Saeed Marefat, M.D.
I am considering having a thigh lift with a plastic surgeon in my area who tells me that she does this procedure in her office. Should this be a concern? Also, will I be able to return to work within seven days?
You should ask the surgeon if her surgical suite is an AAAA or JCAHO approved surgical facility. If so, it would be safe to assume that it meets the high standards of medical care in this country. In terms of recovery, it depends on how large a thigh lift is being performed. If it is minor, seven days should be enough. If it is major, recovery would be closer to ten days or more. Your surgeon will help you determine an approximate recovery time.