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    Tight and tapered thighs

    Thigh Lift

    Due to the aging process, but also due to a pronounced weight loss, the soft tissue of the skin can hang in the area of the thighs. In order to improve this – both aesthetically and functionally – a tightening operation can be performed.

    What is a thigh lift?

    In order to mobilize the tissue as gently as possible, liposuction is performed.

    The contours become slimmer and the skin firmer. The scars are hidden on the inner thigh.

    How can you prepare for a thigh lift?

    • The lift should be performed when the desired weight has been reached.
    • All your questions about possible complications and alternative treatments should be answered in advance.
    • Keep nicotine and alcohol consumption to a minimum!
    • If necessary, take hormone-containing medication (the pill) temporarily.
    • Blood-thinning medication (e.g. ASS, Thomapyrin®) must be discontinued at least 10 days before the operation after consultation with your doctor.
    • Vitamin preparations (A, E) and food supplements (omega-3 fatty acids, St. John’s wort preparations, etc.) must be discontinued at least 4 weeks before the operation.
    • Surgery limits the ability to travel by air. Therefore, do not plan any professional or private air travel during the 6 weeks after the operation!

    How is a thigh lift performed?

    • As a rule, surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This is associated with an inpatient stay of 2 to 3 days.
    • A suture pull is not necessary, as self-dissolving sutures are used.
    • The procedure takes about 2.5 hours, depending on the findings.

    What do you need to keep in mind after a thigh lift?

    • Postoperative clinical check-ups are recommended on the 3rd postoperative day and after 1, 2, 6 weeks as well as after 6 and 12 months.
    • Showering is possible immediately before the wound control from the third postoperative day.
    • Previously fitted compression garments should be worn continuously for 6 weeks.
    • Scar care (scar massage, sun protection, silicone overlay) from the 3rd postoperative week onwards helps to create inconspicuous scars.
    • Sports, saunas, swimming, heavy work and sunbathing should be avoided for at least two weeks. 6 weeks should be avoided.
    • Consistent sun protection (sun protection factor 50+) for 6 months.

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    Dr. med. Stéphane Stahl

    “We provide you with extensive expert knowledge so that we can work with you to select the best possible treatment path.”

    Dr. med. Stéphane steel is the former director of the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery / Hand Surgery at the Lüdenscheid Clinic. Dr. Stahl studied medicine at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin. In 2011 he passed the European and 2012 the German specialist examination for plastic and aesthetic surgery. Further specialist qualifications and additional qualifications followed (including quality management, medical didactics, physical therapy, emergency medicine, laser protection officers, hand surgery) as well as prizes and awards. In 2015 he completed his habilitation in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Tübingen. He is an experienced microsurgeon, a sought-after expert and a regular speaker at specialist congresses. After a multi-stage selection process, Stéphane Stahl became a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), one of the world’s largest and most influential specialist societies for aesthetic surgery. His authorship includes numerous articles in respected peer review journals and standard surgical textbooks.

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