INNER THIGH LIFT VERSUS LIPOSUCTION
An inner Thigh Lift will remove loose skin and lift the remaining skin. Liposuction will reduce fat volume, but may worsen the appearance of your inner thighs if your primary problem is skin laxity. If your problem involves loose skin with poor tone, lift will be best. If your problem is excess fat, then liposuction is most appropriate. If your problem is both loose skin and excess fat, you may attempt inner thigh lift with liposuction.
THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR INNER THIGH LIFT
To be a good candidate for inner thigh lift, you must have realistic expectations about what this cosmetic surgery procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that inner thigh lift can enhance your appearance and self confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have cosmetic surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with plastic surgeon.
The best candidates for inner thigh lift are those who loose excess inner thigh skin. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration. The best time to consider inner thigh lift is after you have stabilized your weight through diet and exercise.
PREPARATION FOR INNER THIGH LIFT
Pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Aspirin, and Anopyrin etc.) should not be used for 3 weeks before the Face Lift cosmetic surgery, as they decrease clotting time of blood. In case you are a smoker you are advised to stop smoking or at least to cut down on cigarettes. Smoking slows down recovery process and it can also increase a risk or complications.
OPERATION – INNER THIGH LIFT
Before the surgery plastic surgeon will mark the areas where the surgery will be performed. The incision for this procedure begins somewhere in the front groin and proceeds around your inner thigh onto your buttocks. If your inner thigh skin sagginess is excessive, a vertical wedge of skin can also be removed along the inner thigh, this way horizontal and vertical skin tightening is allowed. The vertical excision also leaves a vertical scar extending from the inner groin down toward the inner knee. The vertical wedge excision is an infrequently performed part of thigh lifts.
POST-OPERATIONAL COURSE – INNER THIGH LIFT
You will usually remain at the clinic for 2 nights and will wear a special compression bandage, which is already included in the price of your cosmetic surgery with Beauty in Prague. If drains are placed, they will be removed in 1–3 days after the surgery. Garments worn after liposuction are essential to achieving good results following surgery. You will have to wear this garment for 4–6 weeks after the surgery. After a month it is no longer necessary for the underwear to be worn at night.
The plastic surgeon usually uses dissolvable stitches, which do not need to be removed after the surgery. After 2 weeks, you patient can return to everyday activities, avoiding strong physical efforts. In 4 weeks you may slowly resume exercise. Any bruising and swelling will usually dissipate within 1–2 months.
Your newly tightened inner thigh skin will loosen slowly in response to gravity. In 10 years, you might need another inner thigh lift. If you lose weight, your skin may become lax, and you may be ready for another lift sooner.
Bruising or inflammation of the treated area is common, but this will disappear over time. Final result is seen after your scars have matured, approximately 6 months.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE INNER THIGH LIFT SURGERY?
You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–3 days after the surgery. You will be given some painkillers and tablets for reducing the swelling. The surgeon will also prescribe antibiotics as a prevention of any potential infection.
You might also feel unhappy after a few days. This is normal and is caused due to the stress, general anaesthetic, lack of patience with the healing problems, more pain than you expected or the fact that because you underwent inner thigh lift surgery abroad you miss your home and family.
Some clients suffer of constipation. We advise you to bring some gentle medication or you can buy it in Prague.
IS THE RECOVERY AFTER INNER THIGH LIFT SURGERY PAINFUL?
According to our client’s experience they did suffer from a pain. However, when you will be leaving the clinic you will be prescribe painkillers by the surgeon. You will probably feel discomfort, swelling, heaviness, and numbness in the areas where surgery was performed.
POSSIBLE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS – INNER THIGH LIFT SURGERY
The specific risks and the suitability of inner thigh lift for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO PRAGUE?
Before and After – Thigh Lift
Look below to find some Thigh Lift before and after pictures to give you an idea of what our plastic surgeons can achieve. More photos are available in Before and after section. As a part of free email consultation you will also receive telephone numbers on our previous clients from the UK so you can speak about their experience with us.
Questions about Thigh Lift
We have tried to gather most often questions from our clients regarding Thigh Lift surgery, however, if you have not recieved answers to your questions we are more than happy to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
I cannot decide between Liposuction and Thigh Lift
Our plastic surgeons who are specialising in Body Lift procedure will assess your pictures as a part of your free email consultation. If your main problem is excess fat on your thighs then Liposuction is the right option for you. If you have lots of excess skin then Thigh Lift might be a better procedure for you.
Is the surgery abroad safe?
We have been specialising for treating clients from the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. As the Czech republic is a part of the European Union our plastic surgeons, medical staff and clinic have to follow the same rules as the clinics in the UK and Ireland. Every surgery caries some level of risk, so it is important for us to find out as much as we can about you prior to your arrival. We will ask you to fill in the Medical questionnaire which will be assessed by our plastic surgeons, head physician and head anaesthesiologist.
