Liposuction of the inner thighs is a routinely treated region of the body. Liposuction of the inner thighs is desired when patients observe the touching of the inner thighs that can not only cause 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. In contrast, more generous sized inner thighs will eliminate this 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. When skin redundancy is minimal then liposuction is all that is necessary for your thighs. When skin redundancy is minimal to moderate then liposuction in 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 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 repairing of the incision line.
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 of 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.
Finally, liposuction of the thighs should be conservatively in patients who have sensitive skin that is prone to compromise or hyperpigmentation. Patients who possess sensitive skin are typical of Asian descent or redheads. These patients are typically excluded from liposuction of 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.