A full evaluation and careful examination will be performed. The motivations and the requests of the patient will be analysed and an attentive study of the inner face of the thighs and arms and its relationship with the rest of the body will be done.
The fees of this first consultation will be completely refunded by deducting them from the surgical fees. Liposuction can be insufficient, and light residual asymmetries or small irregularities of surface can be seen. These imperfections are in general accessible to a complementary treatment that can be done under local anaesthesia after a sixth month period. Possible complications A lift of the inner face of the thighs and arms, although carried out for aesthetic motivations, is an important surgical procedure, which carries the risks related to any surgery. It is necessary to distinguish the complications related to the anaesthesia from those related to the surgical procedure. With regard to the anaesthesia, the anaesthesiologist will inform you about the anaesthetic risks. It should be known, indeed, that the techniques, the anaesthetic products and the methods of monitoring have made immense progress these twenty last years, offering optimal safety. Concerning the surgical procedure, by choosing a qualified surgeon one limits these risks.
The complications that can appear during this procedure include: Thrombo-emboli formation (phlebitis, pulmonary embolism) although overall rather rare, is among the most frightening complication. Rigorous precautionary measures are used to minimise these incidences. These include, the use of anti-thrombosis agents, early mobilisation and if needed anticoagulant treatment. Haematoma formation, in fact rare, can justify a drainage in order to avoid a secondary deterioration of the aesthetic result. Infection, which is very rare, will require a surgical drainage and an antibiotic treatment. Seroma formation, the most common complication, can be observed from the 8th day and results from the collection of lymphatic liquid.
It can be simply aspirated generally without any particular after effect. Localized cutaneous necrosis is very rare and results from excessive tension in certain areas. Finally, a delay on the wound healing process can be observed in diabetic and smokers.
The treatment of the inner face of the extremities can be performed by one or a combination of several techniques including liposuction and excision of fat and skin. The best technique is chosen by the surgeon and the patient, who should have a full understanding of the procedure and its potential complications. Once the surgeon’s skills are put to work, in the vast majority of cases, this leads to a very satisfying result for many healthy years to come.