling and bruising following surgery, though a smoother, tighter lower body will be visible right away. Pain is managed in early recovery with medicine. Typically, stitches are removed within a week post-surgically, however, deeper sutures may not be removed until two or three weeks later. Typically, much of the bruising and swelling after a Los Angeles thigh lift will be gone after 3-4 weeks, though some may remain for up to several months. Sunset supplies special compression garments patients wear under their clothes for several weeks following their thigh lift to promote healing and help tighten the skin. Most patients can expect to return to their normal routine a 3-7 days after surgery. However, patients are asked to avoid strenuous activity for up to a month following their surgery, until the incisions have healed and any discomfort has subsided. As always, patients can minimize pain and swelling by following all instructions recommended by our skilled surgeons. Most patients are able to go back to non-physical work one to two weeks after their thigh lift surgery.