Liposuction of Inner Thighs

Liposuction of Inner Thighs

Introduction: Liposuction of Inner Thighs

Liposuction of inner thighs is a routine surgical procedure performed on the body. Liposuction of the inner thighs is desired when patients observe the touching of their inner thighs which can cause not only a cosmetic but also functional concern. Patients desiring improvement in the inner thighs will often come to our office desiring increased space between the medial thighs termed a thigh gap. A thigh gap describes the space that is created by athletic and trim inner thigh contour lines. This is in contrast to more generous-sized inner thighs that result in the elimination of the aesthetic ideal gap. What makes liposuction of the inner thighs more complex than other areas is the routine presence of inner thigh skin redundancy and skin texture changes.

Inner Thigh Skin Redundancy

When skin redundancy is minimal then liposuction is all that is necessary for your thighs. When skin redundancy is minimal to moderate then liposuction of the inner thighs as well as Renuvion J Plasma scarless skin tightening, may be required to achieve appropriate aesthetics. When skin redundancy is moderate to severe, then an excisional surgery, called medial thigh tuck may be recommended. This also holds for skin in the upper medial thighs that are often ridden with skin texture changes such as stretch marks. When performing a medial thigh tuck, liposuction of the inner thighs is used to both undermine the medial thigh skin being excised as well as to feather out any residual prominences that might require fat removal following repair of the incision line.

How is liposuction of inner thighs performed?

Liposuction of the inner or medial thighs does require strategic planning and design. This is because the medial thighs are a partially circumferential-shaped entity that extends from the anterior-medial to the medial and then to the posterior thigh area. As such this area is divided into three separate diamonds when planning a surgical approach. In general, all three areas are prone to skin redundancy and so are typically minimally liposuctioned to avoid the creation of further skin redundancy. This is especially true over the medial diamond. The posterior diamond is unique in that it supports the lower buttock crease. As such, liposuction should be performed only superficially since the release of deeper tissues will result in drooping of the buttock.

Concerns regarding inner thigh liposuction

Liposuction of the thighs should be performed conservatively in patients who have sensitive skin that is prone to compromise or hyperpigmentation. Patients who possess sensitive skin are typically of Asian descent or clients with hair that is colored red. These patients may be excluded from liposuction of the inner thighs. If you are interested in liposuction of your inner thighs, then we encourage you to contact one of our high-definition liposuction centers to schedule an initial consultation.

How Is Inner Thigh Liposuction Performed?

During your inner thigh liposuction procedure:

  • You will be put under general anesthesia so you are comfortable and relaxed
  • Small incisions are made in inconspicuous areas like the groin crease or inner thigh
  • A medicated solution is infused into the treatment areas to reduce bleeding and discomfort
  • The surgeon inserts a thin tube called a cannula through incisions to dislodge and suction out fat deposits
  • The process is repeated until the treatment areas have the desired reduction and contour

There are a few liposuction techniques your surgeon may use, such as tumescent lipo or ultrasound-assisted lipo. The procedure typically takes 1-3 hours depending on the extent of treatment.

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Recovering After Inner Thigh Liposuction

Recovery typically involves:

  • Wearing a compression garment over the treated areas for 3-6 weeks
  • Having swelling, bruising, and moderate discomfort for up to 2 weeks
  • Returning to non-strenuous work within a few days
  • Avoiding exercise or strenuous activity for 3-6 weeks
  • Taking prescribed medications to manage pain and swelling
  • Seeing 80-90% of results within a couple of months as swelling subsides

It can take 3-6 months to see the final results from inner thigh liposuction as the remaining swelling resolves. Your surgeon will advise you on a customized recovery plan.

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Expected Results of Inner Thigh Liposuction

Patients can expect to see:

  • A reduction in excess fat and slimmer thigh contours
  • Better body proportion with smaller, more defined inner thighs
  • Smoother transition from the hips to the knees
  • The ability to wear tighter clothing on the thighs
  • High satisfaction rates – about 90% of lipo patients report positive results

Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. It only removes localized fat deposits that diet and exercise don’t budge. The inner thighs may appear slightly uneven at first but should even out within a few months.

Is Inner Thigh Liposuction Right for You?

While inner thigh lipo has many benefits, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon to discuss your candidacy, as well as the risks and limits of the procedure. An initial consultation is the best way to find out if inner thigh liposuction can help you attain your aesthetic goals.

This guide covers the key details about undergoing liposuction on the inner thighs. As one of the most popular areas to treat with lipo, inner thigh sculpting can help many men and women achieve slimmer, better-proportioned thighs they feel confident about. Consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to learn more about this transformative procedure.

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