While unfortunate, statistics show that 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. Common trouble areas cited include the stomach, arms, and thighs. Many patients try everything, from strict diets to rigorous exercise routines, but still can’t seem to get rid of stubborn thigh fat.
So if that’s you, don’t worry – you’re definitely not alone. It’s a common problem, especially for women, as the thigh area is notorious for storing excess fat. That’s why thigh liposuction can be such a great option. It’s a surgical procedure that can help remove excess fat and contour your legs for more shapely, toned-looking thighs.
But is it the best option for you? We’ve spoken to our experts to help gather information and answer your questions about thigh liposuction, from what to expect during the procedure to potential risks and recovery time. We’ll also explore alternative solutions and share some essential tips to maintain your results after surgery.
What is Thigh Liposuction?
Thigh liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures that remove excess fat, in this case, from the inner and outer thighs. The result? More shapely and contoured legs.
The procedure involves small incisions in the targeted area, and a small cannula is inserted to suction out the fat cells. With modern technological advances, the procedure is minimally invasive, making it an ideal option for those who want to achieve their desired body shape without requiring lengthy recovery time.
The results of thigh liposuction are long-lasting, but it’s important to note that the procedure isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. By maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise routine, patients can enjoy the best results with the procedure.
It’s also important to consult a qualified surgeon to determine if thigh liposuction is right for you and to discuss potential risks or complications. Speaking of whether liposuction is right for you…
Who’s a Good Candidate for Thigh Liposuction?
As you’ve (hopefully) learned by now, thigh liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can be ideal for people seeking to achieve slim, shapely legs. However, it’s essential to understand that thigh liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure.
You need to be at your ideal weight before considering thigh liposuction. If you’re not, it’s important to understand that you’re more likely to regain large amounts of fat in the area.
So who’s a great candidate for this type of procedure?
If you’re someone who’s struggled with stubborn fat deposits in their thighs, despite losing weight and following a healthy diet and exercise routine, you may be a candidate for thigh liposuction.
Another group of people who may be good candidates for the procedure are those with a “normal” body weight who still have excess fat in their thighs. In such instances, the fat cells in the thigh area may be more substantial than those in other body areas, making it challenging to achieve the desired results with diet and exercise.
You’re ultimately a good candidate if you:
- Are within about 30% of your ideal weight
- Have firm, elastic skin
- Have good muscle tone
- Don’t have major illnesses
- Follow a good diet and exercise routine
To sum it up, thigh liposuction can be an excellent option for people with excess fat deposits in their thighs that they can’t shed through diet and exercise. It’s vital to consult with a licensed surgeon to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure.
What to Expect During the Procedure
So, you’re looking for the best way to slim your legs and are considering thigh liposuction? Great! But before you leap into the procedure, let’s get into the details of what you can expect during and after the surgery.
First of all, your surgeon will give you anesthesia – either local anesthesia or general anesthesia. This means that you will either be completely asleep during the procedure or partially awake. Once the anesthesia kicks in, your surgeon will make incisions (small ones, don’t worry!) in your thighs.
Next, a thin tube called a cannula will be inserted into the incisions, and the surgeon will use it to suction out the fat from your thighs. The great part is that the cannula is so small that it hardly leaves any scarring.
The duration of the procedure can vary, depending on your body and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. But typically, the operation usually takes about one to two hours.
After the surgery, you can expect your thighs to feel swollen and sore. You’ll need to wear compression garments (which might be uncomfortable but will aid in your speedy recovery) to help reduce the swelling and support the healing process. These garments will stay on for at least a few weeks after the surgery.
Overall, liposuction recovery is relatively quick, with many patients returning to work within a week or two. However, you should avoid any strenuous physical activity for about a month to allow for a full recovery.
Liposuction isn’t the only option for achieving shapely legs. Thanks to advances in body contouring technology, patients can now access a range of nonsurgical treatments that can help eliminate stubborn fat.
CoolSculpting, for example, is a popular procedure that freezes and removes unwanted fat cells via controlled cooling. UltraShape is another treatment that uses ultrasound waves to target fat cells, gradually breaking them down and flushing them out of the body.
These alternatives to liposuction can be great options for patients who aren’t comfortable with plastic surgery or need minimal downtime. However, it’s always recommended to speak with a qualified medical professional. If you have doubts, we can help you determine which option is best for you.
Book a Consultation
If you want to achieve shapely legs and boost your confidence, thigh liposuction may be the perfect solution. With Dr. Mark Deuber’s expertise and our state-of-the-art facility at Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.
We understand that the decision to undergo any surgical procedure is big, and we are here to answer all your questions and make the process as seamless as possible.
Call us today at 214-220-2712, or click here to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward achieving the body you’ve always wanted. We look forward to hearing from you!