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Hi all,

Only like 8kg from goal now and feeling alarmed at how much loose skin I have on my stomach and thighs, so looking at getting tummy tuck and inner thigh lift. Starting to look for a surgeon so I can get a consult and start the saving of dollars. I love in canberra but none of the surgeons here really have a lot of experience in post weight loss patients, plus not much competition here so prices are high, so planning to go to Sydney. So just wondering if anyone can recommend sydney plastic surgeons? Or tell me who not to go to (you can pm me those).

Also, does anyone know my chances of getting tummy tuck and inner thigh lift done in same op?

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Hi all,

Only like 8kg from goal now and feeling alarmed at how much loose skin I have on my stomach and thighs, so looking at getting tummy tuck and inner thigh lift. Starting to look for a surgeon so I can get a consult and start the saving of dollars. I love in canberra but none of the surgeons here really have a lot of experience in post weight loss patients, plus not much competition here so prices are high, so planning to go to Sydney. So just wondering if anyone can recommend sydney plastic surgeons? Or tell me who not to go to (you can pm me those).

Also, does anyone know my chances of getting tummy tuck and inner thigh lift done in same op?

Sydney will be way more expensive than Canberra. (In my mind I put this down to Sydney plastic surgeons having to pay off their expensive houses and put their kids through private school). The cheapest plastic surgeon I'm aware of is Mr Mark Moore in Adelaide as heaps of people from the gastric sleeve forum have used him and also AtGreg.

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Yeah, been reading about mark Moore, just not sure I want to travel that far, cost is not my only consideration. Also I don't want the vertical scar, I know he doesn't always do it but yeah. Thinking I'll get some canberra consults and sydney and decide from there

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Yeah...Mr Moore wanted to do a vertical tummy tuck on me but I wanted a body lift which is why I didn't choose him. And I'm very happy with my choice for a body lift. Sure there is a little excess skin in that vertical direction but not enough for me to trade the extra scar.

 

And...I probably should have said I think it's unlikely that anyone in Sydney would be cheaper (they may not necessarily be more expensive just I doubt they would be cheaper)

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I've just this afternoon contacted 2 surgeons in Sydney and 2 in Canberra to make initial consultation appointments, then I can compare costs, what they can do, whether I like them etc. I'm seeing Dr Milovic and Dr Tonks here on canberra and Assoc Prof Mark Gianoutsos and Dr Barnouti in Sydney. Fingers crossed I'm happy with at least one, and also that there is one that really stands out!

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Scoots note that most of the surgeons I consulted with didn't give me a quote on the day, as they drafted them after my consultation. Make sure you ask to see before and after photos of people. Thigh lifts are not that common as it's for massive weight loss patients only really, but they should have heaps of tummy tuck pictures since this is more common.

 

You should need a GP referral for the consultation as they are a specialist. Did they tell you that? I picked the surgeons and organized the consults then went to a GP and asked them to write the referrals.

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I haven't heard back from any yet, have just emailed, well actually I did get some generalised information on abdominoplasty from one of the canberra surgeons that did give the price difference between a consult with gp referral and without, I'll make the appointments then get referrals, at least with referrals I can claim part of the consult fee from medicare. Bthankfully I have a great gp who is super supportive and will write me any referral I ask for.

I was wanting to ask you, did you notice much difference in your thighs after the lower body lift (and before your thigh lift)?

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No. My body shape is apple, so I have never had big thighs or butt relative to my size. My thigh issue was limited to excess skin on the inner thighs only as the outside of my thighs and hips were fine as I never gain weight in that area. That's why I opted to just have a thigh lift which involved lifting the inner thighs upward from a groin incision. There is still some excess skin there after the thigh lift that could only be corrected by having a vertical incision down towards the knees, but it's not enough of a problem to justify having a scar there. (I mean I already have probably a couple of metres worth of scars on my body from the other procedures.)

 

The body lift did not do anything for my thighs. I think if you have excess skin on the outside of the thighs a body lift might pull some of that upwards but that it not an issue I had.

