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What is Thigh Dermolipectomy

Also known as Crural Lifting or thigh plastic surgery, dermolipectomy is used to reshape and remove flabbiness from the thighs, reducing excess skin and in some cases eliminating excess fat, which results in smoother skin and smoother contours of the thighs and lower limbs. A plastic surgeon performs the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for thigh dermolipectomy?

This surgery is indicated for patients who have lost a great deal of weight, who want to repair the loss of skin elasticity caused due to advancing age or after pregnancy. Also, it is indicated for those who simply want to reshape their thighs, reducing excess skin and fat in some instances.

What are the expected results after thigh plastic surgery?

After tissue accommodation and scar maturing, the procedure results in firmer thighs that look younger and more proportional to the body. This technique helps with the internal reshaping of the thigh, especially.

How is thigh dermolipectomy surgery accomplished?

The procedure is performed through incisions whose sizes vary and are located precisely in the inguinocrural crease (groin crease). After determining and removing excess skin from the inner thighs, the plastic surgeon must carefully close the incision to avoid scar enlargement and distortions of the genital region during the postoperative period. Naturally, the extension of scars is directly proportional to the degree of flaccidity present. This surgery must be indicated with extreme care, as the resulting scars do not always compensate for the body shape improvement.

Discover the step-by-step of plastic surgery for the thighs:

  1. Analysis: An appointment with the healthcare professional is scheduled to assess and propose the ideal treatment.
  2. Hospitalization and surgery: The surgery takes from 3 to 4 hours, on average. Since it is basically an outpatient procedure, the average time of hospitalization is considered to be 1 to 2 days. The stitches, if any, are removed between 7 and 15 days after the procedure. It is recommended that the patient only bathes two days after the surgery.
  3. Postoperative: Recovery from the procedure is fast. The patient must avoid excessive movement, especially in spreading the legs too much, as the scar is located close to the groin and will be forced in these cases. The natural traction exerted on the scar by walking and gravity may cause the wound to widen in the first few months. Therefore, the lesser this traction on the scar, the lesser the impact on the area.
  4. Postoperative recommendations:

Avoid wetting the bandage during the first phase (two days);

Do not expose yourself to the sun for a minimum of eight weeks;

Walking with shorter steps, without moving your feet too far sideways so that there is no excessive traction on the scar in the groin;

For obese patients, after the eighth day, a certain amount of yellowish fluid may be secreted through one or more scar points. There is no need to worry if this happens. It is the “lipolysis”, which is not a complication.

The patient may eat normally, except in special cases.

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The first step is choosing the ideal procedure. Select a physician and schedule an initial appointment so we can get to know you better and assess your health. We will be ready to accompany and guide you on the following steps.

Rest assured: we will define all the details of your journey together, from your arrival in Brazil to your trip back home. During this follow-up, we will have the chance to choose the appropriate hotel or SPA, according to the procedure chosen. At Medical Travel Brazil, everything is planned to meet your needs.

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