On an episode of Anderson Cooper’s talk show, Sharon Osbourne recounted her numerous plastic surgeries, including her painful thigh lift.
60-year old Sharon Osbourne is famous for her multiple stints under the knife, undergoing a facelift, necklift, neck liposuction, arm liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast lift and augmentation (See Make Me Heal”s story on Sharon Osbourne’s plastic surgery), amongst other procedures that apparently included a thigh lift.
According to Sharon, her thigh lift was the most painful procedure and was quite gruesome and horrifying in describing the procedure to viewers, cutting the skin around the thigh and pulling it up (like a sock, says Sharon), then sewing it back on. Sharon concluded her story by saying that she doesn’t recommend the procedure.
On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia says, ” Here we go again folks: Dr D to the rescue to provide the counterpoint to a “Hollywood depiction of plastic surgery” (or in this case a procedure) in general.”
“Thigh lift surgery can be a big deal particularly in the gastric bypass patient. I do not recommend them for everyone. Thigh Lift surgery can turn out well however, but it is one of the more “inconveniently uncomfortable” operations for the first few weeks even when done well. For 2-3 weeks following surgery, patients tend to be bothered when they go to the bathroom and sit on a toilet because this puts the suture lines on tension. In that sense Mrs Osbourne is correct. ”
“But is it excruciating? No. That is an exaggeration. But then again Mrs Osbourne is known to entertain and exaggeration can be entertaining can’t it?”
“Suffice it to say Thigh Lift surgery is not for everyone and some operations are better technically than others. It is certainly an operation about which to have a long pre-operative discussion with your surgeon.”
Plastic surgery recovery is different for everyone and Sharon seems to be satisfied with the results, so perhaps a thigh lift isn’t quite as gruesome as she described.
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