Thigh lift in Iran: all you need to know
Thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a body contouring surgery aimed at removing lax sagging skin, tightening the skin and improving the appearance of the thighs. Thigh lift surgery is often sought by people who have lost a great deal of weight and are left with excess loose skin on their thighs.
Thighplasty can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction and tummy tuck. The result of a thigh lift procedure is slimmer thighs with more elegant contour, which is apparent almost immediately after surgery, though the full results take some time to appear due to post-op swelling.
What are the causes of sagging thighs?
Loose skin on the thighs can be caused by massive weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. As you gain a lot of weight, the skin stretches to cover the added fat. When the skin stretches too much it loses its elasticity, making it unable to tighten up and fit perfectly again after you lose a great amount of weight.
Sagging skin of thighs may also be due to aging. As people age, the level of collagen in the skin diminishes, causing it to lose resilience and elasticity. Collagen deficiency causing lax skin can happen earlier due to the person’s genetic background.
Excessive exposure to sunlight also contributes to skin disorders. UV rays in sunlight cause skin’s collagens to break down at a faster rate, damaging collagen fibers and reducing the elasticity of the skin.
Types of thighplasty
There are four types of thigh lift: inner thigh lift, medial thigh lift, bilateral thigh lift, and lateral thigh lift (also called outer thigh lift).
- An inner thigh lift removes the loose skin of the lower part of the inner thigh.
- A medial thigh lift removes the loose skin and fat of the upper part of the inner thigh.
- A bilateral thigh lift addresses the loose skin of both the inner and outer thighs.
- A lateral thigh lift addresses loose skin of t
How is thighplasty performed?
Inner and medial thigh lifts are typically carried out on an outpatient basis, but a bilateral thigh lift might require a night or two of stay in hospital. A thigh lift surgery normally takes 2-4 hours to complete.
As for any other surgery, the first step in a thigh lift procedure is anesthesia. Thighplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia, but in some cases, intravenous (IV) sedation (also known as ‘twilight sleep’) may be used.
Depending on the extent of skin laxity and the type of thigh lift, the place and length of the incisions will be different. A thigh lift typically involves incisions in the groin that extend downward along the inner thigh and wrap around the thighs.
After making the incision, the surgeon removes the excess skin and fat and pull it up to its new position. Drains may be placed to remove excess fluid or blood and the incisions are stitched up—often with absorbable sutures. Finally, skin adhesive or tapes may be applied and the dressing or bandages are put on the incisions. A compression garment also may be applied to reduce swelling.
Am I a good candidate for thighplasty?
If you have droopy thighs, which is bothering you, or have thighs with uneven contour due to fat deposits, you can consider a thigh lift. You need to have good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of thigh contouring surgery. Besides, you should be well-informed about the possible risks and complications of the surgery.
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for a thigh lift procedure is to see a specialist. He/she examines you and asks a few questions about your health status and medical history to determine if you are eligible for a thigh lift surgery.
How long does thigh lift recovery last?
It depends on many factors such as the extent of the incisions, your age, and your diet. It usually takes two weeks for you to be fully recovered and return to normal life.
Your surgeon will give you special instructions for your recovery period at home. Keep in mind that following these instructions is key to proper recovery and the success of your surgery.
You may need to take pain medications for a few days to alleviate the post-operative pain. In case you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, or unusual heartbeat, seek medical attention immediately.
How visible will thigh lift scars be?
A thigh lift will leave scars on your skin, which are more or less visible depending on the extent of incision, skin quality, and their location. Surgeons try to make the incisions in inconspicuous areas in order not be easily noticed, such as areas normally covered by underwear and bikini.
Scars can also be improved by applying scar-healing products. Furthermore, most people believe that the benefits of having slim thighs overweigh the drawback of scars.
What are some risks of thigh lift surgery?
Like any other surgery, thigh lift surgery poses some risks and potential complications. Swelling, bruising, slow wound healing, bleeding, infection, visible scars, fluid accumulation, asymmetry, skin discoloration, fat necrosis, numbness, and anesthesia risks are the risks of a thighplasty.
Note that most of these complications occur in a small number of patients. Choosing a board-certified who has enough training and experience in plastic surgery, especially body lift procedures, is key to reducing the chances of developing post-op complications.
Make sure to discuss your concerns with your surgeon during the pre-op consultations and ask him/her to explain all the possible risks and side effects of the surgery.
Thighplasty in Iran: an effective and affordable option to get rid of sagging thigh skin
A thigh lift is a relatively expensive procedure in many countries. For this reason, people are heading to more affordable countries to get their thigh lift surgery done. Iran is one of the best countries for cosmetic surgery procedures, including body contouring surgeries in terms of affordability and quality.
Iranian body lift surgeons AriaMedTour work with are highly-experienced and qualified, with at least 12 years of experience in performing various types of cosmetic surgeries.
Besides, Iranian hospitals and clinics are equipped with the latest medical technologies on par with their medical facilities in developed countries. The International Patients Departments (IPDs) of Iranian hospitals are specially equipped to provide VIP services to foreign medical tourist.
What is the cost of thigh lift in Iran?
Thigh lift cost can vary a great deal depending on the extent of the operation that needs to be done, the doctor’s reputation, the city or country the surgery is performed, and clinic or hospital.
All in all, the price of a standard thigh lift procedure in Iran stands somewhere between $2,000 and $4,000, which includes all related costs (tests, anesthesia, medications, and clinic fee). This is while the range of a thigh lift surgery is $6,000 to $12,000 in the United States and as much as $17000 in Australia.