Factors such as sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating and the natural aging process, can lead to the accumulation of fat in the thighs, especially on the inside, as well as sagging and excess skin, which can cause diaper rash, by contact and friction of the thighs when walking and especially aesthetic discomfort, dissatisfaction and how consequence a low esteem and social insecurity. If even with physical exercise and a diet change, we still you can't get the results you expect from a more harmonious leg contour and firmer, more youthful skin, plastic surgery on your thighs or crural lift may be right for you! - Frequently asked questions about thigh lift (crural lift)

What is the thigh lift or crural lift?

The crural lift is the plastic surgery of the thighs. Its main objective is to remodel the thighs, reducing the excess skin and fat in the region, thus achieving a firmer and smoother skin, with a more beautiful and proportional thigh contour, in addition to addressing the problem of possible diaper rash.

What are the prerequisites for performing the thigh lift?

The main ones are a good indication, with a patient with excess fat and skin in the region that causes problems and more importantly, the patient must be aware that the improvement of the contour of the thigh will be at the expense of a scar along the groin that in certain cases may give in and become apparent, depending on the quality of the patient's skin and her smoking habits.

Does the thigh lift leave a very visible scar?

The scar resulting from the crural lift will depend on the amount of skin and tissue that will be removed. In small and moderate cases, the resulting scar follows the beautiful of the groin and in certain cases it can give way if it moves towards the thigh and becomes apparent. In cases of large excesses of skin and fat and in the postoperative period of bariatric surgery, in addition to the scar on the groin, a vertical one towards the knee may be necessary.

How is the post-operative of the thigh lift?

The surgery lasts an average of 3 to 4 hours, under general anesthesia, requiring hospitalization for 24 to 48 hours. We recommend home rest for 14 days, when the stitches are removed. Care with hygiene must be doubled to avoid contamination. Social activities are released in 21 days and light physical activity and sexual practice in 30 days. Lymphatic drainage sessions are recommended as they contribute to the reduction of edema (swelling). An elastic compressive short should be used for 24 hours in the first 30 days and then 12 hours for another 30 days.

Is there a danger in thigh lift surgery?

There are risks inherent to any surgical procedure, which must be minimized by performing the crural lift within the technical criteria and, of course, a good preoperative preparation must be done, in addition to considering the association of this surgery with others. It is also very important, the patient to follow the guidelines of the post guided by his surgeon.

How long will I reach the final result of the thigh lift?

In the first months, the thigh will be swollen and the scar goes through stages until it matures. Over the months with the help of drainage sessions, this edema will subside and the contour will be directed to the final result that happens between 12 to 18 months after surgery.