Are you tired of inner thigh chafing? Would your skirts and slacks look and fit better if your thighs were just a little sleeker and more shapely? Inner thigh liposuction, a treatment offered by Ideal Face and Body in Beverly Hills, CA, is one of the most requested types of liposuction by women. This treatment tackles stubborn thigh fat that often resists diet and exercise.What should you expect when booking this treatment? A comfortable and relaxed appointment, noticeable results, and a quick recovery are just a few of the things you can look forward to with this type of lipo.
What Is Inner Thigh Liposuction?
Inner thigh liposuction treatments at our practice are conducted using Precision Sculpt technology, a unique and minimally invasive fat removal treatment. This treatment targets the soft fat tissue on the inner thigh. It improves the silhouette of the thigh, often restoring the thigh gap, which is a feature many women desire.
This treatment can also eliminate the friction and chafing that can develop when the thighs become heavy and rub together. Liposuction on the inner knees, if it is needed and desired by the patient, is often done as part of the same treatment.
How Does It Work?
Inner thigh liposuction is a kinder and gentler version of the liposuction you grew up hearing about. During the appointment, a tiny tube, also known as a cannula, will be inserted into the treatment area through a small incision. The cannula will direct laser energy and heat toward the targeted area, softening the fat and making it easier to remove.
The laser heat will also spur the body’s collagen production, leaving skin in the treatment area firm and contoured. For patients with loose skin, the treatment concludes with Renuvion, a final step that releases pro helium gas and radiofrequency to further tighten the skin.
How Does It Differ From Traditional Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction relies heavily on suction using large cannulas to extract fat from the body. During an inner thigh liposuction treatment conducted with Precision Sculpt technology, the laser does all of the heavy lifting with help from tiny cannulas. The laser’s heat eases the fat removal process while also offering skin-tightening benefits.
And because the treatment is less invasive and easier overall on the patient, the recovery time with Precision Sculpt is shorter than with traditional lipo. Precision Sculpt offers a smoother and more contoured result than traditional liposuction and is considered a superior treatment.
How Does It Differ From Other Body Sculpting Treatments?
Body contouring treatments rely on a range of techniques — including lasers, ultrasounds, and radiofrequency energy — to melt away fat so that the body can be re-sculpted. Inner thigh liposuction differs in that it doesn’t just encourage fat to break down: it actually extracts a specific and measurable amount of fat from the body.
Can This Treatment Work on Other Parts of the Body?
While the inner thighs are one of the more popular treatment areas, they aren’t the only part of the body that can be addressed. The arms, abdomen, hips, neck, and chin have all been successfully treated. This technology can be used all over the body.
Can the Fat That’s Removed Be Transferred to a Different Place?
We know it sounds almost too good to be true, but yes, it’s possible to transfer the removed fat to areas where you might be looking for an enhancement, such as the buttocks, breasts, face, or hands. Some patients opt to have the fat moved to areas of the body where they may be experiencing age-related volume loss.
Will This Treatment Help My Cellulite?
Cellulite, a condition that leaves the skin’s surface dimpled and lumpy, is common on the thighs. For some patients, treatments like Precision Sculpt can help minimize the appearance of cellulite by zapping fat cells and breaking down the fibrous bands that run beneath the skin and the muscles that lie underneath. As fat builds up under the skin, it puts pressure on those fibrous bands, causing the skin to take on the puckered look of cellulite.
What Should I Expect From Treatment?
Patients often are surprised at how comfortable and relaxed they feel during inner thigh liposuction treatment. On the day of your treatment, we’ll first take pictures and mark the treatment areas on the body, confirming with you the size and shape of the areas to be addressed.
We’ll then administer a local anesthetic and will help you relax with oral medications and laughing gas. Depending on the number of treatment areas and their size, the treatment may take anywhere from one to four hours. You’ll be able to listen to your favorite music throughout your treatment.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
At the conclusion of your treatment, we’ll outfit you with a fitted compression garment that is designed to encouraging healing and help the skin conform to its new shape. You’ll be able to go home after your treatment, and we’ll provide individualized instructions on how long to wear the compression garment. Patients may want to take it easy after the treatment, but most individuals are back at work within a few days. Other than normal walking, we suggest waiting at least two weeks before resuming most types of exercise.
