Your thigh lift is an outpatient surgery, and you can return home within a few hours of your procedure. You will need to have someone drive you home and stay with you for one to two days to help with household chores.
Recovery for your thigh lift usually takes between two and four weeks. Most patients return to work within two weeks, but you must refrain from physical exertion for at least four weeks to allow your thighs to heal.
Thigh lift scars are typically hidden in the groin crease; however, some patients require more extensive incisions that run down the length of the inner thigh. The extent of your scar will depend on the amount of skin that was removed.
All scars fade with time, but you can help reduce the visibility of your scars by staying out of the sun, applying scar creams or silicone strips, and taking plenty of time to rest and recover.
The cost of your thigh lift is a reflection of your surgeon and the specifications of your procedure.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost for thigh lift surgery is $5,317. This estimate covers the surgeon’s fees and will vary significantly depending on the anesthesia fees, facility fees, geographical locations, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings.
Dr. Boll will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation. As thigh lift surgery is cosmetic, insurance will not cover the cost of your procedure. Dr. Boll offers different financing options to help you with your cosmetic treatment.
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia with the assistance of an anesthesiologist who will monitor your vitals throughout your operation. This anesthesia will prevent any pain during or immediately following your procedure.
Bruising and swelling will develop in the days following your thigh lift and will be the worst during the first 48 to 72 hours. Compression garments will be wrapped around your thighs to reduce swelling and promote circulation. Walking is also beneficial for swelling reduction and pain management.
Dr. Boll will provide you with a prescription for pain medication to alleviate any discomfort, and most patients choose to switch to over-the-counter medicines after a few days.