Having a thigh lift is a major decision. Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong and the results may not be what you expected. The following points cover the specific risks associated with this procedure. Click on each point for more information on that specific risk.
This usually happens in the early few hours to few days. This may require a visit back to theater.
This usually happens in the first few days. This may need a course of antibiotics.
This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar. The scar could be revised at a later stage.
Collection of tissue fluid in the wound. This may need drainage by a syringe. However, the chances of re-accumulation are inevitable.
This usually corrects itself within a few months. Although in severe cases it could be permanent.
Scarring complications could occur which are permanently asymmetry, widened, red or lumpy. No guarantee about the quality of the scar. No control what so ever on the individual body healing.
Dog-ears are bulging folds of skin at the end of the scar. This may require revision surgery to improve the appearance.
Sutures may spontaneously surface to skin and needs removal.
The thighs are naturally asymmetrical, therefore please don’t expect mirror image thighs. A degree of asymmetry would be expected.
Over/Under correction. This might need corrective surgery.