Liposuction has long been a popular procedure for eliminating stubborn fat pockets that resist diet and exercise. While many areas of the body can be addressed with liposuction, the thighs are a particularly common area of concern.
If you're considering sculpting and refining the contours of your thighs with thigh liposuction, here are five essential things to know.
1. It’s Not a Weight Loss Solution
While thigh liposuction removes stubborn fat pockets, it's essential to understand that it isn't a weight loss alternative. The procedure was designed for body contouring and shaping and it’s ideal for individuals already close to their desired weight but who continue to struggle with localized fat deposits.
2. Results Depend on Skin Elasticity
Liposuction can remove fat, but skin elasticity determines how the skin will retract after the procedure. Those with good skin elasticity will likely see smoother results. For individuals with less elastic skin, additional treatments or procedures, like a thigh lift, might be needed to achieve the desired results.
3. Recovery is Key
Post-operative care can significantly impact the final outcome. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising, which typically goes away within a few weeks. It's also important to wear compression garments as advised, avoid strenuous activities, and attend follow-up appointments. Proper care can reduce the risk of complications and ensure the thighs heal beautifully.
4. Long-Term Results Require Maintenance
While thigh liposuction provides long-lasting results, maintaining a stable weight is essential to sustain them over the long term. Significant weight fluctuations can cause new fat deposits or alter the contours achieved through surgery. A balanced diet and regular exercise regimen will help preserve the newly sculpted look of the thighs.
5. Choose an Experienced Surgeon
The expertise of your plastic surgeon plays a pivotal role in the results. A seasoned surgeon, like Dr. John J. Corey, who has extensive experience in thigh liposuction, will ensure safety during the procedure while sculpting the thighs for an aesthetically pleasing result. Always check the surgeon's credentials and previous work before making a decision.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Thigh liposuction can be transformative, helping you achieve the silhouette you've always wanted. If you're thinking about this procedure or would just like to learn more about your body contouring options, there's no better place than Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, located in Scottsdale, AZ. Schedule a consultation by calling 480-767-7700 or by filling out the email contact form.