Thigh fat or flabby thighs are a common concern for most women. The thighs are an area where fat can easily accumulate. Heredity, aging, pregnancy, weight gain and hormonal changes, and stress are the common reasons for the buildup of thigh fat. Stubborn fat deposits are difficult to resolve even with strict diets and exercise and can affect your overall appearance and restrict your clothing choices. Thigh liposuction in Manhattan performed using the minimally-invasive Smartlipo Triplex workstation is an ideal option to remove unwanted fat and achieve slimmer, shapelier legs.
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about thigh liposuction –
How is Thigh Liposuction in Manhattan Performed?
Thigh liposuction in Manhattan is a minimally-invasive laser-assisted procedure performed using the FDA approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation. The device features three laser wavelengths (1064nm, 1320nm and 1440nm) which work to liquefy the fat, coagulate the tissues, minimize bleeding, and tighten the skin.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
The key benefits of laser liposuction are –
- Minimally-invasive procedure
- Performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesai
- Short treatment time and downtime
- Minimal swelling, bleeding, bruising and pain
- Minimal scarring
- Faster healing and speedy recovery
- Encourages the production of collagen and provides excellent skin tightening effects
Who is a good candidate for liposuction on thighs?
To enjoy the benefits of Smartlipo liposuction, a person needs to be a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal candidates for liposuction on thighs are individuals who –
- Have unwanted deposits of fat in the thigh area, (whether the inner thigh or the outer thigh areas)
- Have good skin tone and elasticity
- Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the outcome
- Are non-smokers
- Are in good health, without any life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- Are close to their ideal body weight
What does the Laser Liposuction Procedure Involve?
The plastic surgeon begins the procedure by making tiny incisions at the treatment site to insert the small cannula of the device. Laser energy is delivered directly to the fat cells, which liquefies them. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned off. By directing the energy to the area beneath the surface of the skin, the technique also encourages collagen production, which results in a tighter, more toned appearance overall. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
What type of anesthesia is used for this treatment?
Minimally-invasive Smartlipo liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. In most cases, patients can go home the same day as the surgery.
What is a Thigh Lift and Is a Thigh lift a must-to do procedure when having thigh liposuction?
There are two surgical procedures to address aesthetic concerns related to thigh area –thigh liposuction and thigh lift. Thigh lift surgery or thighplasty mainly targets loose, saggy skin in the thighs and results in smoother and better-proportioned thighs. A lateral thigh lift can improve saddlebag area skin laxity or cellulite and can be extended across the posterior midline to lift the buttocks as well. A thigh lift is not a must-do procedure when having a liposuction on thighs, but may recommended for patients who wish to improve skin laxity.
What does recovery involve and how long will it take?
The recovery time of every patient will vary depending on the amount of fat removed and the overall length of the procedure. Patients are usually advised to wear a compression garment for few weeks after undergoing the procedure. Most patients can get back to their normal activities within 2-3 days after the treatment. However, if more extensive liposuction is performed then it is advisable to take at least a week off from work. Depending on the plastic surgeon’s advice, light exercises can be started after 2 weeks and more vigorous exercises after 4-6 weeks. Full recovery may take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.
If you are considering Smartlipo laser liposuction in Manhattan, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery that has plastic surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. In a reliable facility, patients can expect quality treatment and personalized care till complete recovery.