Top 10 questions and answers about the thigh lift:
Thigh lift surgery, performed by a cosmetic surgeon in Paris is cosmetic or reparative surgery of the thighs. Thigh lift surgery or dermolipectomy of the thighs, rates, cost and photos are discussed in the following article. A cosmetic surgeon in Paris, specialist in cosmetic surgery gives simple and clear answers to your question about the thigh lift. Please find here above a before/after photo of thigh lift surgery.
1 – What does thigh lift surgery involve?
Thigh lift surgery is cosmetic or reparative surgery of the thighs. It tightens the loose skin resulting from weight loss or age.
2 – How long does the operation take?
It takes about 2 hours depending on what needs to be done.
3 – What is the length of the stay at the clinic?
A one or two night stay is normally necessary.
4 – What form of sedation for thigh lift surgery?
This procedure takes place under general anaesthesia.
5 – Is thigh lift surgery painful?
Thigh lift surgery is mildly painful. Should the procedure be undertaken in conjunction with liposuction of the thighs then there will be more pain. In this case appropriate pain medication will be prescribed. In the majority of cases simple painkillers are sufficient. The operation takes place under general anaesthesia so you will not feel anything during the surgery.
6 – What scars result from thigh lift surgery?
The surgery leaves a scar in the groin crease of the thigh. In some cases another vertical scar in the inner thigh may be left too.
7 – What are the risks inherent to thigh lift surgery?
Performed by a certified plastic surgeon qualified in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in a certified plastic surgery clinic, thigh lift surgery is commonly practiced and is considered a reliable operation. However, important precautions should be taken to ensure maximum security during the procedure. The principal complications are bleeding and hematoma formation. Like in all surgery complications are possible but rare. These are listed in the information flyer of the French Society for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. If properly managed, complications leave little or no trace. Post operation monitoring is therefore indispensable. Dr Louafi takes care of the post-operative monitoring of his patients.
Specific risks will be detailed and explained during the consultation.
8 – Must a compression garment be worn after thigh lift surgery?
Wearing a compression garment may be useful in the month following the operation. Dr Louafi, a cosmetic surgeon in Paris, will advise you on which one to use.
9 – Is it possible to have thigh lift surgery in conjunction with liposuction of the thighs?
Yes in certain cases the two procedures may be performed in conjunction with each other.
10 – How much does thigh lift surgery cost?
The rates for thigh lift surgery vary depending on the how much needs to be done, mode of anaesthesia and its charges, the clinical charges, the length of the stay in the clinic, the qualifications of the surgeon, the charges of the surgeon and the anaesthetist among others. Very high quotes on the one hand do not necessarily guarantee the best results and suspiciously low quotes on the other hand should incite caution. It is of utmost importance to always verify the qualifications and competences of the plastic surgeon, his titles, his cv, his certification by the board, his ability to practice, what post operation care is included in his quote (who by, where, for how long…).Plastic surgery is strictly regulated in France. It is therefore very easy to get information about a surgeon before undertaking this important surgery.
Thigh lift surgery can be partially covered by the social security in some cases. Only the surgeon is authorized to present your case for reimbursement. In this case the clinical charges will be fully paid by the social security. You will be left with the complementary surgeon’s and anaesthetist’s fees, which may be fully paid by your mutuelle depending on your contract with them.
In the case of partial cover by the social security, surgical fees vary (from 4700 euros) and may be fully paid by your mutuelle depending on the contract with them even if the surgery takes place in a private clinic.
As an indication, thigh lift surgery fees start at 4700 euros. The personal quote concerning the procedure that is given to the patient during pre-operation consultation is contractual and binding. Please find all the rates for cosmetic surgery with Dr Louafi on this website. (Estimated rates from…).