Inner Thighs Liposuction
Inner thighs is a major area of concern among many women who seek liposuction. Inner thigh liposuction can significantly improve the shape of the thigh and reduce the rubbing together of the inner thighs. Occasionally a male patient may request liposuction of the upper inner thigh.
Inner Thighs and Inner Knees
Inner thighs and knees are usually treated at the same time. Liposuction on the inner thigh and inner knee as separate areas may result in unevenness. When liposuction of the both the inner thigh and knee areas is needed, then complete liposuction will have smoother results.
Incomplete Liposuction with general anesthesia
Liposuction of the inner thighs with the patient lying on her back does not allow adequate access to the fat on the back of the inner thighs. This situation arises most often when general anesthesia is used. Under general anesthesia rolling a liposuction patient onto her side to get access to the back is risky. Attempting to treat the entire inner thigh with the patient on her back often results in inadequate fat removal from the back of the inner thigh.
Women who have inner thigh fat and good skin tone can expect excellent results following liposuction. When the skin is excessively wrinkled and crepey, liposuction may not provide the best improvement. In older women, and especially in women who have lost a considerable amount of weight, the skin of the thigh tends to be wrinkled. Liposuction will not improve this wrinkled appearance. In fact liposuction may worsen the wrinkling.
Thigh Liposuction Vs. Thigh Lift
A women who has extensive wrinkling of the inner thigh, there is the option of a surgical thigh lift. In my experience most women are often disappointed by the aesthetic results of an inner thigh lift. They find the scaring associated with a medial thigh lift to be worse than the wrinkling. For patients with marked wrinkling, and only a minimal amount of medial thigh fat, the most reasonable option might simply be no surgical treatment.
Postoperative care for the inner thighs or knees is simple and designed so that most patients can change dressings easily, and without assistance. The recovery quite rapid. One need only apply adequate absorptive padding and moderately firm compression. The drainage usually ceases within 36 to 48 hours. Many women choose to wear the garments beyond the minimum time because of the comfort and security provided by the garments.