Medial Thigh Lift Procedure
Medial Thigh Lift in Sydney – Procedure
What happens during a medial thigh lift in Sydney?
When you book your appointment to discuss having a medial thigh lift in Sydney, you will be sent a Patient Information Form. Completing this and returning it prior to your appointment will streamline your appointment.
Consultation appointments prior to your medial thigh lift in Sydney
During your first appointment at our office, you should expect to spend about an hour with Dr Gavin Sandercoe. During this time he will take a thorough history and examination. Measurements of your thigh dimensions, and the quality and thickness of the overlying tissue, will help your Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney to plan which is the most appropriate surgical technique for you. Digital photographs are taken to assist with planning and explaining any asymmetries or limitations.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training and experience in many techniques of medial thigh lift. He does not favour one particular technique – instead, he will help you understand which type of surgery will best suit your thigh and your recovery needs for your medial thigh lift in Sydney.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe will discuss what you wish to achieve from your procedure. The risks and expectations of the procedure are then discussed and you are given a take home information package to review before your second consultation.
You are offered a second consultation free of charge to give you the opportunity to ask more questions that may have arisen after reading your information package, and to confirm your aims and choices for your medial thigh lift. If you choose to proceed, you will then schedule your medial thigh lift in Sydney.
The day of your medial thigh lift in Sydney
Dr Gavin Sandercoe only performs surgeries, including your medial thigh lift in Sydney, in accredited hospitals and day surgeries, ensuring that your safety is paramount. Prior to your operation, you will have planning marks drawn on you and a digital photograph taken.
You will be put to sleep (given a general anaesthetic) by a specialist anaesthetist, and pain relief and antibiotics will be given through a drip before the operation is started. The antibiotic helps to prevent an infection from developing in the incisions, keeping you healthy and helping to improve your results.
The procedure begins with any required liposuction, and then the excess skin is removed. Drains are usually placed into the thigh, to prevent fluid from building up as the incision begins to heal. The incisions are then closed and dressings applied. Your surgical compression garment will be fitted before you wake up and go to the recovery room.
Most medial thigh lift procedures are performed as an inpatient procedure, so you should expect to stay overnight in hospital. Many patients feel well enough to leave the morning after the operation, but there is no rush to get home if you do not feel up to it. Dr Gavin Sandercoe will monitor you to ensure your safety during and after your medial thigh lift in Sydney.