There are many reasons that our bodies accumulate fat on inner and outer thighs. With overall weight gain, legs receive their fair share of unwanted fat deposits. Furthermore, many women accumulate fat due to hormonal changes during and after pregnancy.
Everyone should adopt a healthy diet and exercise schedule to get rid of this unwanted fat. However, leg liposuction is a particularly useful procedure to remove unwanted fat from knees, outer thighs, inner thighs, and buttocks. Leg liposuction can dramatically reduce the fat and improve the contours of the leg in no time.
The choice of the liposuction technique depends on the amount of fat to be removed. It is worth mentioning that liposuction is not a way to lose weight. Liposuction can remove a limited amount of fat—not effective for weight loss. However, its targeted approach enables it to make a dramatic difference in appearance.
There are three methods to perform leg liposuction: tumescent liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, and ultrasonic-assisted liposuction. Nowadays, local anesthesia is preferred for liposuction procedures; however, surgeons prefer general anesthesia for bigger procedures.
Leg Liposuction Procedure
Before the surgeon starts the surgery, he needs to mark out the areas to be treated. The patients stand for marking procedure, and the surgeons ask her how she wants to look and which areas should receive the most fat extraction. In addition to patient preferences, the surgeon uses his own knowledge and marks the areas.
The surgeon begins the procedure by disinfecting the area and injecting a solution to perform the surgery without pain and lesser bleeding. This fluid also softens the fat so that it can be removed easily.
The surgeon will then make the incisions in the areas of the leg, and insert a tube, known as a cannula, through which he removes and suctions out the fat.
After removing the required amount of fat, he will suture the incisions and apply a compression pad. A drainage tube may be inserted to drain fluids from the legs. There will be bruising and swelling after the surgery, and it may take two weeks to subside.
In addition to following a healthy lifestyle, remember to follow the instructions of your surgeon to avoid any undesired effects. If you feel anything unusual, call your surgeon immediately.