Responsável Técnico

Dr. Denis Valente | Cirurgião plástico

CREMERS 24617 | RQE 18465

Thigh Liposuction

Liposuction is often useful to treat patients who have much fat on the inner thighs, so that the legs become glued together and appear scraping a the other, or on the outside, the well-known brand that breeches in an extremely negative feminine silhouette. It is very common to associate this procedure with liposuction of the abdomen, since the anesthesia used is the same.

Candidates

Patients who feel uncomfortable with the aesthetic appearance of their thighs.

Outpatient

Ambulatory 12-24 hours after the surgery.

Total Duration of Surgery

About 60 minutes

Anesthesia

Epidural with sedation is associated with abdominal or location.

Undesirable effects

There is a rare possibility of asymmetry, dimpling, skin pigmentation and bleeding. Temporary numbness of the skin and hematoma (accumulation of blood). Irregularities of the skin may occur in some patients and can be treated if necessary. Local edema that usually improve after two to three months is what occurs in almost all patients.

Recovery

Compressive garment used for two or three weeks, light physical exercises can be performed 5-7 days after the procedure and heavier exercises about 3-4 weeks after surgery. Patients usually complain of tenderness to the touch on the first day, this question is subject to wide variation, since the threshold of pain can vary significantly from one person to another. If there is any greater discomfort the conventional medications will be sufficient to solve the problem, always with the appropriate knowledge and doctor’s prescription. The swelling is usually intense during the first 2 weeks, when rest is essential. Red or purple stains usually settle around the operated areas, usually persisting for one to two weeks. The stitches are removed between the fifth and eighth days after the procedure. Edema improvement should occur within the first month, after which there will be a residual swelling with areas of rigity and irregularity, which may persist for some months, without preventing the patient to carry out its daily social activities. Techniques of lymphatic drainage and massage therapy as well as external ultrasound may be useful in this post-operative recovery.

Objectives

Decreasing the diameter of the thighs. Harmonize the body contour.

Incisions and technique

Incisions are often placed in difficult viewing and usually have a length of about 0.4 cm. All care will be taken that these incisions are placed in locations less visible, and become discrete lines and virtually imperceptible over time.