Liposuction for Thinner Thighs
Any woman who is unhappy with the size or shape of her thighs will tell you that losing fat from the legs is almost impossible with diet and exercise. This is because, unfortunately, a person’s thigh shape and size is primarily the result of heredity. Our DNA tells our body where to store fat – and fat deposited on the thighs can be extremely stubborn. In other words, if you are woman with heavy thighs, it’s very likely that your mother and sisters have bigger thighs, too.
The good news is that liposuction can dramatically remove inches from the thighs, as well as contour them into a more sleek and attractive shape. In fact, thighs are among our office’s most commonly improved areas of the body with tumescent liposuction!
Dr. Ali is an Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon who has helped hundreds of women in Oakland County get the appearance they want with tumescent liposuction of the inner, outer and anterior thighs. Not only can thigh liposuction make your thighs smaller, it can give them slimmer, smoother, sexier shape and contours.
How Thigh Liposuction is Performed
During thigh liposuction, a tube-like device called a cannula is gently inserted through a tiny incision into the fat layer of the thighs. Board certified Southfield, MI area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ali moves the cannula slowly back and forth to break up the fat cells, which are then sucked out through the cannula. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good and fat cells can never return in that area! So, fat loss in the thighs from liposuction is permanent!
Dr. Ali performs minimally invasive tumescent liposuction procedure, so only local anesthetic is used – and you are not “knocked out” with general anesthetic. This leads to faster healing, less discomfort and better results than older, more invasive forms of liposuction.
In order to achieve the best liposuction results in the thighs, they are broken down into three separate treatment areas. The three treatment areas for the thighs are: inner thighs, outer thighs and anterior (also called “frontal”) thighs. Depending upon where the excess fat is deposited, a person may require treatment of a single area, two areas or all three areas of the thigh to get the optimal results.
Inner Thigh Liposuction
Inner thigh liposuction is commonly performed to give a woman slender legs in which the inner thighs do not touch or rub against each other. Not only does inner thigh liposuction enhance the appearance of the legs, it can also eliminate uncomfortable rubbing or chafing.
When treating the inner thighs with liposuction, a skilled surgeon like Dr. Ali may treat all the way down to the inner knee to ensure a consistent, smooth contour..
Outer Thigh Liposuction
Fat bulges on the outer thighs— often called “saddlebags” – can be among the most stubborn areas of body fat. Fat gathered on the outer thighs can make it hard to find jeans and pants that fit – and cause the legs to look shorter than they actually are.
During outer thigh liposuction, a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ali can restore attractive and feminine proportions to your legs. Outer thigh liposuction can remove “bulges” or “saddlebags” giving legs the proper contour. Slimmer thighs also actually also help the butt look plumper, and more lifted. By reducing the size and adjusting the proportions of the thighs, Dr. Ali can make the contours of the buttocks more defined and appealing – without the need for an invasive butt lift. the thighs
Anterior (Frontal) Thigh Liposuction
Less commonly, the anterior, or front of the thighs is treated with liposuction. This is typically only done when deposits of fat protrude forward. In some cases, Dr. Ali may perform anterior thigh liposuction in conjunction with performing liposuction on other areas of the thighs to create balance, smoothness and proportion throughout the entire leg.
Excess fat deposits on the front of thighs can causing the body to look “bottom heavy”, the legs to look shorter – and can make it hard to find attractive, comfortably fitting jeans and slacks. Many women with heavy anterior thighs resort to wearing dresses and skirts to hide anterior fat bulges.
A skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ali can slim and restore natural, feminine proportions to the legs by sculpting the anterior thigh, as well as any other areas of the leg that require attention.
Thigh Liposuction vs CoolSculpting for Thighs
Liposuction and CoolSculpting are two excellent procedures offered at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Southfield area for reducing excess fat in the thighs. Each has its own advantages and considerations.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves small incisions and provides immediate and highly customizable results but requires anesthesia and/or anesthetic. It also has a longer recovery period with potential swelling and discomfort. CoolSculpting, is a non-invasive treatment, that freezes and eliminates fat cells through controlled cooling, offering minimal downtime and no need for anesthesia or anesthetic. However, CoolSculpting provides much more gradual results over a few months The choice between the two depends on each patient’s preferences, desired outcomes, and willingness to tolerate the level of invasiveness and recovery time associated with liposuction.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will help you make an informed decision about which procedure is right for slimming your thighs – based on your specific body concerns, goals, and unique circumstances.
Southfield Area Thigh Liposuction
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Southfield, West Bloomfield, Birmingham and across Oakland County love their legs with interior, exterior and anterior tumescent thigh liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options. Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat you wish to remove, your lifestyle, and your aesthetic goals in order to recommend the best thigh procedure for you.
And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!