Inner Thigh Liposuction Can Refine and Contour Your Upper Legs in Sarasota, FL
Many women express interest in inner thigh liposuction when meeting with Dr. Alissa M. Shulman at Sovereign Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL. This type of procedure is relatively popular because it can allow a patient to achieve both aesthetic and practical benefits. First, small pockets of excess fat often settle in the inner thigh area, sometimes even in women who are otherwise very fit. This issue, which is primarily due to genetics, can make the legs look larger in general. Second, if a woman’s upper legs rub together when she walks, this can cause chafing and discomfort. In certain patients, liposuction can address both issues.
However, just like any other type of surgery, inner thigh liposuction has some inherent risks, such as post-operative pain and bleeding. What’s more, surgery in general — and this procedure specifically — is not right for everyone. Before recommending leg liposuction for a patient in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Shulman will explain the various ways to alter the shape of the inner thighs without surgery. For instance, some people are able to achieve good results with lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, a healthy diet, and regular physical activity that includes a mix of fat-burning and target-toning exercises. This is significant because it can allow some people to avoid unnecessary surgery.
With that said, liposuction can be very effective for helping certain patients achieve their aesthetic goals. In order to make the best possible treatment choices, it’s important for a patient to be well-informed about the specifics of a prospective procedure. For instance, when performing inner thigh liposuction, Dr. Shulman will generally:
- Create several small incisions in the inner thigh area
- Insert a thin tube called a cannula
- Break up the targeted fat cells using oscillation and vibration
- Suction the liquefied fat out of the patient’s body
Once fat cells are removed, they cannot come back. Therefore, the outcome of inner thigh liposuction can be considered permanent — with one caveat. In order to maintain the final result, a patient must be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If she does not, her body will simply begin storing excess fat in other areas, ultimately creating an unbalanced appearance.
If you would like to discuss inner thigh liposuction with Dr. Shulman, contact Sovereign Plastic Surgery to request a personal consultation at our office in Sarasota, FL.