A thigh lift is an excellent procedure for patients with loose, redundant skin along the anterior, medial, and posterior thigh. A thigh lift can also improve the lower buttocks crease region. The most common patient is one who has had a significant amount of weight loss.
Preparing for a Thigh Lift
The patient is provided with a booklet that supplies detailed pre-and post-operative instructions, including the use of medications before surgery. For example, it is required that aspirin and aspirin-containing products be discontinued, including anti-inflammatory products, two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. These products have a negative effect on clotting ability. The pre-operative instructions include a complete list of medications that could pose hazards and, therefore, should be avoided. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be safely taken during this time. However, do not exceed 1 gram over 4 hours or 4 grams per day from all sources since this can cause liver damage. The booklet also provides a list of vitamins and homeopathic preparations that promote healing and limit bruising,which the patient can opt to use before and after the surgery.