Why is surgery so cheaper compared to the prices in the UK and Ireland?
The difference in prices is mainly due to lower cost of living and wages of medical staff compared to the UK and Ireland.
Do you offer a consultation in the UK or Ireland?
No, we do not offer personal consultations with plastic surgeons in the UK or Ireland. We offer a free email consultation. We will ask you to fill in our Medical Questionnaire online and send us some photos of the areas to be treated. All information will be reviewed with a plastic surgeon specialising in the treatment requested, head physician and head anaesthesiologist. We will respond to you within 1-2 working days with cosmetic surgery package which will include details about procedure, information about your surgeon, costs, available dates and phone numbers of our previous clients from the UK and Ireland. The final decision about the extent of cosmetic surgery procedure is made at your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon at the clinic in Prague before your surgery.
Do I choose a plastic surgeon?
If one of our plastic surgeons was recommended to you you can add her or his name when contacting us. We will confirm whether this plastic surgeons is specialising in the choosen procedures. In other cases your photos will be reviewed by a plastic surgeon who is specialising in the treatment you wish to undergo. We will also provide you with some telephone numbers from our previous clients from the UK and Ireland who are happy to speak to you about their experience with us.
Can I stay shorter time than advised by you?
In your cosmetic surgery package you will receive information from your plastic surgeon what is the minimum stay in Prague for your treatment. This stay is based on the time during which most of complications can occure. During this time you will have regular check-ups with a plastic surgeon (every 2-3 days or based on healing) to make sure you are healing fine and you can return back home safely. We take your health very seriously and expect you to stay in Prague for the correct recovery time. If you leave Prague against the advice of your surgeon then you will be asked to sign a legal document taking full responsibility for your recovery and the outcome of your surgery. In signing this document, you will forfeit any right to free corrective surgery, should any problems arise. Please understand the most beautiful results and your safety is our priority.
Can I have two or more surgeries at the same time?
It depends on the type and extent of the surgeries. You could combine Thigh Lift for example with a small Liposuction or Eyelid surgery. Please apply for a Free email consultation to find out more.
What everything is included in the price of the surgery?
Our price of Thigh Lift includes:
- Consultation with a Prague Plastic Surgeon
- Full Examination and Pre-operative Tests by a Physician
- Cosmetic Surgery
- General Anaesthesia, all Medication
- 2 Nights at the Clinic
- Post-operative Aftercare incl. check-ups with a plastic surgeon and Stitches Removal (if needed)
- Support Garment worn after Cosmetic Surgery
How do I go about booking the surgery?
First step is to apply for our Free email consultation by filling in the Medical Questionnaire and emailing us the photos. You will receive a quote with available dates and contacts on our previous clients within 1-2 working days. If you decide to book a date we will ask you to pay the deposit of £300 by a credit or debit card online based on a Booking form prepared and emailed by you. Accommodation and airport pick-up will be organised by us. More details are available in How it works section.
What will happen from my arrival to Prague?
Our driver Stan will pick you up from the airport. Stan speaks English and will help you with luggage as well as putting you at ease upon your arrival to Prague. Prior to your arrival to Prague you will be provided with Stan´s mobile number, so you can contact him directly in case of any delays. Stan will also provide you with information what time you will be picked-up the following day by our drivers for the pre-operative tests and surgery. Please pack as little as possible as it is not advised to carry heavy items after the surgery.
Is the flight included in the price?
The flights are at additonal cost starting at £50 / 60 Eur for a return flight from most UK an Irish airports. The price depends on availablity, season etc. We will provide you the list of airlines which fly to Prague and would like to ask you to book it by yourself. The flights take around 1hr 30 min.
What about the accommodation?
The accommodation is organised by us. We will email you the list of available hotels and self-catering apartments next or close to the clinic. The accommodation for one person starts at £30/night or £45 for two people. However, these prices for accommodation are just a guide. The price can vary depending on availability, exchange rates and whether it is high or low season. We will do our best to get you the best price for your accommodation. The list of available accommodation is emailed after completing free email consultation and the deposit of £300 is paid.
How is post-operative care?
While you will be in Prague recovering you will be seen by a plastic surgeon for regular check-ups every 2-3 working days or depending on your healing. You will be also given 24/7 emergency number which you can call. After the minimum stay in Prague which will be advised to you it is safe to fly back home. You will be advised on further aftercare which is necesarry to follow to achieve the best possible outcome of your surgery. After your departure from Prague we will keep in touch and you can email us any questions you have, photos of how you heal and call us on our UK freenumber: 0800 023 2592. In an unlikely event of a correction needed the treatment is provided free of charge.