Tips for Making Thigh Lift Recovery Easy

Achieving a body that lives up to your expectations and ideals isn’t always the easiest process for some people. Thankfully, body contouring procedures like thigh lifts are widely available and effective at making the necessary changes to help you create your ideal body image. However, as they do require invasive surgery, there will be some recovery time needed once the procedure is complete.

Your thigh lift recovery should only require about three weeks to be as good as new again. In order to help you make the most out of that time and ensure your optimal recovery, here are a few tips to consider:

For Combatting Pain, Swelling, and Bruising

As with any invasive surgery of this nature, you’ll likely be prescribed certain pain medications in order to help manage any pain or discomfort you may be feeling during your first week or two of recovery. Though these can do wonders, it’s important not to rely on them fully during your thigh lift recovery.

Some tips you can consider for managing these side effects include:

  • Keeping your legs elevated when resting to help reduce swelling
  • Using ice packs on areas of swelling and discomfort
  • Wearing doctor-approved compression garments over the healing areas
  • Minimizing your activity levels and resting adequately

Utilizing these tips in conjunction with your doctor-prescribed pain medications should soothe whatever pain may come your way. Of course, don’t hesitate to act for further suggestions from Dr. Altamira during your initial, pre-, and post-procedure consultations.

For Ensuring Proper Healing

Of course, pain minimization is only half the battle when it comes to thigh lift recovery—you’ll also want to ensure that your body has everything it needs to heal quickly and properly. Some tips for doing so can involve all of the following:

  • Gently but thoroughly clean your wound each day with proper re-bandaging
  • Ensuring that you are consistently well-hydrated and well-rested throughout each day of recovery
  • Temporarily or fully switching over to a healthier and more nutritious diet
  • Working yourself back up to your normal activity levels during the second and third weeks of recovery

Choose Dr. Altamira for Your Thigh Lift Surgery

If you’re looking for a skilled plastic surgeon to ensure that your thigh lift surgery (and subsequent recovery) goes off without a hitch, reach out to board-certified Dr. David Altamira at 713-271-9000. As one of the premier plastic surgeons in Houston and Sugar Land, TX, he proudly offers his services to all in the surrounding areas.

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