Liposuction is a process in which excess fat cells in specific parts of the body are broken down and removed from the body. This procedure ensures considerable reduction of accumulated fat in that area. Inner thighs, buttocks and stomach are some of the common areas where liposuction is highly effective.
Thigh liposuction has gained a lot of popularity as it has functional as well as aesthetic advantages. First, if there is excess fat in the thighs, it makes a person look ungainly and secondly, when the thighs rub together, chaffing is caused which can be quite unpleasant. Very often, this excess fat does not disappear even with proper diet and exercise. This is where a procedure such as thigh liposuction can effectively remove surplus fat. If proper care is taken during the recovery period, there will be no complications and the patient benefits from attractive aesthetic outcomes.
How Is Liposuction of Thighs Performed
Thigh liposuction is performed utilizing innovative fat removal devices such as laser assisted SmartLipo Triplex, radio frequency assisted BodyTite and ultrasound assisted VASER 2.0 that can remove fat deposits of any volume. The excess fat is gently melted and suctioned away, while tightening the skin around both the thighs, thereby ensuring slimmer and shapelier thighs. Sometimes thigh lift is combined with liposuction to remove excess skin along with excess fat and provide exceptional results.
Post Surgery – Recovery Period
After the surgery, patients may experience some fluid drainage from the incisions, which is natural. A small drainage tube may be inserted beneath the skin for one or two days to avoid fluid accumulation. You may be asked to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to control swelling and facilitate healing.
You may experience minimal pain, swelling, and bleeding. Usually, the plastic surgeon prescribes medications that will help to alleviate pain. Any discomfort will disappear in the days or weeks following the surgery.
During the recovery period, it is very essential to take the antibiotics and medications that are prescribed by the doctor. The recovery time taken for this liposuction procedure is generally between three days to one week. Only after a week, you can resume routine activities. Avoid strenuous activities for at least a month.
Even though thigh liposuction is a safe procedure, you should not take it lightly. Exercise, diet and lifestyle also play an important role in determining the recovery period. A reliable and experienced surgeon should be chosen for performing this procedure. This would definitely help in achieving your desired cosmetic goals.