How long is the recovery for a thigh lift? (Photo)
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How long for thigh lift recovery.
Looking at your photos if you don't mind me saying, it looks like a lower body lift would give you an excellent result. Certainly in my hands a more hour glass figure can be obtained having a lower body lift.
Lower body lift and spiral thigh lift can be done at the same time.
Peter Fisher M.D.
Should not add any time
Hope this helps
Thigh Lift Downtime
Typically our thigh lift patients say the recovery is more discomfort rather than pain. Recovery time is usually 1-2 weeks, back to work within that time span depending on your type of work, if you have a desk based job you may feel like your ready in 1 week if you are constantly lifting heavy items or on your feet all day you may need up to 4 weeks off. We tell our patients lifting weights, running, bouncing, swimming exercise can resume in about 6 weeks.
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Thigh Lift Surgery Recovery
Thigh lift surgery tightens excess thigh skin which ultimately improves thigh contour. Patients can anticipate limited physical activity for ten to fourteen days following surgery. I, typically tell patients bathroom and kitchen privileges initially with slow resumption of normal activity over the next two weeks. Patients can usually return to work in two weeks if no strenuous activity or heavy lifting is involved. After six weeks, they can resume all their normal activities including heavy lifting.
Drains are placed at the time of surgery and are usually removed within two weeks of surgery. Patients typically wear compression dressings for about three weeks following surgery. This minimizes swelling and increases comfort. Most patients are initially given narcotic pain relievers and switched to double strength Tylenol five to seven days following surgery.
Patients with small children should have assistance with childcare for at least one week and patients should not drive while taking narcotics.
For many patients, thigh lift surgery is a life changing experience. The procedure ultimately improves self-confidence, self-image and self-esteem.
Thigh Lift | Recovery
What other procedure(s) are you having done? If you are getting breast and tummy procedures, then adding a thigh lift does not significantly add to the recovery...though you may want to consider an overnight stay in the hospital.
To be sure what might be right for you, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
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