Thigh Lift Surgery FAQs

Thigh Lift Surgery FAQs

Do I need a GP referral for my thigh lift?

No, your surgeon does not need a GP referral from you if you want to have a thigh lift. Your surgeon will only contact your GP to get a full record of your medical history. Certain medical conditions may need to be signed off before having the surgery, but your Patient Care Adviser will let you know if this is required.

What effect will drugs, alcohol, and smoking have on my thigh lift?

You should be aware that drinking large amounts of alcohol, smoking and using recreational drugs can all increase the risk of complications. The reason patients are required that they do not smoke for 6 weeks before and after their thigh lift procedure in order to reduce these risks. Smoking can delay the time it takes your wounds to heal. Not only does this delay your recovery, but it also makes it more likely for you to develop an infection.

Furthermore, alcohol consumption and the taking of recreational drugs can negatively impact your health which is highly important for your recovery and results.

Would I need to have drains put in after my thigh lift?

Once your thigh lift surgery is complete, your surgeon may put in some small tubes under the skin of your thighs. These tubes act as drains and they collect and remove any excess fluid or blood. They may be left in for one to two days. Your surgeon will give you specific advice regarding these drains.

What effect will weight gain or weight loss have on my thigh lift?

Any major weight gain or weight loss will affect the results of your surgery. You must, therefore, be at a stable weight before you have a thigh lift. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet and do regular exercise after the procedure so that you can maintain the results.

Published: Friday 31 December 2021

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