 

Check out this US site which has lots of before and after pictures which I found helpful to get some type of idea about how I may look after the procedures http://www.realself.com/thigh-lift/before-and-after-photos

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Yeah, the pilot side of my thighs are fine, the back and inside are the problem, just wondering if lower body lift would fix the back enough to have impact on the inside, guess that's something for the surgeon to know, I've been looking at a lot of photos from that site it just is difficult to see in part because people post photos from after multiple ops so you can't see the effects of just a single op, plus some Drs seem to do an inner thigh lift as part of lower body lift, where they continue the front incision down into the groin, I don't think they do that in australia

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A body lift is not a specific term so it can be used to mean slightly different procedures. That's why you talk to your plastic surgeon so they can tailor the surgery to address your issues. My plastic surgeon made my back incision higher than normal to be able to pull down lower back excess skin as I didn't need to pull up my buttocks. Unless you have a thigh lift you can't get any lifting of inner things as a tummy tuck incision across the lower stomach / pubic area can't pull up inner thighs.

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I have read that there can be a small effect on inner thighs when the outer thighs are tightened, not huge but a small effect. I really would like to be able to have tummy tuck and thigh lift done in one, mainly so I don't have to have 2 anaesthetics which always make me vomit, and also so I can just take one lot of time off work and do one recovery. Guess will have to wait and talk to surgeon

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Dr Amira Sanki. I had my first appointment and I'm awaiting her formal quote. 

 

She has such a beautiful patient manner, and I would feel more than comfortable under her care. I've also heard and seen results of others who have been with her and there have been no issues.

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I'm like Missy - classic apple shape so I have loose, saggy skin on the inner thigh which 'flops around' when I walk (wearing a skirt or dress). One thing I have been thinking about as an added bonus is that a lower tummy lift should also lift me pudenda area, right? it is quite saggy down there and I hate it.

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@kazbo - yep, I believe that is standard, but I definitely checked with my surgeon beforehand and am very happy with my results including my new map of tassie 😉

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Thanks guys :) currently in the waiting room for my appointment with dr Barnouti, will see what he says and go from there, not quite at goal yet so don't need to make any firm decisions yet but will be good to get some direct info and answers to questions etc

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Oh, and I just have to say it's kinda amusing looking at others in the waiting room trying to figure out why they are here, lol

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i had quite a few hot looking guys that occasionally where in my surgeon's waiting room...was thinking maybe they had some type of sports injury being corrected (i dunno, fixing broken nose or something). There was also quite a few school children as well.

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There was this chick and her boyfriend there being all kissy, my though was boob job for her...

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There was this chick and her boyfriend there being all kissy, my though was boob job for her...

hahaha

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How did you go Scoots?

 

I'm booked in for my pre-op/next appointment with Dr Sanki. I've decided to go ahead with her and have my arms and potentially my thighs done in August. She seems to think I may not need my thighs but my arms are definitely getting to me.

 

As I've stated before, tummy needs to wait until after kids as we'll be having kids in the next 12 months, God willing.

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So he'll be happy to do my tummy tuck anytime after June, same with thighs, I went through a period not long after my appointment of thinking that actually no I wouldn't get it done, but now I'm thinking yes I do need my tummy done, I've been unhappy with it for many years, every time I lose weight, gonna see how my thighs go though, they may shrink enough in the last nearly 10kg (my goal is now 75 instead of 80 after my last appt with surgeon) to not rub together anymore in which case I probably won't bother doing them, at least that is my current thinking. I am sick of my tummy being a size bigger than the rest of me, particularly my top half, I was out buying a dress today the 12 fitted my top half perfectly well, but because of my gut I had to get the 14, so annoying! So starting this week I'm going to be increasing my exercise and really focussing again on my diet to get off these last 10kg in the hope I can do tummy tuck in maybe July

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After surgery I have the opposite problem. Size 10s fit perfectly around my lower half but I need 12s or 14s to fit around my bust so my dresses are always a larger size than what I feel I should be wearing just to fit my ribcage and DD boobs in. Although I don't feel like my boobs are that big, compared to how big they were as a 24DD a 14DD seems like nothing. lol

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I think my thighs seem to be toning pretty well and aside from the very top I have somewhat of a "thigh gap". I put this down to my weights training and work outs.

 

I was thinking this week that since I cant get my tummy done until after kids, maybe I'll make my boobs bigger so my tummy stands out less... HAHA. So maybe I'll do arms and boobs in August.

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