Liposuction on Inner Thighs
Lipoplasty to reduce fat tissue on thighs
by suction lipectomy
Surgery | Types of Lipoplasty
| Best Candidates | Super
Wet | Tumescent Method
| Ultrasonic | For
Cellulite | To Treat Obesity
Lipoplasty Inner Thighs Liposuction on Thighs
Good candidates for this type of cosmetic surgery are patients whose inner thighs contain a high proportion of fat and reasonable skin elasticity. Lipoplasty only removes fat, so for patients with very loose or wrinkled skin and impaired elasticity (eg. after massive weight loss) liposuction is not a good option. Such patients may need excisional surgery (thighplasty) to address the problem, although it may be combined with liposculpture for optimum cosmetic reshaping. Liposuction patients whose inner thighs do contain a high proportion of fatty tissue can expect significantly enhanced thigh contouring, along with reduced rubbing. Inner thigh fat typically comprises very little fibrous tissue and is easily suctioned.
Inner Thighs Liposuction Procedure
Where fat extends in an unbroken layer from inner thigh to knee, most cosmetic surgeons prefer to suction excess fat from both the inner thigh and the knee at the same time. Treatment of such areas by separate operations may lead to a more uneven contour of the knees and thighs. Note: due to the presence of vital nerves and blood vessels, the area immediately behind the knee (popliteal fossa) should never be liposuctioned.
Best Liposuction Method for Thighs
The best method of lipoplasty for inner thigh reduction is probably tumescent liposuction, as it has several advantages including: (1) Less scarring, due to the use of smaller incisions (adits); (2) Very little blood loss; (3) Less bruising; (4) Less risk of infection; (5) Faster recovery time. (6) Less risk of post-operative complications.
Type of Anesthesia
Liposuction of the inner thighs can be performed using general or local anesthesia. However, patients under general anesthesia are positioned on their back, which precludes complete access to posterior thigh fat, some of which may go unsuctioned. For this reason, tumescent liposuction using local anesthesia may be more beneficial.
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