We are at an age now where people are more conscious of how they look which increases every year. With a year of lockdown, people have been either doing two things, the first is just enjoying lockdown and eating their worries away. The other group of people have been those who used that time wisely, they have been trying to get their lives together. With that said, it doesn’t have to be getting your finances in check or getting on the property ladder, no, many people have been using the time to get fit and healthy.
The issue is that if you were obese and have lost that much weight, the chances are that you have quite a bit of excess sagging skin in your abdomen and thighs with the possible loose abdomen muscles due to them being overstretched. This is why many people opt for drastic measures as there aren’t any other ways in which you can get rid of this excess skin so many people opt for either a tummy tuck and thigh lifts.
The big question is, can you have a thigh lift and tummy lift together? In this article, we will go through all the information you need to get your surgical treatments. This can also be classed as a mummy makeover as it combines two of the treatments which can be included in a mummy makeover.
What Is A Tummy Tuck Compared To A Thigh Lift?
A tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty which is a form of body lift. This means that it is designed to remove excess skin and tissue from the body, as well as tighten up the abdominal muscles. Although a body lift can be performed in most areas, the tummy tuck is one of the most popular treatments available. Once the procedure is complete, the patients will experience a tighter, flatter and defined abdomen so they can feel more confident whilst their clothing fits much better.
A thigh lift is very similar to a tummy tuck in terms that it is also a body lift. It is designed to do the same as a tummy tuck, like remove the excess skin and fat from the thigh which then, in turn, improves the contour of the legs. People get this done because when people lose weight, they will experience chafing which is painful. This also improves the clothing fit, appearance and self-confidence.
Does My Health Affect Me Having A Tummy Tuck and Thigh Lift Together?
Your health is a huge indicator of whether you can combine a thigh lift with a tummy tuck. This is because having multiple procedures means that you will be on the operating table for much longer, which in turn will have a longer recovery time. For you to have a thigh lift and tummy tuck together, you must ensure that you are a non-smoker and do not suffer from any medical conditions which can be affected by the procedure. The most successful candidates for a thigh lift and tummy tuck are those who are younger and are in good shape due to them being less likely to have complications. The other thing that must be acknowledged is it will also depend on the person’s pain tolerance and temperament as the recovery can be much longer and challenging.
How Intense Is A Thigh Lift and Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck can easily be combined with a thigh lift, but it is key to understand the extent of the surgery. All bodies are different so it is no surprise that some patients’ tummy tucks are more extensive than others as different amounts of skin will be removed. When a patient is having a larger amount of skin removed, it is a better idea to have your thigh lift and tummy tuck separately so you can heal properly. All this will be determined when you go for a consultation with your surgeon.
Do You Have Enough Time To Recover For A Thigh Lift and Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck can take anything from 4-6 weeks to recover whilst a thigh lift can take anything from 2-3 weeks, so it is vital that you have enough time for you to recover properly for both thigh lift and tummy tuck, as not allowing to recover properly can cause complications later on. Factors like whether you have children and can get childcare, or whether your job allows you to work from home or have flexible hours. These are just some of the factors you need to take into consideration when combining a tummy tuck and thigh lift together.
If you would like more information on any of our treatments, including a mummy makeover, tummy tuck and thigh lift, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today by filling in the form and one of our consultants will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can call on 0161 401 4064.