Thigh Lift in Costa Rica


The surgery known as thigh lipectomy is a procedure to remove loose skin of the thighs. When weight loss is successful and excessive it can cause flabby skin of the inner thighs. The constant rubbing on the inside of the thighs can cause irritation and skin infections, etc., and interfere with personal hygiene. It may also hinder the dressing which will cause psychosocial concerns because of the disfigured appearance.

Thigh Lift or Thighplasty:

Comfort and appearance may be improved with plastic surgery, in this case, the thigh lipectomy . The thigh lift involves resection of abundant tissue in the thigh. The excess tissue in the thighs can be extended to the buttocks and the back of the thigh. To remove the excess skin and fatty tissue of the inner thigh using incisions those are placed parallel to the folds of the groins. The thigh lift is usually performed on the inner surface of the thighs, but may include the outer and buttocks if the doctor deems necessary.


The decision to undergo surgery thigh lift is extremely personal and will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and / or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and the risks and potential complications.

Su cirujano plástico y/o personal le explicará en detalle los riesgos asociados con la cirugía. Se le pedirá que firme formularios de consentimiento para asegurar que usted entiende completamente el procedimiento que se someterá y los riesgos y complicaciones potenciales.

Possible risks of thigh lift surgery include:

  • Unfavorable scars: thigh incisions usually stretch during the healing process.
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Poor wound healing
  • Loss of skin
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensitivity
  • Risks of anesthesia
  • Skin discoloration and / or inflammation
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die
  • Major wound separation (dehiscence)
  • Asymmetry
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Unsatisfactory results such as highly visible surgical scar location, unacceptable visible deformities, bunching and rippling in the skin near the suture lines or at the ends of the incisions
  • The recurrent looseness of skin
  • The sutures may arise spontaneously through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
  • Possibility of revision surgery

The post-operative care of a thigh lipectomy includes frequent cleaning of the wound, antibiotics, use compressive belts or clothing for at least two weeks and lots of rest because you cannot perform strenuous activities. Micropore ® should be used for no rubbing or friction points directly to the wound with dressing while protecting the wound.

La decisión de someterse a la cirugía de levantamiento de muslos es extremadamente personal y tendrá que decidir si los beneficios que lograrán sus objetivos y si los riesgos y complicaciones potenciales son aceptables.