There is a cosmetic procedure for just about every problem. One procedure that isn’t as well known as others is a thigh lift. For those looking to tone and improve the look and feel of your thighs, a thigh lift can be a perfect solution.
Whether you’ve lost a significant amount of weight or you are seeing excess loose, sagging skin due to age, a thigh fit can help eliminate that excess skin and fat, leaving you with slimmer, toned thighs you will be happy to show off. However, just like with any cosmetic surgery procedure, following specific recovery guidelines is crucial to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
Preparing for the Recovery Process
After your surgery, you may feel some discomfort and not want to do much. Ensure that you have meals prepared ahead of time, avoid scheduling appointments that aren’t absolutely necessary, and enlist someone to drive you to and from surgery, check up on you, and help you around the house.
If you are a smoker, you should avoid smoking at least several days before and after your procedure. Your body will be in a better position to heal from your thigh lift if you aren’t a smoker at all. If you can possibly quit before your thigh lift, that will reduce the risk of complications even more.
Avoid Aspirin and Other Blood Thinners
Dr. Rosenberg will advise you to avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), and other blood thinners (including alcohol) at least two weeks before and after your thigh lift. These medications and substances can interfere with blood clotting, which can be dangerous after any surgical procedure.
Wear Your Compression Garment
After a thigh lift, Dr. Rosenberg will also advise you to wear a compression garment for a period of time as you recover. Although you may feel uncomfortable and want to remove it once you arrive home, you should continue wearing it for as long as necessary to reduce swelling and support the thighs while they’re healing for the best results. Removing your compression garment prematurely can disrupt the healing process.
Perform Light Exercise
Light, low-impact exercise, like walking, is good for your recovery after a thigh lift procedure. It can keep your blood flowing and help prevent potential blood clots. However, it’s important to avoid anything overly strenuous, such as weight lifting and any high-intensity exercises, for at least six weeks or until Dr. Rosenberg clears you for more activity.
Follow the Doctor’s Instructions and Ask Questions if Necessary
Follow any and all instructions Dr. Rosenberg gives you regarding your aftercare. It’s the best way to ensure a quick and healthy recovery. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call our office. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Schedule A Consultation
Are you struggling with the look of your thighs? A thigh lift may be just the procedure you’ve been looking for. Take the first step and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland today. Call our Baltimore, MD office at 410-324-3071 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!