Overweight or obese individuals who lose a significant amount of weight often experience numerous health benefits as a result. However, two unfortunate and very common side effects of major weight loss are sagging skin and stubborn fat deposits. There are several procedures that can help improve the appearance of sagging skin and unwanted fat deposits after major weight loss. Combining a tummy tuck with a thigh lift can improve your appearance and tighten your body contour to restore your confidence after weight loss.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat from the midsection. After a tummy tuck, patients have a tighter, flatter, and more defined waistline. Massive weight loss usually leaves excess skin and fat around the abdomen, negatively affecting clothing fit and causing feelings of self-consciousness. Tummy tuck surgery allows individuals to more fully embrace their newly improved body shape with increased confidence.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the thighs to improve their contour. Excess skin and fat deposits in the thighs after weight loss can cause uncomfortable chafing and lower your confidence in your appearance. Thigh lift surgery enhances the contour of the thighs to improve clothing fit, appearance, and self-perception.
The Benefits of Combining a Tummy Tuck With a Thigh Lift
Tummy tuck surgery and thigh lift surgery each offer their own unique benefits after weight loss, but there are several added benefits of combining these procedures together. A major benefit is that the results of these procedures complement each other. For many weight-loss patients, a tummy tuck is not enough to provide the changes they desire. Nonetheless, a combination tummy tuck with thigh lift can impart significant body contouring to dramatically improve your figure. Another advantage is that the requirements for one are similar to the requirements for the other; in both cases, candidates must be physically healthy and have maintained a stable body weight. Candidates who meet these requirements may be able to undergo both procedures together. Additionally, undergoing these two surgical procedures simultaneously may be more financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally manageable than undergoing each procedure individually. Combining these procedures allows you to deal with anesthesia, operation fees, recovery, and time off work only once. Ultimately, combining a tummy tuck with a thigh lift will more significantly tone your body shape so that you feel more confident in your figure after weight loss.
If you have undergone major weight loss and are interested in learning more about a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or any other body contouring procedure that could help you, we encourage you to contact us at the Élan Institute for Plastic Surgery. Call us at (714) 834-0101 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Jazayeri today.