What to do when you go home after a Thigh Lift
What about bruising and swelling?
Bruising and swelling are to be expected, as well as a tight feeling in the thighs.
When will my stitches be removed?
Normally, your stitches will be removed within a week after surgery, although deeper sutures aren’t removed until two or three weeks after.
What about things like bandages and support garments?
You may also wear a support garment for few weeks to reduce swelling.
Is infection a worry?
You will need to take antibiotics to prevent infection.
When can I become active again?
Most of the swelling will disappear after three weeks or so. You should avoid strenuous activity for a month or so.
When can I return to work?
Depending on the individual patient recovery times will vary. Most patients are able to go back to work two/three weeks after surgery.
What if something goes wrong?
Contact your surgeon immediately if you:
- Notice any signs of infection.
- Experience bleeding.
- Experience a sudden increase in pain.
Above all, get plenty of rest and allow your body to spend its energy on healing.
What about post-operative visits?
Four to five post-operative office visits are required.
Find out more
Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.
If you would like to find out more about thigh lift surgery or arrange a consultation, contact us today on 08707 606 555, or by completing our online enquiry form for an immediate response.