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How long does thigh lift recovery take?

When it comes to thigh fat removal, there is a recovery process needed; during this time, you will be advised to refrain from physical activity while your body heals. For most patients, the typical thigh lift recovery period is around two to three weeks. Furthermore, in the first few days after your surgery, you should be prepared to wear a compression bandage around the area to promote tightening and firming of the skin. Pain medications will be prescribed to deal with any discomfort during this time.

What are the thigh tuck procedural steps?

The procedure steps for a thigh reduction can vary based on whether you’re having an upper thigh or inner thigh lifts. For an inner thigh tuck, incisions are usually made along the crease along the groin and buttock area to minimize the appearance of any scarring. For the upper outer thigh, incisions are generally made along over the hip bone. From there, loose skin on the thighs is separated and removed; in some cases, a drainage tube will also be inserted before sutures are used to close the incisions. The procedure usually takes a few hours.

What are the surgery risks and safety information?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some inherent risks that come along with having a thigh lift done. These may include:

  • thigh lift scars
  • infection
  • bleeding
  • fluid build-up
  • bruising

What can be expected from a thigh lift surgery consultation?

Any patients considering a thigh lift should begin by scheduling a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Ferguson. During this consultation, he can assess you and determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure while also answering any questions you may have.

How to prepare for thigh lift surgery

While you should be able to resume walking shortly after your thigh lift surgery to ensure proper circulation and blood flow, you will want to prepare by having somebody to drive you home after the procedure. In addition, you may also want to request a minimum of one week off of work for recovery.

What questions should you ask the surgeon?

Many patients have questions about recovery and anticipated results during a thigh lift procedure. If you have any questions at all, Dr. Earl Ferguson, our board-certified plastic surgeon, is here to help put you at ease.

The best way to decide if Thigh Lift Surgery is right for you is to call Dermatology Associates of San Antonio at
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Thigh Lift Plastic Surgery
Service Type
Thigh Lift Plastic Surgery
Provider Name
Dr. Earl E. Ferguson III,
San Antonio, TX
A thigh lift, also commonly known as a thigh tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess fat and/or sagging skin around the thigh area.