Simple Guide to Thigh Liposuction

Cellulite treatmentThe common problem areas among women when concerned about their figure are their legs. In most cases, inner thighs are what they mostly focus, as they give emphasis of the woman's curves below the hip area. It is also with the fact that women develop more fat below the waist than men. If these thighs get too much fat or cellulite deposits, they get lumpy like saddlebags and give the surrounding skin an unsightly "orange peel" look.

This irregularity of shape ruins the silhouette of a woman's figure even if they have a small waistline. It can also ruin your posture as big thighs can give one an awkward walk as they rub together as one walks. On the other hand, men can also develop unsightly thighs, although it can be very rare due to the fact that men develop more fat on the waist and above the hips.

Why Thigh Liposuction

A liposuction procedure of the thighs is made to address problems of having lumpy thighs. Whether it be inner thighs or outer thighs, this procedure helps reshape and improve the look the thighs by reducing the amount of fat deposits stored in them through suction. Visible results may be seen a few weeks after the procedure is finished, which can be leaner thighs and smoother skin without the "orange peel" look.

Before Thigh Liposuction

Before you undergo a thigh liposuction procedure, you must understand the process and how it is done. Depending on your case, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon will decide on the specific liposuction method and will make all the assessments to be check before the surgery. It is important for the surgeon that the cannula, the suction tube in which fat is being drawn on, must be on a good size during the procedure to prevent irregularities on the surface of the thighs, which have a jelly-like softness underneath.

Like any other surgical procedure, you must take enough rest on the day before the procedure; the amount will depend on your doctor's advice. Prevent exerting too much stress on your legs such as excessive walking, running and jumping to prevent your legs from being stiff before the procedure starts.

During the Procedure

During the procedure, you should be aware of how the surgeon will administer anesthesia to you, much like any other surgical procedure, as it is important that he will be able to access the areas to be treated. In most cases, you will be given general anesthesia and a breathing tube is inserted in your wind-pipe or trachea. After the procedure, you will do bed rest for at least 4 days and will be prescribed some medicines to relieve discomfort.

Varying Results

The results seen after liposuction will vary on your age and the size of the thighs pre-surgery. Younger people, who will have relatively high amounts of skin elasticity, may produce leaner and smoother thighs afterwards. But older ones and those who have larger fat deposits may have to get wrinkled patches and sagging skin around the thighs after surgery. Thus, an additional procedure may be recommended, such as a thigh lift, to reduce the sagging.

In normal cases, though, liposuction procedures can still produce sagging skin because of the loss of connective fluid that may also be removed during the procedure. Alternative procedures like Thrermage and Velashape can produce similar results without the sagging. Consult your plastic surgeon and dermatologist for any inquiries.

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