"Dr Cameron Raine was very helpful and reassuring in explaining the procedure which helped me to feel confident in my decision. The surgery itself was over in the blink of an eye and after two weeks recovery I was back to normal life."
Patients seek thigh tightening either because of the effects of the ageing process or because of significant weight loss. Loose and droopy skin in the upper medial thigh is a common complaint. Sometimes more extensive laxity can be circumferential most often due to extensive weight loss.
Skin tightening of the thigh can be divided into 2 categories:
1. Patients with modest skin droop can be treated with a thigh lift procedure leaving a scar around the groin about an inch below the crease.
2. In individuals with extensive skin laxity a more extensive skin reduction with a 'fish pattern' excision resulting in a T scar.
Liposuction is frequently used as an adjunct to thigh reduction to reduce the fat prior to skin excision. This helps to preserve underlying fine structures. It may also be used during the operation to help contour other areas such as around the knee and the hip areas.
Minimising risk in thigh reduction procedures starts well before surgery with a careful assessment of your general health. Particular attention to nutritional status is critical, particularly in patients who have had a bypass procedure. Blood tests are done to assess general health and nutrition. Multivitamins are routinely recommended but in some circumstances targeted nutritional supplements may be required.
Thigh reduction procedures do have a higher incidence of complications such as wound opening (5%), delayed healing, bleeding and infection. Careful preoperative evaluation and risk reduction strategies are essential. Wound care post-operatively will include regular check-ups. After healing we recommend applying tape to the scar to minimise scar thickening and stretch.
Prices depend on the detail and duration. After we have met you in clinic we can provide an exact fixed cost.
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All surgery incurs an element of risk such as bleeding, bruising, swelling and infection, pain and numbness Specific to liposuction there is a small risk of irregularity of contour, numbness, asymmetry and an imperfect result. The risks of complications affecting your general health such as blood clots in your veins (DVT) or chest infection are minimised by careful risk assessment and precautionary measures.
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