The thigh lift is an operative procedure for tightening and improving the contour in the area of the thighs. It is a suitable method if the elasticity of the skin on the legs has decreased and the fat content is rather low. With a pronounced fat content, the tightening can be combined with liposuction.
A thigh lift is indicated when there is a significant skin excess on the thighs. The skin excess is usually the result of a fast and strong weight loss. Another reason for the tightening is the loosening of connective tissue as part of the aging process. Some people also suffer from functional skin conditions as a result of the skin excess. Dermatitis or restriction of movement.
During the thigh lift, a cut on the inside of the thigh removes the skin hanging between the pubic area and the knee and reshapes the thigh. If necessary, you also tighten the outside in the context of a Bodylift. It also raises the buttocks with.
For detailed and individual information on »thigh lifting«, we stand in the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder near Berlin in personal consultation gladly available.
Often, after a plastic-aesthetic operation, some time passes before the result becomes visible. If you have your thighs in the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder near Berlin, however, you can expect an immediate sense of achievement: The excess skin is gone and the tighter line of the thigh is already well visible, even if possible swellings and bruises have to subside.
With advancing age, it is natural that the firmness of the skin decreases again somewhat. But if you pay attention to a stable weight and a good overall physical condition, the pleasure of beautiful and firmer legs will last long.
In a thigh lift, the cut and length depends on how much excess skin is to be removed and where it sits on the thigh. In general, the skin incision is made either on the inside or on the back of the thigh. It extends a maximum of the pubic area to just before the knee, but can also be significantly shorter. However, the cut can not hide completely, on the inside of the thigh a fine scar remains. If necessary, the removal of the skin is associated with liposuction (liposuction). The surgeon then tightens the underlying tissue using inner sutures and smoothes the skin over the new contour of the thigh.
The skin incision is closed with resorbable sutures, which dissolve over time and make pulling unnecessary. For optimal healing, the suture is additionally secured with skin glue and / or skin tape. After the thigh lift in the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder near Berlin, the incisions are covered and the legs are connected to minimize possible swelling. Instead of the elastic bandage we recommend to wear a compression pant that we order for you. Eventually, a thin drainage tube is placed for a short time.
All surgical procedures involve risks and complications. These include unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma) and wound healing disorders. We are available for you around the clock after the operation.
The anesthesiologist will discuss in advance with you the best suitable stunning method. As a rule, we recommend general anesthesia for thigh lifts. A thigh lift takes about 2-3 hours. They stay with us for 1-2 nights at the station.
After a thigh lift, the cutting lines should not be subjected to excessive loads, abrasions or movements. You may be given ointments and medications that help with recovery and help prevent the risk of infection. Your doctor will discuss with you exactly what to look out for and when to resume your normal activities.
The costs for a thigh lift depend on the individual scope of service. Average prices can be found in our price list.
Dr. med. Ursula Tanzella and Dr. med. Klaus Ueberreiter would be pleased to advise you personally.