Even with diet and exercise, you can’t always keep fat from building up in certain areas of your body. Your genetics and your sex play a role in where your body stores fat. For women, fat often is stored in the inner and outer thighs. It can be difficult to get rid of this fat, even when you keep up an active, healthy lifestyle.
But there are still ways you can get rid of this fat if it affects your self esteem or even causes you discomfort. Though most people think of liposuction as a way to remove fat from the tummy, liposuction can be used in many different areas of the body, including your legs. You can undergo liposuction to help get rid of this fat and enjoy better toned thighs.
During a leg liposuction procedure, you will be asleep under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center or hospital. Your surgeon will then make small incisions in the parts of your legs you would like to change. This is often the inner or outer thigh or the front of the thigh.
Your surgeon will use a special tool to vacuum out fat cells, permanently removing them from your body. Once they have removed the correct amount of fat for your body and proportions, they will sew up the incisions.
You will wake up in a post anesthesia care unit where a nurse will monitor you as your anesthesia wears off. You will be able to go home after about an hour of being monitored in that unit and will need someone else to drive you home.
Your recovery may take about 2 weeks. During this time, you might experience some swelling and bruising on your thighs. You should try to walk around 15 to 30 minutes a day to encourage blood flow and proper healing. Otherwise, you should rest and take over-the-counter pain medicines to keep yourself comfortable. You might need to take a few days off work to rest.
By the end of 2 weeks, you should no longer have bruising or swelling. At your follow-up appointment, your surgeon will let you know if you can return to activities like jogging, exercise and swimming.
You can expect beautiful results from leg liposuction, especially if you choose a board-certified surgeon. After your recovery is complete, you’ll enjoy:
At Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, our board-certified, experienced surgeons provide beautiful results after leg liposuction. They personalize each procedure to fit your body and your needs so that you can enjoy how you look and feel. You can rely on their expertise to achieve the legs you’ve always wanted. Contact us today at (757)496-5556 for your leg liposuction consultation.