For many women, flabby or fat thighs are a major concern. The thighs are a common body site for fat to build up. The common causes of thigh fat accumulation are aging, stress, weight gain, hormonal changes, and heredity. Even with rigorous diets and exercise, stubborn fat deposits can be difficult to lose. They can also limit your wardrobe options and negatively impact your appearance overall. With the minimally invasive Smartlipo Triplex workstation, thigh liposuction in NYC is a great way to get rid of extra fat and achieve legs that are more slender and attractive.
What Does Thigh Liposuction Involve?
Using three laser wavelengths (1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm), the FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation is a minimally-invasive device that helps to liquefy fat, coagulate tissues, reduce bleeding, and tighten skin. The plastic surgeon will first use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment site before making tiny incisions to insert the device’s tiny cannula. The fat cells are directly exposed to laser energy, which liquefies them and makes it possible to carefully suction them off. The technique also promotes collagen production by focusing the energy on the area beneath the skin’s surface, giving the appearance of tighter, more toned skin overall.
Benefits of Thigh Liposuction
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Usually requiring only small incisions, Smartlipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction. As opposed to more invasive procedures, this involves less discomfort, less scarring, and a quicker recovery period.
Precision and Targeting
Fat deposits in the thighs can be precisely targeted with Smartlipo’s laser technology. This may produce more precise outcomes and a more sculpted, smoother look.
The Smartlipo laser also has the added advantage of encouraging the production of collagen, which can help tighten the skin. This is especially helpful for areas like the thighs where skin laxity following fat removal may be an issue.
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Reduced Bruising and Swelling
By coagulating blood vessels, the laser energy employed in Smartlipo can lessen swelling, bruises, and bleeding when compared to conventional liposuction methods.
With Smartlipo, patients usually recover more quickly than with traditional liposuction. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, the body is not as traumatized, allowing for a quicker return to regular activities.
Many times, Smartlipo can be done under local anesthesia, which lowers the risks involved with general anesthesia.
Enhanced Body Contouring
A more aesthetically pleasing shape can be achieved by more effectively contouring the thighs thanks to Smartlipo’s precision.
Smartlipo offers a customized approach to each patient’s specific anatomy and goals by addressing specific concerns and areas of the thighs.
Stimulates Collagen Production
The laser energy from Smartlipo not only promotes skin tightening but also stimulates the production of collagen, which over time may lead to improved skin quality.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Thigh Liposuction?
Has Stubborn Fat Deposits
The best candidates for thigh liposuction are those with thighs that have stubborn fat in areas that don’t respond well to diet and exercise.
Is in Good Overall Health
Applicants should be in overall good health and free of major illnesses that could cause problems for them during the procedure or while they are recovering.
Has Realistic Expectations
It’s important that candidates have reasonable expectations regarding the results of thigh liposuction. Although the procedure can improve contour and remove localized fat, it is not a replacement for overall weight loss, and individual outcomes may differ.
Maintains a Stable Weight
Ideally, candidates should be healthy, and maintain relatively constant weight. Weight changes following liposuction can impact the outcome since it is not a cure for obesity.
Has Good Skin Elasticity
Achieving the best results requires skin with good elasticity. Though this varies from person to person, younger people typically have more elastic skin.
Is a Non-smoker
As smoking can interfere with the healing process, it is usually recommended that candidates give up smoking prior to having thigh liposuction.
Understands the Risks
A strong candidate will be willing to adhere to the surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions and will be well-informed about the procedure’s possible risks and complications.
Has Realistic Recovery Expectations
Applicants must be ready for a recuperation phase and adhere to the surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care. This can entail keeping follow-up appointments, refraining from physically demanding activities, and wearing a compression garment if necessary.
Has Adequate Skin Thickness
After fat is removed, having enough skin thickness is crucial to get smooth results. You may be advised to have additional procedures like skin tightening in cases of low skin elasticity.
What Not to Do After Thigh Liposuction
Avoid Strenuous Activities
Avoid physically demanding activities that can put strain on your thighs, such as heavy lifting and vigorous exercise. Specific instructions on when it’s safe to progressively resume regular activities will be given by your surgeon.
Don’t Skip the Compression Garment
As directed by your surgeon, wear the compression garments that are prescribed. These clothes support the treated area, aid in healing, and lessen swelling.
Do Not Smoke
If you smoke, abstain from smoking while you’re recovering. Smoking can accelerate the onset of complications and hinder the healing process.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
During the early phases of recovery, alcohol should be consumed in moderation or not at all since it can cause dehydration and impede the healing process.
Avoid Hot Baths or Saunas
During the first few days of recovery, avoid using hot tubs, saunas, and hot baths. Heat exposure can exacerbate swelling and potentially hinder the healing process.
Do Not Remove Steri-Strips or Dressings without Approval
As for removing dressings or Steri-Strips, do as directed by your surgeon. Until your surgeon gives the all-clear, do not try to remove them yourself.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Reduce the amount of time the treated area is exposed to the sun, as sunburn can impede healing and cause discomfort. Use sunscreen and wear clothing that covers the treated area if you must be outside.
Do Not Neglect Follow-up Appointments
Keep all of your surgeon’s scheduled follow-up appointments. During these consultations, the surgeon can assess your recovery, handle any issues that may arise, and modify your post-operative care regimen as needed.
Avoid Medications Contrary to Recommendations
Pay attention to the drug instructions provided by your surgeon. Unless your surgeon has given the all-clear, stay away from taking any vitamins or medications that could complicate the healing process or raise the risk of bleeding.
Don’t Neglect Hydration
Drink enough water to aid in the healing process. On the other hand, stay away from drinking too many alcoholic or caffeinated beverages as this can lead to dehydration.
If you’re thinking about getting thigh liposuction in NYC, choose a facility that has received AAAASF accreditation and employs knowledgeable, experienced plastic surgeons to carry out the treatment. Your candidacy for the procedure will be determined by a skilled plastic surgeon who will conduct a comprehensive physical examination to assess the quality of the skin above and the quantity of adipose tissue present.
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