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Thigh lift - Nymphenburger Praxis für Plastische & Ästhetische Chirurgie

Long, slender legs are perceived as attractive - a beauty ideal that many women strive for. The problem is that on the inside of the thigh, the skin is relatively loosely connected to the lower surface compared to other parts of the legs. Thus, in advanced age or massive weight loss, the skin on the inner thighs can become flabby and wavy. If sport, massages or lymph drainage dont help to improve this, it can lead sooner or later to frustration.

Achieve sporty, narrow thighs through a thigh lift

With the surgical removal of the excess skin on the inner thighs, possibly in conjunction with liposuction, we can give you back a harmoniously firm and aesthetic leg contour. In most cases, the improvement of the figure is accompanied by a significant increase in self-esteem and thus quality of life.

We are happy to assist you in a personal consultation at our Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Nymphenburg, Munich, for individual and detailed information.

Knowing your wishes and expectations and based on our in-depth knowledge and experience with a wide variety of body contouring techniques, we are able to plan and execute a "tailor-made" approach.

Dr. von Spiegel is delighted to be here for you!

General information on thigh lifts

Surgery time: approx. 90-150 min.
Anesthesia: General
Duration of clinic stay: 1-2 nights in the clinic
Sociability following surgery: after approx. 1-2 weeks
Ability to work: after 1-3 weeks
Sports: after 6 weeks
Pain: gmild to moderate
Stitch removal self-dissolving stitches
Compression underwear: to be worn for 6 weeks

Aesthetically displeasing changes due to decreasing elasticity of the connective tissue are very common on the inner thighs. Normally, reduction of body weight and sport can improve the figure. However, if limp excess skin has already formed on the inside of the thighs, the aesthetic appearance will continue to worsen with the loss of weight.

Avoid thigh chafing

Athletic people in particular often complain of aesthetic problems and functional complaints brought about by skin friction. In the case of low severity, liposuction can already help to firm up. In most cases, however, liposuction alone, due to excess skin, does not produce the desired result; This can only be achieved in combination with a surgical tightening of the skin on the inner thighs.

The postoperative result depends on your starting weight at the time of the surgery: the closer you are to your ideal weight, the better the lasting aesthetic result will be.

As part of your consultation at our Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Nymphenburg, Munich, tell us your wishes and expectations of a thigh lift. For the analysis before the operation and for the assessment of the postoperative course, we create photo documentation.

Aesthetic procedures never consider one region alone. Only through an individual and holistic approach can we achieve excellent results. For this reason, with a thigh lift, we also look at the adjacent regions. In the case of displeasing fat deposits on hips or knees, for example, we sometimes recommend a combination with liposuction at these sites.

If clinically relevant varices are present, it may be necessary to rehabilitate them before surgery. We are happy to give you some recommendations for this.

In order not to unnecessarily increase the risk of postoperative bleeding, the use of aspirin should be avoided in the two weeks prior to the operation. The consumption of alcohol and nicotine should also be reduced to a minimum.

In the days and nights shortly after the operation, it would be advisable to have support at home for everyday activities. For the period of six weeks after surgery, you should not expose yourself to severe physical stress. When scheduling, consider the necessary recovery phase after the procedure.

To achieve a good result, you should consistently wear compression underwear after surgery. We have a selection of different models and sizes in our Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. If necessary, we can order other models and sizes at short notice.

As a rule, you will be hospitalized on the day of the operation at the highly specialized Dritter Orden Clinic. In the days before you will meet with the anesthesiologists at the Dritter Orden Clinic. There you will be interviewed in detail regarding your medical history, such as previous illnesses, allergies and intolerances, and the anesthesia will be discussed with you. In most cases, a one to two night stay at the clinic is sufficient.

On the morning of the operation, we will clarify any final questions and draw the markings for the procedure with you in a standing position.

After administering anesthesia, the operating area is sterilized and covered per hygiene protocol. As a prophylactic measure, you will receive a single dose of broad-spectrum antibiotics. These measures have been proven to reduce postoperative infections.

We strive to achieve maximum effect with as few scars as possible. In the right conditions, the scar can be positioned in the natal cleft. An extension of the scar into the groin may be necessary. However, if the excess skin is still apparent, a vertical scar on the inside of the thigh must be left. When positioning, we make sure that this vertical scar is invisible as possible from the front, as well as from behind in a standing position.

The surgical site on the femoral insides and other regions to be suctioned are now infiltrated with a tumescent solution consisting of isotonic saline, local anesthetic, adrenaline, and other substances. These areas are then suctioned.

Due to the suction also on the inside of the thigh, nothing has to be mobilized when removing the excess skin in order to close the resulting defect. This procedure is very gentle, as significantly less lymphatic, blood vessel and dermal nerves injury occur than when using the conventional technique with extensive mobilization of the wound edges.

For skin resection, it is important not to remove deep subcutaneous adipose tissue as it could also injure lymphatic vessels. Thanks to the liposuction, a significant reduction in volume can still be achieved in these sensitive areas.

As a rule, two drainages are inserted for the drainage of wound fluid. The skin closure is done with self-dissolving stitches, so no removal is necessary. After applying a sterile bandage, the legs are dressed with an elastic bandage. This bandage is removed the next day and the compression garment is then applied.

After discharge, you need to present at regular intervals at our office hours. The success of the operation is documented photographically.

Postoperative pain can be very well managed by cooling and painkillers such as ibuprofen. Prolonged "tweaking or weather sensitivity" are normal and no cause for alarm.

It is very important at this stage to consistently wear your compression underwear to optimize the aesthetic result. For scar therapy, silicone gel is recommended. In the case of unsightly scarring, silicone patches may be required.

Sports and activities that would exert the legs should be avoided for six weeks.

In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, this surgery is associated with a very low rate of complication but high levels of satisfaction. As with any other surgery, there are general and specific complications associated with the nature of the procedure.

First and foremost, we strive to achieve the desired surgical result with appealing aesthetics and broad symmetry. The closer you get to your ideal weight at the time of the surgery, the better the aesthetic result will be.

Swelling and bruising of the skin are normal and regress within two to three weeks.

In rare cases, even after the drainage has been removed, accumulation of blood (hematoma) or fluid (seroma) may occur. The liquid can be detected by ultrasound and punctured under controlled sterile conditions. Only very rarely does it prove necessary to open the operating area again and to remove the fluid (hematoma removal), as otherwise a wound healing disorder or hardened scars can occur.

Postoperative sensory dysfunction of the insides of the thighs and knees is normal. In most cases, the feeling normalises within a few months. However, persistent sensory disturbances can occur.

Combining a vertical and a transverse scar in the groin may result in a wound healing disorder at the intersection. This risk is significantly increased in heavy smokers. Only in rare cases is a surgical procedure for correction necessary.

How scars develop is often unpredictable. By avoiding unnecessary stretching in the skin, wearing the compression garment and regular care, however, the scarring can be positively influenced.

Nymphenburger Praxis für Plastische & Ästhetische Chirurgie

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