Unwanted fat pockets and sagging skin can appear as a natural result of age, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and other factors. A tummy tuck is usually performed to address sagging skin, muscle laxity, and small pockets of fat in the abdominal area. However, if the thighs have also accumulated unwanted fat, a tummy tuck can be paired with liposuction to achieve a more sculpted, tight physique.
What is a tummy tuck with inner thigh liposuction?
A tummy tuck with inner thigh liposuction is a combination procedure that pairs liposuction to remove unwanted fat on the inner thighs with a tummy tuck to tighten and firmly sculpt the abdomen. Together, these procedures remove stubborn fat and loose skin, and achieve a tighter muscular contour in the abominable area. The result is a flatter, firmer waistline and slimmer, more sculpted thighs.
The benefits of our combination procedure–tummy tuck and inner thigh liposuction
A combination of the tummy tuck Seattle procedure with liposuction on the inner thighs results in significant benefits for patients. This combination is often performed as a part of a mommy makeover for even further results. Benefits include the following
- A more contoured, slim waistline
- A tighter, flatter abdominal area
- Combines two procedures into one, reducing overall recovery time and anesthesia
- More toned, firm contours
- Surgical tightening of weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Removes up to 10 pounds of excess skin
- Removes 5-10 pounds of excess fat
- Eliminates stretch marks in the lower abdominal area
- Provides a more sculpted, shapely and attractive appearance
- Improves confidence
What happens during a tummy tuck and thigh liposuction surgery?
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. For the tummy tuck, Dr. Sajan will make an incision across your lower abdomen between the hips. The incision is made at the level of the pubic hair, ensuring that the scar is easily hidden by underwear or a bikini bottom.
Excess fat is then removed and the underlying muscles are tightened with strong sutures. Liposuction is a common part of this part of the procedure to tone and slim the abdominal area and remove any stubborn fat pockets that have accumulated.
The upper abdominal skin is then pulled downward and secured firmly. Loose skin is trimmed away, resulting in a firm, flat shape. The navel is repositioned to achieve a natural appearance. Finally, the incisions are closed carefully to minimize scarring.
Inner thigh liposuction includes very tiny incisions through which a cannula (a long, hollow tube) is inserted. The cannula is used to break up the fat tissues in the area and suction out the fat, permanently destroying and eliminating the cells to achieve a more toned, slim and sculpted appearance. The inner thigh gap is more pronounced and the upper legs look more sculpted.
Recovery after a tummy tuck and inner thigh liposuction
After your tummy tuck and inner thigh liposuction, you will be able to go home with a friend or family member who can help you during the first days of your recovery period. You will have a compression dressing around your abdomen and thighs. This helps minimize swelling, and it protects the surgical incision between your hips. You’ll continue to wear this bandage for one or two weeks.
You’ll need two weeks of downtime to rest. Walk slowly and with assistance between your periods of rest. This helps the blood circulation and helps to prevent the formation of blood clots.
By approximately six weeks after your surgery, Dr. Sajan will give a final clearance to resume exercise. Until that point, it’s important to avoid strenuous activity, including lifting anything that weighs more than five pounds. Swelling will fully subside in 3-6 months.
Candidates for a tummy tuck with inner thigh liposuction
This procedure is designed for patients who are dealing with unwanted, stubborn fat pockets in their waistline and thighs, and loose, sagging skin in the abdominal area. Patients who want to shape, contour and slim their abdominal area are candidates for a tummy tuck with inner thigh liposuction. Candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Are generally in good health
- Have no major medical concerns
- Do not smoke
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Can stably maintain their weight
- Have realistic expectations about what this combination procedure can achieve
- Stomach muscles are weakened or separated due to childbirth or other factors
- Loose skin and stubborn fat pockets exist in the abdominal area
- Unwanted fat exists in the inner thighs
Why choose Dr. Sajan for a tummy tuck with inner thigh liposuction?
Dr. Javad Sajan is a board-certified, highly sought-after plastic surgeon who is a leading international authority and expert in his field. As a doctor who works in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sajan specializes in body procedures such as tummy tucks and liposuction, which can be performed in many areas of the body. Dr. Sajan is known for his compassionate, understanding, yet professional approach, and for his dedication to helping patients achieve sculpted, beautiful results in gaining the physique they’ve always wanted. Please call today for a consultation to find out more about what a tummy tuck with inner thigh liposuction with Dr. Sajan entails.