Post Care Instructions

Thigh Lift

  • Post-op appointment is 7-10 days after surgery.
  • If a drain is placed during surgery, removal is in 1-2 weeks.
  • Keep the area dry and covered for 48 hours after surgery.
  • No showering for at least 1 week or as directed by your surgeon.
  • Walking is encouraged.
  • No swimming, hot tubs or baths until cleared by the surgeon.
  • Avoid strenuous activity, or lifting more than 15 pounds.
  • Garment or spandex can be removed 2 days after surgery to shower (if cleared by your surgeon). Wear the garment all day and night, except to shower, for 3-4 weeks or until the drain is removed.

The following are normal findings following an incision or biopsy:

  • Redness, puffiness, or discomfort localized to the site.
  • Drainage – clear, red, or yellowish – up to a week after procedure.

Notify our office if the following symptoms occur:

  • Fever greater than 101.4.
  • Redness that extends beyond the surgical site.
  • Thick, foul smelling drainage.