What to Expect After a Thigh Lift

April 25, 2017, 4:20 pm

The Recovery Process after a Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift Surgery New Jersey

Here at Rejuv Cosmetic Center, we believe that patients should be educated about all aspects of Thigh Lift Surgery. By understanding the pre-op and post-op process, as well as the surgery itself, patients can achieve peace of mind and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

With this in mind, we would like to take a moment to consider Thigh Lift Surgery (Thighplasty), an effective option for lower body contouring. Let’s provide a short overview of the healing process, so that you will know what to expect.


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How much time should I take off from work to recover from my Thigh Lift?

Generally, patients can expect to take 2 to 3 weeks off from work after they’ve had Thigh Lift Surgery. During follow-up visits, you should be given a better idea of when you can return to your job.

Bear in mind that even if you return to work in 2 weeks, you may not be able to perform all your normal job duties. This is especially true for people who have physically demanding jobs or occupations that require a lot of squatting or bending. We will give you a timeline of when you can return to those duties during the consultation and follow-up process.

What to expect immediately after Thigh Lift Surgery

When it comes to a proper resting position, it’s important to avoid stretching your legs out all the way. This will avoid placing additional stress on the thighs and the sutures that are in place. Patients should lie back with their legs slightly bent. Placing pillows under the knees is usually helpful for improving comfort.

What to expect during the first week of recovery after your Thigh Lift Surgery

During the first week of recovery, patients will experience soreness and discomfort. Bruising and swelling are also common in that first week. To manage your discomfort, recommended pain relievers can be taken as directed. Bruising and swelling can be handled by wearing surgical dressings and compression garments as directed and by applying cold compresses.

Although patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for a few weeks, patients are encouraged to walk lightly around the home a little bit. This will promote circulation during healing and prevent harmful blood clots from forming in the legs.

What to expect during by the end of the first month of recovery after your Thigh Lift Surgery

By the end of the first month, patients should be back at work. Pain and soreness should no longer be serious issues. Bruising should be decreasing, though some discoloration around the thighs is common, especially around the incision sites. Major swelling should be mostly under control, though minor swelling may persist for several months after your Thigh Lift Surgery.

Will my surgical scars fade?

Yes, although this may take some time. Generally, the scars will begin to fade after several months to a year, with continued fading as time goes on.

The surgical scars from your Thigh Lift are made in such a way that they are well-hidden by most bottoms, undergarments, and bathing suits.

Thigh Lift recovery and long-term results

During the months ahead, patients should notice that their symptoms will have mostly if not entirely dissipated. By the end of e months, patients should be able to return to normal daily activities and most exercises. The final results of the Thigh Lift should be most obvious after a few months have passes and symptoms have faded.

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