Will I Be Able to Manage Steps After Thigh Lift?

i am having a bilateral thigh lift on 4th june, will spend one night in hospital then staying with daughter for a fortnight i'm just concerned because she is in highset home and wondering if the steps are going to be a problem?

Doctor Answers 3

Stairways Following Thigh Lift Surgery

The majority of patients have staircases in their homes that must be negotiated in the post-operative period. Under these circumstances, getting up and down these steps is simply unavoidable.



When this situation arises, it's important to be cautious when using stairways. It's important to move slowly and always use a hand rail. In the immediate post-operative period, assistance from your caregiver is appropriate. Although the use of stairs following surgery is often unavoidable, it should definitely be minimized whenever possible.



If you live in a home with a large number of stairs, it's appropriate to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon in the pre-operative period. Your surgeon should be able to discuss how stairs will impact your post-operative course.

Thighlift and recovery

In terms of getting into the house, it really depends upon how you feel and what exactly is done to you thighs.  Speak with your doctor first.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Thigh lift

This is an issue you need to discuss with your plastic surgeon.

It will depend on the technique used for medial thigh lift.

Either way you will have difficulty with the steps

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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