Guide to Thigh Liposculpture
Even if you’re hitting the gym regularly and keeping up with a healthy diet, a few extra inches on your inner and outer thighs could be preventing you from looking your best. Extra fatty deposits on your inner and outer thighs can be especially resistant to diet and exercise and most people accumulate fat around these areas because of genetics. Thigh liposculpture, or thigh liposuction, will get rid of these fatty deposits permanently and can help you achieve a more streamlined silhouette.
Talk to your plastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for thigh liposculpture. Your surgeon will be able to discuss the benefits and risks associated with the procedure, and determine the extent of surgery you need to achieve your goals.
Benefits of Thigh Liposculpture
Thigh liposculpture is a very targeted fat removal procedure and can get rid of the small fatty deposits and pockets located on the inner and upper thighs. This targeted treatment can help to trim down your figure and improve the proportions of your lower body. It can be especially beneficial for men and women who have already lost weight but haven’t seen much of a difference in their lower body.
Some of the top benefits of the thigh liposculpture procedure include:
- Eliminates excess body fat permanently
- Minimal pain when performed under local anesthetic and a light sedative
- Recovery period lasts between three to six weeks
- Compression garment will enhance results and support recovery
- Weight can never be regained in the treated area
You may be a good candidate for thigh liposculpture if you have very visible fatty pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise, and you are in good health. Liposuction is a good choice for people who are interested in reshaping and sculpting their body, and not for weight loss. People undergoing any type of plastic surgery need to be psychologically stable and will need to stop taking certain medications, herbal supplements and vitamins for up to two weeks before the procedure.
How Thigh Liposculpture Works
Thigh liposculputure is usually performed under local anesthetic but the surgeon may decide to use general anesthesia if there is a significant amount of fat that needs to be removed. Both types of anesthesia will eliminate the pain sensation associated with the surgery and reduce discomfort for a few hours afterwards.
The surgeon will begin by marking the areas of the body where the fat needs to be removed from. An intravaneous line will be inserted into your arm to make sure your body’s fluid levels stay stable throughout the surgery, and you may be given a sedative to induce relaxation. The surgeon will make a tiny incision in or near the buttock crease and insert a cannula into the fatty area. If the surgeon decides to use tumescent liposuction, he or she will inject large amounts of saline into the area. The unwanted fat is removed with vacuum pressure and suction.
You can expect some swelling and bruising in the area right after your procedure, but this typically subsides within a week to ten days. You will need to wear a compression garment to support the recovery and healing process.
Learn more about the latest liposuction techniques in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for thigh liposculpture.