Why Are My Thighs Bigger After Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck surgery not only has a big effect on the look of the abdomen, but it can also affect the appearance of other bodily structures. It is not uncommon for patients to report that people believed their breasts looked bigger. However, one concern tummy tuck patients in recovery sometimes express is that their thighs look bigger. So, let’s answer the question, “Why are my thighs bigger after tummy tuck?”
First, the thighs do not actually get bigger. While it is technically possible to experience some residual swelling, by the time a patient asks this question, this has usually resolved. Often, when a patient asks this, they tend to be a good candidate for a thigh procedure in addition to a tummy tuck such as a thigh lift or tummy tuck. With the abdomen now flatter, the size of the thighs can look disproportionate.
This does not always happen. If you are concerned about this, discuss it with Dr. Jonov during your consultation. He can evaluate whether or not you are a good candidate for an added thigh procedure. Dr. Jonov can perform a thigh surgery at the same time as a tummy tuck for most patients.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.