- In the treatment of skin abundance on the upper leg, skin incisions are made to hide in the laundry areas where the skin is abundant, and excess skin is removed.
- The scars that remain at the level of the butt are usually noticeable when the entire leg is stretched. It would be the best approach to recommend all-around stretching to the patient in very necessary situations.
- On the inner face of the thigh, however, the situation is different. Fat deposits in this area can be removed by liposuction to correct the internal leg contour. This method is an easy and untraceable method, but it should be applied with limited and caution on the inner leg, which is already thin and prone to relaxation. If the adipose tissue here is effectively destroyed and a smooth and stretched leg contour is targeted, then thigh lift surgery should be planned.
- Thigh lift surgery is performed in the hospital and under general anesthesia. In thigh lift surgery, skin and fat tissues are removed in the form of ellipses through an incision made from 4-5 mm inside the groin fold to the back. If the abundance of skin is excessive, it may be necessary to add an incision that rarely goes down the back of the leg. Before surgery, this decision is discussed with the patient and decided together.
Aesthetics of Leg Stretching
Firmly stitching the tissues under the skin to the fascia under the groin fold is the most important technical detail of the operation.
Drains are placed to collect blood and body fluids that may accumulate inside, and these are taken the next day. I dress each patient in a special corset for 3 weeks after surgery ,which allows the patient to spend the period after surgery comfortably and safely daily activities are requested to be restricted for 1 Week. At the end of the operation, the scars will remain in the panties. Activities such as sports can be started after 6 weeks.
In this operation, wound healing problems may occur because the suture line is naturally moist and open to contamination, such as the groin area. It may be possible to avoid this with clean wound care. These problems will be corrected in a few weeks with dressings.
Because the incision line is located on thin skin within a few mm of the pubic line, it can be hidden in laundry from the first moment and eventually turn into vague scars that usually do not bother the patient.