Cosmetic Treatments to Tone and Tighten the Thighs
By The Landings Surgical Centre on May 24, 2016
Every body shape is unique, but whether a person is considered to have a pear shape, an apple shape, or an hourglass figure, everyone is also bound to have a “trouble” spot or two. Trouble spots are those areas of the body that hold onto excess fat no matter how much time is spent at the gym. For many people, the thighs can be a major trouble spot. Body contouring treatments can eliminate unwanted fat and skin from the thighs to patients a more toned and slender appearance. These treatments enhance a person’s figure and increase their confidence. At The Landings Surgical Centre, we offer two effective cosmetic treatments for the thighs that allow our Halifax, NS patients to show off their legs with confidence.
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic treatment because it suctions unwanted fat cells out of the body. While liposuction is effective, patients should have realistic expectations for the results of liposuction. Liposuction can remove localized fat deposits to slim areas of the body, such as the thighs, and improve body contours. However, liposuction is not a weight loss solution. Similarly, liposuction does not address loose, excess skin. Patients who will get the best results from liposuction are those who are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight and still maintain good skin elasticity.
For those who are ideal liposuction candidates, there are many techniques to explore. Our doctors offer the tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction techniques. These advanced techniques make it easier to break down fat deposits so that they can be removed from the body with minimal trauma. In turn, patients experience fewer side effects during recovery, and benefit from a shorter recovery period.
Many patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their thighs believe that they are too large in size. However, it is not just excess fat deposits that affect the thighs; loose skin is also a common problem. The skin around the thighs can lose its elasticity, especially in response to age and weight loss. Patients who are looking to eliminate unwanted fat and skin may be ideal candidates for thigh lift surgery.
During the thigh lift procedure, an incision is made along the inner thigh, typically starting around the groin area and extending down the leg. This incision is used to remove excess fat and tissues so that the skin can be smoothed and tightened before closing the incision. A thigh lift can be customized to meet each patient’s specific needs. The size of the incision will vary based on the degree of alteration that is required. A thigh lift may also be combined with liposuction to provide patients with optimal slimming and toning results.
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If the idea of wearing shorts or a bathing suit in public gives you anxiety, you may benefit from cosmetic treatments to tone and tighten the thighs. To learn more about these procedures, schedule a consultation with one of the experienced plastic surgeons here at The Landings Surgical Centre. We look forward to hearing from you.
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