Do you purchase jeans and trousers two sizes larger just because you thighs seem to bulge out in a more fitting one? A lot of women may have a slim waist and flat belly but thunder thighs cause them to wear loose clothes. Fortunately, there are safe liposuction procedures to eliminate all that ugly fat and make thighs slender and shapely. Liposuction of outer thighs can help you to choose the right size of clothes and actually look good in them.
In Orlando, an experienced board certified surgeon uses effective and advanced liposuction procedures for removal of fat from thighs. At times, optimal cosmetic results may also call for liposuction of the hips. A pre surgery consultation with your surgeon can help you to get prepared psychologically for the surgery. You will also be advised to give up the use of blood thinning medicines to avoid excessive bleeding during the liposuction procedure. Smoking and plastic surgery procedures do not mix – if you smoke, do make sure that you give up the habit (and for real long term benefits, do not ever resume it after the surgery!)
As per the volume of fat to be removed from your thighs and amount of fat versus loose skin, the plastic surgeon opts to treat the thigh area with tumescent liposuction alone or in combination with laser liposuction. Inserting a cannula of about 5-6 mm into a small incision, the surgeon first melts, dissolves, and removes the fat via suction. After this, any skin around the incision can be tightened before surgical sutures are applied. At times, the surgeon may use open drainage technique – this implies that skin incisions are not closed with sutures after liposuction, but instead are left open to encourage drainage of residual blood-tinged tumescent fluid.
The entire duration of thigh liposuction procedures is between 1 to 3 hours depending on the size of the affected area. Some pain or discomfort is felt when you recover from the effects of anesthesia but this is subsided by the painkillers suggested by your surgeon. You can resume your normal activities within 10-15 days of the liposuction procedure – the only difference is that you look more confident with slim and shapely thighs. There is no need to buy loose or XXL clothes anymore!
Dr. George Pope, MD, FACS is a plastic and revisionist surgeon at Orlando Plastic Surgery Center and has an experience of over 23 years in cosmetic surgery procedures including liposuction. He is a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and has also performed several revisionist surgeries for otoplasty and rhinoplasty in Orlando. To get an appointment with Dr. Pope, contact a team member at Orlando Plastic Surgery Center.