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Thigh Lift Recovery: How to Reduce Swelling After Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift Recovery - Leonisa

A Thighplasty, commonly referred to as a thigh lift, can dramatically improve the shape and overall appearance of the thighs. It is a procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat around the thighs to create a more lifted and contoured look that minimizes sagging skin. After a thigh lift comes the recovery period, during which it is important to closely follow directions from your surgeon to avoid complications and make sure you get the very best results. During recovery, you should wear post-surgical compression garments to help reduce swelling and make the healing process as efficient as possible.

Features of Leonisa’s Post-Surgical Compression Garments for Thigh Lift Recovery

In addition to providing a layer of protection between areas of recovery and your other clothing, a firm compression body shaper that falls below the knee, like our Post-Surgical Hook-and-Zip Mid-Calf Sculpting Body Shaper, offers other helpful elements after a thigh lift, including:

  • owerSlim® fabric that adds firm compression around the torso and thighs to help reduce swelling after surgery.
  • Hook and eye closure at the front of the garment for daily wear and easy removal. The metal hooks are attached in front of a fabric layer to keep you comfortable and prevent irritation or contact with incision sites.
  • A soft and smooth inner layer of fabric that helps keep you dry and comfortable while you are healing.
  • Adjustable straps and an open gusset for added ease and customization during wear.
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Why Wear Compression Garments After a Thighplasty?

After a thigh lift surgery, the incision areas will be delicate and sensitive as a result of lifting the thigh and removing excess skin. In addition to the lift itself, any pre-lift liposuction will leave the area in need of special care during recovery. Thigh lift compression garments are the key to making your life easier (and a lot more comfortable) during your recovery period.

Here are some benefits you might experience as a result of wearing a firm compression post-surgical body shaper or similar compression garment after a thigh lift:

  • Varying levels of compression via trademarked and doctor-recommended PowerSlim® fabric can help reduce fluid buildup and minimize post-surgical swelling in the thighs.
  • Firm compression fabric helps to minimize bruising and can help soften, flatten and reduce the appearance of incisions and scars.
  • A knee-length body shaper made from breathable, antibacterial material will protect incisions from outer layers and debris while keeping the area dry and comfortable during wear.
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Find Your Perfect Style of Compression Garment at Leonisa

Find Your Perfect Style of Compression Garment at Leonisa Because Leonisa only creates high-quality, reliable compression garments using the latest in compression fabric technology, our post-surgical compression garments are recommended by medical professionals for wear after multiple procedures, including thigh lifts. We know that comfort, support and protection are your greatest needs during thigh lift recovery, which is exactly what you’ll get with our compression garments, wear after wear.

Leonisa offers a range of styles, sizes and compression levels in order to help you find the best post-surgical compression garments for all stages of the thigh lift healing process. In addition to discreet neutral and black shades, we offer compression garments in sizes XS-XXL, varying lengths, firm to light compression styles and both strapless and open bust options, making it easy to get all the features you want in your post-thigh lift compression garment.

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Craig Staebel

"I have used Leonisa garments for my patients for over nine years. Leonisa's customer service is top notch and their garments are durable, long-lasting and aid in optimal results. In fact, many of my patients continue to wear them long after their recovery."

Craig Staebel, MD

Georgetown Plastic Surgery - Georgetown, TX

Elle Levine

"After trying Leonisa...I have left all other surgical garment brands in the past. The quality of Leonisa products far exceeds that of other brands...Not only are my patients receiving what I believe to be the best surgical garments on the market today, but they are doing so at a fraction of what it once cost me."

Dr. Elie Levine, MD

Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC - New York, NY

Pham Xuan

"It is recommended that post-surgical garments are kept on as much as possible during the prescribed timeframe by doctors. For this reason, EMCAS doctors recommend the use of Leonisa's high quality Post-Surgical Garments for their comfort to ensure our clients have the best care in their recovery."

Dr. Phạm Xuân Khiêm

EMCAS - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tim Zelko

"We are very happy we switched over to Leonisa for our post-procedure compression garments. They are so comfortable and securing for the patients, a lot of them come back for more! They offer a variety of options and colors to fulfill each of our patients’ needs as well."

Dr. Tim Zelko, D.O.

Zelko Aesthetics - Greenfield, WI

Peter Capizzi

"The Leonisa garment line is the most comfortable and effective for our needs. The quality of their garments is unmatched and is much better than other brands out there. These garments improve the final result of many procedures by reducing swelling and adding support".

Dr. Peter J. Capizzi, MD

Capizzi, M.D. Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare - Charlotte, NC

Myla Benett

"Our favorite garment is ref. #018688N in Black or Natural Tan. We love the fit and comfort of this product and the breathable material. Our patients love that it's not detectable underneath clothing and the adjustable bra straps. We use this garment for our post- Liposuction and Tummy tuck patients."

Dr. Myla Bennett

Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery - John's Creek, GA

Gerry Sotomayor

"Leonisa's products are excellent. Once you start using them, there are no other better options for the briefs and interior garments. Our client patients -- women and men-- use them and are so satisfied that they always ask where they can continue buying them."

Dr Gerry Sotomayor, MD

Graceful Contour - Norcross, GA

Anthony Tran

"Our patients love the garments and so do we. The garments are well made, reliable, and compliment their new shape well. It certainly improves their final outcomes, not to mention the excellent customer service."

Dr. Anthony Tran, MD, FACS, PA.

Arlington Plastic Surgery - Arlington, TX


"The company itself is reliable and attentive, providing well-made garments at very reasonable prices that always arrive on time with great customer service. The materials used are exemplary, giving my patients the support they need in their first few weeks of recovery."

Dr. Julie Khanna, MD, FRCSC

Director of Plastic Surgery - ICLS Dermatology & Plastic SurgeryOakville, ON, Canada

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