Many of us face physical insecurities as we age. With a year of lockdown, people have been doing one of two things, the first is just enjoying lockdown and neglecting their health. The other group of people are those who used that time wisely, working to stay healthy and in shape. 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.
If you were once overweight and have lost a significant amount of weight, the chances are that you will have excess sagging skin in your abdomen and thighs, with possibly a loose abdomen due to them being overstretched. This is normal in these circumstances, but to tackle this additional problem, many people opt to have a joint thigh lift and tummy tuck procedure.
The big question is, can you have a thigh lift and tummy lift together? In this article, we will discuss all the information you need to get your surgical treatments. This may also be defined as a mummy makeover, as it combines two of the treatments which can be included in a mummy makeover.
What Is a Tummy Tuck vs a Thigh Lift?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a form of a 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 due to it being a variation of a body lift. It is designed to do the same as a tummy tuck, removing the excess skin and fat from the thigh which then, in turn, improves the contour of the legs. People get this done due to weight loss, they will experience chafing which is painful. This also improves the clothing fit, appearance and self-confidence. For both of these desirable results, many patients opt for a thigh lift and tummy tuck together.
Is It Safe To Have 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 eligible candidates for a thigh lift and tummy tuck are those who are younger and are in good shape. This is due to them being less likely to have complications. The other thing that must be acknowledged is that it will also depend on the person’s pain tolerance and temperament, as the recovery can be much longer and challenging.
Is a Combined Thigh Lift and Tummy Tuck Difficult?
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 requires 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 of these details will be considered when you go for a consultation with your surgeon.
What Is The Recovery Time For a Thigh Lift & Tummy Tuck Together?
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 allow enough time for you to recover for both thigh lift and tummy tuck. Not allowing time to recover completely can cause complications later on. Factors such as having children and arranging childcare, or making arrangements to work from home are essential. 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, or a tummy tuck and thigh lift together, 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.