Post-operative : Medial thigh lift

When you get home

 You can expect to have some pain in the thighs and groin area.

To help you rest comfortably, follow these instructions:

  1. Take extra-strength tylenol every 4 hours
  2. Take an anti-nausea medication such as Gravol 30 minutes before taking your prescribed pain medication
  3. Take your pain medication as prescribed
  4. Take your antibiotics as prescribed
  5. Avoid walking or spreading your legs
  6. Wear your surgical garment

Contact us immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Pain that is not controlled by the pain medication
  • Numbness in your feet
  • A fever of greater than 38.5
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Hallucinations or incoherent behaviour
  • Pain or swelling of one calf
  • Excessive bleeding through your dressing

The first day following surgery

  • Your pain will start to dissipate after 48 hours
  • Avoid staying in bed all day, but rest
  • Avoid strenuous activities or walking too much

Follow up and healing time

  • Your thighs will not be fully healed for 4-8 weeks
  • Exercise is not permitted until 4 weeks after surgery
  • You should be resting for at least 1 week after surgery and gradually regain daily activities after that with the exception of strenuous leg activities or exercise
  • You will have an appointment to see Dr. Gdalevitch 1-2 weeks after surgery, then at 1 month and at 2 months.