Thigh Reduction Perth

Sometimes, the appearance of larger thighs can have a negative impact on self-esteem, and can even feel physically uncomfortable when walking, exercising or wearing certain clothing. Excess fat on the inner thigh can sometimes cause skin rashes from the friction of the skin rubbing together, which can be very uncomfortable and hard to prevent.

A thigh reduction, also known as a thigh lift or thighplasty, is designed to remove unwanted fat and sculpt the shape of the thighs to improve their appearance, improve physical comfort levels when walking or exercising and prevent skin chafing on the inner thigh.

Plastic Surgeon Dr Cooper takes a patient-centred approach to thigh lift surgery, basing the detailed steps of the procedure on achieving each patient’s desired results. To find out what can be achieved aesthetically with a thigh fat reduction, you can book a one-on-one consultation at Rodin Clinic in Perth today.

What's involved in a thigh lift procedure

A thigh lift refers to a reduction of the inner thigh. Your surgeon may elect to perform liposuction alone, often in conjunction with liposuction of other areas such as the hips and abdomen, should you also wish to treat these areas. Alternatively, he may recommend medial thigh excision if the tissues are loose or flaccid.

To perform the procedure, incisions are placed in the groin and buttock creases, which will mean that scarring can be less noticeable. However, if the thigh tissue is excessive, circumferentially a longitudinal incision down the inside of the thigh to the knee may be necessary.

The amount of fat and tissue that would need to be removed will vary from patient to patient and will depend on the aesthetic goals of each patient. This can be discussed in detail during your consultation, where the characteristics of your thighs can be measured against your ideal results.

The thigh reduction procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. It is usually a day procedure, however some patients may be required to stay in hospital overnight to be observed.

What to expect postoperatively

Some swelling and initial pain is normal after a thigh lift surgery. Drains are often left in place for a day, to collect any excess fluid or blood. Wearing an elastic garment post op is encouraged, to minimise swelling and support the operation site.

We recommend recovering from a thigh reduction surgery at home, ensuring that you will be able to have a friend or family member with you to help with daily chores. Additionally, you will want to prepare for recovery by filling prescriptions ahead of time, preparing a comfortable area in the house to rest and making sure that you are able to contact your surgeon if you need.

Strenuous exercise and heaving lifting will have to be avoided for a set period of time as specified by your surgeon. To keep the incision sites clean and prevent infection, you will also need to avoid swimming until the area has healed. It may also feel tender or difficult to move your thighs during the early days of your recovery, so you will need to rest as much as possible and avoid putting strain on the area.

If you need to take medication, you will be instructed on when and for how long to take it during your consultation. You may also be required to schedule a check-up appointment to monitor the progress of your healing.

Costs of a thigh lift

The costs of thigh reduction surgery or thighplasty will be different for each patient, as costs are based on multiple factors. A consultation with Dr Cooper at Rodin Clinic in Perth will be the only accurate way to determine your procedure costs.

The factors that will influence the costs of a thigh lift procedure include surgeon’s fees, anaesthesia fees, hospital fees and post-procedural care costs.

Surgeon’s fees refer to the costs that are influenced by the details of your procedure, such as whether liposuction or a medial thigh excision will be performed, the type of incisions required, and the amount of fat or tissue that will need to be removed. Overall, these fees will depend on the complexity of your procedure, which can vary quite greatly from patient to patient.

Hospital fees will cover your time spent in hospital, which is typically one day but can sometimes require an overnight stay for monitoring.

Costs associated with post-operative care can include the price of your compression garments, any prescribed medication and costs of any additional items or care needed. Most of these costs, particularly costs of compression garments and medication, will be included in your personalised quote.

During your consultation, your surgeon can provide you with a quote that specifically considers all of the factors involved with your own personalised procedure.

Possible risks of thigh lift surgery

Surgical procedures can always be associated with possible complications. Your plastic surgeon will use the most advanced techniques and put practices in place to minimise risks. You will be advised on what symptoms of complications to look out for during your recovery. If you do experience heavy bleeding from incision sites, severe pain, nausea or a fever, you should contact your surgeon for advice as soon as possible.

Complications of a thigh reduction, or thigh lift procedure can include prolonged healing, infection, allergic reactions to anaesthesia or bandages, visible scarring, numbness in operated areas, restricted movement, fluid accumulation (seroma), or a distortion of the genitalia’s shape (particularly in women).

To minimise risks, potential candidates for a thigh lift surgery should always disclose any medical conditions that they have during a consultation. It is important that the procedure is only performed on suitable candidates that will be able to heal sufficiently after surgery. It is also important to have realistic expectations for the results of a thigh fat reduction, as another risk can be unsatisfactory results if expectations may be too high.

Thigh Reduction FAQ's

We recommend staying home for your recovery, as you will be in a comfortable environment and should be able to have access to assistance and support. However, some patients do choose to go away for their recovery. If you do, make sure that you are able to manage wound care and will have assistance with daily tasks.
Your anaesthetist can prescribe pain medication, which may be an analgesic or an anti-inflammatory or sometimes a combination. You may also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection. The types of medication that you will need to take after a thigh lift surgery will be discussed during your consultation.
While any doctor is able to call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, a plastic surgeon has to undergo at least seven years of postgraduate study and extensive training. Cosmetic surgeons will not have as high of a qualification, or as much experience and knowledge about surgery as plastic surgeons do. Dr Cooper is a qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, holding the right skill set needed to perform effective procedures with fewer risks.

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