Thigh Liposuction Melbourne

A cosmetic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from the inner and outer thighs.

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What is Thigh Liposuction

Thigh liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from the inner and outer thighs. This procedure helps to create a more contoured appearance, improving overall body proportions.

Losing weight through natural methods and regular exercise offers more health benefits compared to liposuction. We strongly encourage patients to pursue their goals using natural and healthy approaches before contemplating liposuction. It's important to note that liposuction is not a method for weight loss; while it may result in a reduction in dress or pants sizes, the scale may not reflect a significant difference.

Inner thigh Liposuction: Inner thigh liposuction removes the fat between the groin area and the knee. It is less dense or fibrous than fat typically found in other areas making this inner thigh fat removal technique highly effective in reducing rubbing between the thighs and creating more gap between the thighs.

Outer Thigh Liposuction: Outer thigh liposuction targets the softer fat in the outer lateral thigh area from the hip bone to the outer knee and just below the bottom. 

If you want to find out more about thigh liposuction in Melbourne, then simply contact us today.

Before deciding on cosmetic surgery, it's important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from the surgery and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for thigh liposuction are individuals who:

  • Are in good overall health, with no underlying medical conditions that may increase surgery risks
  • Have a stable body weight, preferably within 30% of their ideal weight.
  • Possess realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
  • Have tried diet and exercise but still struggle with stubborn thigh fat
  • Exhibit good skin elasticity to ensure optimal results and minimise sagging.

The Thigh Liposuction Procedure

Thigh liposuction is typically performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. The procedure can take 1 to 3 hours, depending on the amount of fat removed and the specific technique used. There are several liposuction techniques available such as:

  • Laser-assisted Liposuction (LAL): Where a laser is used to melt fat cells, allowing for removal and potentially promoting skin tightening.
  • VASER Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (UAL): Where Ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy fat cells before removal
  • Depending on the patient, HD liposuction can also be a great option.
  • Tumescent Liposuction: A large volume of saline solution, local anaesthesia, and a vasoconstrictor are injected into the treatment area to break up fat cells and minimise bleeding before removal.

 Regardless of the technique used, the procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • The practitioner marks the treatment areas on the patient's thighs.
  • Small incisions are made in discreet locations.
  • The chosen liposuction treatment is used to break up and remove fatty tissue with a small tube known as a cannula
  • The incisions are closed with sutures, and a compression garment is applied to minimise swelling and promote healing.

Recovery and Post-Operative Care

After thigh liposuction, patients in Australia typically expect a recovery period of 1 to 2 weeks. During this time, it is essential to follow the practitioner's post-operative care instructions, which may include:

  • Wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the healing process
  • Taking prescribed medications to manage pain and prevent infection
  • Limiting physical activity and gradually resuming exercise as advised by the practitioner
  • Attending follow-up appointments to monitor healing and assess results

Most patients can return to work within 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the nature of their job and the extent of the procedure. Final results may take 3 to 6 months to become apparent as swelling subsides and the body fully heals.

What Results To Expect

A patient's liposuction results depend upon the practitioner's experience, and skill in performing their procedure, as well as the volume of fat and the amount of excess skin the patient needs to be removed. After undergoing Liposuction, the "excess" skin typically shrinks and becomes taut. Once the swelling and retention of fluid decrease, you will notice a better body shape. It could take a few months for it to go down completely. Nevertheless, there are certain circumstances where an operation to extract extra skin may be required.

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Benefits of Thigh Liposuction

Thigh liposuction offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved body proportions: This procedure can help create a more balanced and harmonious body proportions by removing excess fat from the thighs.
  • Long-lasting results: The fat cells removed during Liposuction are permanently eliminated. While patients can still gain weight, the fat distribution will spread more evenly across the body.

Risks and Complications

Like any surgical procedure, thigh liposuction carries potential risks and complications. These may include:

  • Bruising and swelling: These are common side effects that typically resolve within a few weeks.
  • Infection: Though rare, there's a risk of infection at the incision sites, which may require antibiotic treatment.
  • Scarring: While the practitioner will aim to make incisions in less visible areas, some scarring is inevitable.
  • Irregular contours: In some cases, liposuction can result in uneven or lumpy skin surfaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

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By understanding the procedure, recovery, benefits, and potential risks, patients can decide whether this procedure is right for them. If you are based in Melbourne, you can schedule a complimentary consultation at our clinic, online or over the phone if that suits you more. To get started, call (03) 8822 3472 or send us a message on our contact form below.

Before deciding on cosmetic surgery, it's important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from the surgery and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.

**Individual outcomes vary as the results for one person may not be the same for others. Several factors, including genetics, diet, and exercise, can contribute to these differences.
*Every type of cosmetic surgery involves invasive procedures and therefore comes with an element of risk. This includes all types of liposuction in Melbourne.

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