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Good candidates for surgery-
• Healthy individual with significant laxity of thigh skin and or excess fat • Nonsmoker
• Stable weight
• Realistic expectations
Anaesthesia- Spinal, epidural anaesthesia or general anaesthesia is preferred.
Incisions- Depending upon the amount of laxit ,the incision may be short or long on the inner surface of the thighs and may extend in groin.
Excess fat is removed with liposuction. Extra lax skin is excised and sutures are taken.
Recovery and results-
Minimal pain, swelling and bruising is common and settles after few days. Pressure garment is recommended for three months. Results can be seen in 3-6 months.
Complications can occur but rare-
• Anaesthesia risks
• Poor wound healing
• Fluid accumulation (seroma)
• Major wound separation
• Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
• Fatty tissue under the skin might die (fat necrosis)
• Persistent pain
• Skin discoloration and/or swelling
• Skin loss
• Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
• Unfavourable scarring
• Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
• Recurrent looseness of skin
• Possibility of revision surgery
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It's important that you address all your questions directly with our plastic surgeon.
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