Liposuction of thighs

Liposuction of thighs is the removal of fat tissue by an operating method, usually from the inside of the thighs.

This defect is often caused by a sudden increase and then a decrease in weight during pregnancy and after delivery. Skin and adipose tissue, due to uneven reduction, migrates and accumulates in the upper part of the thighs. Thanks to this treatment, we are able to achieve the effect of slim and slender thighs. In our Clinic we combine treatments in the field of liposuction, this procedure is often performed along with a fat graft to the breast or liposuction of the pubic mound

Indications

The liposuction procedure is recommended to women whose fat tissue on the inside of the thighs results in chafes and difficulties in everyday life. Very often, the excess of fat cells in this area appears after pregnancy and losing extra kilos or after using hormonal contraception and a sudden increase in body weight.

Thigh liposuction is often combined with liposuction of intimate areas or breast fat transplantation .

Contraindications

  • Problems with the circulatory system
  • Hypertension or hypotension
  • Diabetes
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Bacterial skin problems
  • Other diseases in autoimmune diseases

How to prepare for surgery?

Upon consultation, the physician qualifying for surgery will commission a series of tests including:

– blood group
– morphology
– urinalysis
– coagulogram – APTT, INR, PT
– ECG after the age of 40
– HBS antigen
– electrolytes
– sugar level

It is recommended not to take aspirin or its derivatives (eg Acard), Vit.E and antitussive and anti-influenza drugs for two weeks before the planned operation, as taking the above-mentioned medicines can affect the prolongation of bleeding.

In addition, patients are advised to reduce smoking three days before surgery (up to 3-4 cigarettes a day)

Course of operation

There are different methods of liposuction in the Medifem Women’s Clinic, we do them using the classic method – wet. The treatment is divided into two stages. The first stage is to inject the place of operation with a special solution that breaks up fat cells. This procedure allows the tissue to be sucked away with as little bleeding as possible.

Liposuction course

By the procedure, the doctor the operator designates the places that will be covered by the operation, marking the areas on the patient’s body with a marker. During the procedure, the doctor cuts the skin in the area that is to undergo liposuction in order to be able to introduce a cannula, or a probe by means of which the adipose tissue is extracted. The amount of aspirated fat should not exceed 4 l.

The liposuction procedure is usually carried out under general anesthesia, however, if during the interview the anaesthesiologist decides that it is not possible, the procedure can be performed under anesthesia.

Postoperative period

In order for the recovery process after this type of surgery to be more efficient, after the operation the patient is dressed in a special compression suit. Wearing compression attire for 6-8 weeks minimizes bruising and puffiness and accelerates the process of skin shrinkage in the area subjected to liposuction.

After treatments in this area, the patient usually stays in the Clinic daily, during this stay her health is monitored after surgery, she receives appropriate irrigation, analgesia and decathoon treatment.

After the procedure, lymphatic drainage is recommended, unblocking lymphatic congestion which leads to the reduction of swelling and bruising. Properly conducted, rehabilitation guarantees equal skin shrinkage and the best results. Our patients may seek the advice of a physiotherapist during morning medical rounds or during a follow-up visit.

After the procedure the patient may feel pain, often compared to a severe bruise. Up to 7 days after the procedure, the plasma and the remains of the solution that the surgical site has been injected with can be filtered out. Bruises and swellings may appear as soon as the second day after surgery, swelling may occur below or above the surgical site. Bruising and bruising should go down about 6 weeks after surgery, it is recommended to undergo 10 lymphatic drainage.

The final effect is visible after about 3 months after the procedure. A full convalescence lasts from 4 to 8 weeks.

FAQ

Is it necessary to take analgesics within the first week?

This is an individual case, most patients take analgesics: paracetamol or ibuprofen up to 3 days after the procedure. However, you should not take them longer than 7 days.

What is the hygiene of the liposuction area?

The wounds should be washed until healed with disinfectant (eg octenisept) and avoid soaking. You can use an olive or moisturizing lotion on your skin. For scars, we recommend using preparations that improve the healing and reduce its visibility (eg skinrepair).

How long is hospitalization?

Patients are admitted in the morning hours 9-10: 00 and if there are no complications after surgery, they leave the clinic the next day in the morning hours.

Do you have to somehow prepare for the surgery?

The operation itself does not require preparation on the part of the patient. We recommend only performing lymphatic drainage and ensuring proper hydration of the skin before the procedure to speed up the recovery process.

Best medical team

Michał Barwijuk Plastic gynecologist

Andrzej Barwijuk założyciel Kliniki Medifem

Tadeusz Issat Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology

Marta Andziak Specjalista położnictwa i ginekologii

Ewa Juchnicka Specjalista położnictwa i ginekologii, endokrynolog

Anna Kasielska-Trojan Specjalista chirurgii plastycznej

Tomasz Zawadzki Specjalista chirurgii plastycznej

Antonina Lisowska Specialist of Radiology

Maciej Łapoć Specjalista anestezjologii i intensywnej terapii.

Monika Jusińska Fizjoterapeutka

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