Tightening of the thighs
Get rid of pronounced fat deposits on buttocks and hips

You shouldn’t put up with pronounced fat deposits on buttocks and hips

Pronounced fat deposits on buttocks and hips are a widespread phenomenon. We are happy to help you by tightening your thighs and lifting your bottom to remove these problems from your life.

We tighten the excess skin on the thighs with only one cut in the groin, from the pubic region to the cleft of the buttocks. Only in pronounced cases an additional cut must be made on the inside of the thigh. Like that, the upper third and often the middle third of the thighs are visibly tightened.

Advice on a thigh-lift with Dr med. Bodo

In a conversation with Dr med. Bodo all questions are clarified and all desired changes recorded. Very important: an individually fitting treatment and the best result can be achieved if you share all your expectations with us during the consultation. During his preparation, the surgeon especially focuses on one aspect: efficiency. Ideally, as few cuts as possible are made. This causes virtually no scars. Further adjustments are achieved by a liposuction on the thigh. Thus, the entire procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia.

Like with any aesthetic surgery, the achievement of harmonic and thus aesthetic proportions is paramount to a thigh-lift. A surgical procedure including the removal of larger areas of skin may be necessary, but the results are impeccable and create a sustainably improved body sensation.

Preparation for the surgery

A surgical thigh-lift should be the last resort. Patients who have not previously tried dieting or exercise to reduce their weight are not recommended to undergo the procedure. Because possibly the desired weight is still too far away to realize your ideas with surgery.

However, if you decide to undergo surgery, there are a few things to keep in mind: First, the circulation should be stimulated, which can easily be done with cold showers. In addition, a dermatologist should treat any inflammation. Very important: alcohol, sleeping pills and painkillers are absolutely prohibited. This also applies to aspirin because it dilutes the blood. Depending on the amount of fat to be sucked off, it may make sense to donate your own blood in advance. This later supports the healing process.

Course of events of thigh-lifting

A distinction is made between two basically different tightening processes: the horizontal tightening on the inside of the thighs and the vertical tightening between the groin and the ischium. Ist das nicht umgekehrt? The procedure takes place in different steps: In a first step, before anaesthesia, the areas to be treated are measured and marked. Thereafter, a disinfection takes place. Via the venous access, a vascular-active solution is injected. This can prevent heavy bleeding.

Now the surgeon removes the marked excess skin including fatty tissue. From case to case and to achieve a better result, a liposuction is additionally used here. Only then the skin is tightened. The surgeon sutures the wounds on the inside of the thigh or between groin and ischium. Bruising or wound secretions can be drained via the inserted drainage. Other areas of the body are tightened and depleted of fat deposits in a similar way.

What should be considered after thigh surgery?

Patients are given painkillers so they can recover better. Thrombosis stockings prevent blood clots and embolisms. Isometric muscle exercises stimulate blood circulation and oxygenation. Overall, the wounds are healed completely after a few weeks. After ten days, however, a decrease in swelling is already noticeable.

Patients should take intensive care of their skin after the procedure. This promotes the healing process. Corresponding ointments with panthenol or light compresses are recommended. In addition, cold showers are a simple means to support the circulation and thus wound healing. Two weeks after surgery, the threads are removed. If further action is needed, it will be discussed with the patient before discharge.

Patients should take care of themselves for at least two months and take their daily routine calmly. After about three weeks work can be taken up again. After five weeks, sports can be slowly started again.

What are the risks of a thigh-lift?

Allergies to medicines and care products must be communicated in advance. These and other diseases should be discussed with the surgeon and the anaesthesiologist. Conspicuous bruises or persistent bleeding after minor injuries may indicate a coagulation disorder. If this is the case, a separate examination must be carried out.

Patients suffering from diseases of the vessels and veins or from thromboses and embolisms are considered at risk and must be treated with particular care. Blood, heart and lungs are examined in all patients.

Which complications can arise?

Major surgical intervention comes along with wounds, sometimes bruising and bacterial infections occur. In the area of ​​the scars, the skin sensation may diminish. The regeneration can take months in this case. In case of a high blood loss, blood transfusions are necessary. Due to possible thrombosis or embolism circulation and respiration may be disturbed. Additional minor interventions are needed if the scars and wounds do not heal optimally.