When Will I See Results?
Each case is different. Depending on whether you’re just seeking treatment for your inner thighs or want other areas addressed as well, it can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to six months for your results to become fully apparent. Although the bulk of the fat cells in your treatment area will be killed off during your appointment, the rest of the treated fat cells will drain from your body naturally during the following weeks.
Can I Combine the Treatment With Other Services?
Precision Sculpt can be combined with other services and treatments in a way that comprehensively addresses your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, our staff will develop a full understanding of what you hope to achieve and work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan. Our practice offers a wide range of aesthetic services, including Botox, breast augmentation, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. All of our treatments and services are overseen by Dr. Sarah Yovino and Dr. Justin Yovino.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Lots of patients have taken advantage of inner thigh liposuction treatments. The best candidates are in good health but have thighs or other problem areas that won’t shape up in response to diet and exercise.
You’re Ready for a Moderate Amount of Body Sculpting
A lot of patients who seek out Precision Sculpt treatments have problem areas that they simply haven’t been able to get rid of with diet and exercise. The inner thighs are a common area of concern because of the uncomfortable chafing that can result. Many patients also find heavy thighs to be bothersome and embarrassing from a cosmetic standpoint.
If you’re ready for sleeker thighs, this treatment could be for you. This treatment also works on other parts of the body — like flabby upper arms, love handles, and abdominal bulges — where stubborn fat has proven difficult to get rid of.
You Want a Slimmer and More Youthful Look
Precision Sculpt won’t make you look 21 again, but it will help you achieve a slimmer and more shapely silhouette. Once your thighs are toned up, your clothes will feel more comfortable and you’ll feel better about your bathing suit look. Most patients who have undergone the treatment are very satisfied with their results and say they feel fitter, more youthful, and more self-confident.
Your Skin Is Smooth and Elastic
Patients whose inner thigh skin is elastic and smooth generally experience excellent results with this treatment. Although this treatment does help tighten the skin in the treatment area, having a high degree of skin elasticity from the start helps ensure that the skin adapts to the new body shape as the fat is removed.
You’re in Good Overall Health
It helps if you’re in good overall health. You shouldn’t be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of your treatment. If you have any serious underlying medical conditions, be sure to mention them during your initial consultation.
You’re Not Looking for a Weight Loss Solution
Precision Sculpt can remove fat from your inner thighs and give them a more defined and shapely silhouette. You may even lose a few pounds as a result of this treatment. But the best candidates for Precision Sculpt understand that this treatment is about sculpting and shaping the thigh area, not losing weight. If what you’re really interested in is losing a significant amount of weight, you may be better served by pursuing traditional weight loss strategies like diet and exercise or, in some cases, bariatric surgery.
You’re Committed to Maintaining Your Results
One of the many advantages of this treatment is that it removes fat permanently. But to maintain your new look, you’ll want to manage your weight through diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, it’s possible to gain the weight back, with new fat cells, and these could appear in other areas of the body.
You Value Convenience
Compared to traditional liposuction and some other more involved cosmetic procedures, Precision Sculpt is much more convenient. The in-office treatment combined with a recovery period of no more than a couple of days is ideal for busy parents and working professionals. One treatment is all most patients ever need.
You Could Benefit From the Anti-Aging Benefits of the Treatment
Although the primary focus of Precision Sculpt is on removing pockets of unwanted body fat, this treatment can also tighten up loose or sagging skin in the target area. This anti-aging benefit may be particularly appealing to older patients.
You’re Emotionally Stable
As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s important that patients be emotionally stable enough to handle the subtle changes and improvements the body will undergo.
You Want a Safe and Effective Treatment
Liposuction has been around since the 1970s, but laser lipo treatments like Precision Sculpt won FDA approval in 2006. This class of treatments, which is often referred to as laser lipo or smart lipo, has been studied widely and is considered a safe and effective option.
Why Choose Our Practice
If diet and exercise alone aren’t giving you the silhouette you deserve, call Ideal Face and Body in Beverly Hills, CA, today and ask about inner thigh liposuction. Our practice uses cutting edge technology, and we look for ways to make surgery and recovery comfortable and easy for our patients. We can help you achieve the sleeker thighs and shapely figure you’ve been working towards.