What is a tummy tuck?
Overview A well-toned, flat or “6-pack” abdomen is what many people strive for through exercise. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, exercise can’t help remove the excess fat and skin. Plus, if you have a weakened or separated muscle, tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is the only way to manage the problem. Even if you’re totally fit in other parts of your body, you can still have a protruding abdomen or one that is flabby, loose or lacks support. This can be due to heredity, aging, pregnancy, other surgeries or from significant weight gain and loss. There are two things to remember with respect to tummy tucks: first, it’s not a substitute for exercise or a weight loss program. Second, the effects of the procedure can be diminished by significant changes in weight. If you’re going to get pregnant, or you’re planning to lose a substantial amount of weight, you should postpone the procedure.
Are you a candidate for a tummy tuck?
- Your weight is stable
- You have a lot of excess skin and soft tissue along your inner or medial thigh area, and/or your outer thigh
- You have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
- You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
Cost for thigh lift surgery
The Recovery Process
Risks involved in thigh lift surgery
- Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Scarring •Poor wound healing • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) • Deep fatty tissue necrosis • Major wound separation • Numbness or skin sensation changes • Persistent pain • Possible need to revise the surgery • Problems with sutures that may require removal
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
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The best way to determine if thigh lift surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.
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