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What is an Approximate Recovery Time for Thigh Lift with Tummy Tuck?

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Abdominoplasty with thigh lift

Just a different view here. I don't recommend patients to undergo these procedures simultaneously. The recovery for each procedure alone is significant and combined it is multiplied. The recovery is specific and different for each surgery and I don't feel that patient's can adequately provide all care properly.Complications are multiplied and results may be compromised.I perform TT with smaller breast or arm procedures, but not thigh lift

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is an Art and a Science

Thank you for the question. Most patients need 10 days to get through the initial recovery. Full muscle healing with full activity usually take 6 weeks. Good luck. Dr Thomas Narsete      Austin, Tx

Thomas A. Narsete, MD
Greenwood Village Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery Time After Thigh Lift and Tummy Tuck.

  Dear D1blkpurl,

   I would instruct my patients to plan on 4 weeks before they could go back to a desk job and begin light activties. It will be in the 6-8 week period for full recvery. Good luck. Dr. G.

Douglas L. Gervais, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Healing time for thigh lift, tummy tuck

I would agree with the other doctors that responded. Usually you need about 6 weeks to fully recover from the procedure.

Rick Rosen, MD
Norwalk Plastic Surgeon
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Healing Time for Tummy Tuck and Thigh lift

Great question. The usual healing time for tummy tuck and thigh lift is usually 6 weeks. Healing may take longer in a patient who has multiple medical problems  or who has had a major weight loss ( >100 lbs.)

Tummy Tuck and Thigh Lift Recovery

     Tummy tuck and an extended thigh lift usually take at least 6 weeks to heal.  It is not uncommon to have prolonged wound healing with an extended thigh lift even in the fittest of patients with optimal nutrition and no health problems.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles,CA

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