Especially after weight loss, people with aging or loose skin structure may have sagging skin on the inside of the leg. The sagging skin may cause both legs to look thicker, and friction-related skin may cause irritation and rash. It is possible to get rid of these problems with leg stretching surgery.
The overhanging excess skin structure is removed as "Y" from the inside of the leg and the seam line is closed inside the leg and under the underwear. If there is an increase in fat tissue in the leg, Liposuction can be performed in the same surgery.
The sagging of the legs and the amount of skin to be removed are evaluated. The patient is informed about the operation process and after. Possible risks and interventions in such problems are explained.
If you have previous surgery, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic diseases such as goiter, allergy to any medicine or food, you should definitely inform if you have medications you have to use. If you are smoking, you should quit before surgery, and you should not drink until the stitches heal afterwards.
Hospital and Operating Room process
Preoperative examinations are prepared on the same day or 1 day before. You should not eat or drink anything 8 hours before the surgery. If the results are evaluated by the anesthesiologist and there is no obstacle, your surgery can be performed. The patient will not feel any pain during the procedure as it is performed under general anesthesia. The average operation time is 2 hours and the time spent in the operating room will be longer after the patient is put to sleep and awakened.
In the postoperative service, you will be given antibiotics and pain medication. You will be discharged the next day by making a control examination and being called for a check-up on the 3rd day.
Very rarely, a drain can be inserted after the thigh stretching surgery to remove the fluid and leaking blood between the tissues. Drains are removed when incoming quantity decreases (after 3-7days).
You should use a special corset for 15 days to reduce the edema that may occur in the first days of the arms.
After the operation, no smoking should be allowed or alcohol should not be consumed. After smoking, there is a risk of opening at the seams and tissue decay at the edges of the skin.
Return to work after surgery
Since there is no painful surgery, you can return to work after 7-10 days.
Is there a stitch mark?
The amount of scar left after the surgical incision depends on the tissue healing of the patient, the sewing technique and care of the surgeon. Even if all patients are sewn using the same sewing technique and material, the amount of scars that will remain from person to person will differ. Age, skin color, concomitant diseases, smoking, post-operative care and hygiene are the determining factors for the scar. In the early period, the pink line-shaped stitch line completes healing after about 12 months and becomes compatible with your skin color. However, in some people, wound healing does not limit itself and a raised red seam may remain on the skin. In this case, the steroids are injected into the seams and the raised structures are eliminated.