Many women desire thinner, firmer thighs or even a “thigh gap” which refers to the desirably slender thighs of many a model or fitness guru. Generally, women who’ve experienced weight gain and loss, especially following pregnancy are plagued by medial thigh fullness. This fullness is due to unwanted fat deposits and excess skin. In fact, excess skin may be a more common complaint than even excess fat, especially in those who are already eating healthily and exercising regularly. It can be quite frustrating for those who workout often but can’t seem to shrink stubborn thigh fat. 

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Well, the truth is that gains at the gym can plateau or be hindered by your particular circumstance or body type and you may need extra assistance in order to achieve your dream body. Until recently, improving thigh contour (shape) through plastic surgery has been limited to performing a medial thigh tuck. Thigh tuck surgery requires a large vertical incision line that can be unsightly and lead to scarring. Even when the incision line is optimally positioned, patients often complain about not being able to wear skirts, shorts or swimsuits due to the lasting scar.

To make matters even worse, the texture of the thigh skin can erode as it loses a specialized protein called elastin whose function is to tighten up the skin, almost like a spring when the weight of the fat has been removed. As such, traditional liposuction alone is often not adequate to improve contour. 

After removal of the fat using liposuction, patients can be impacted by excess skin that does not resolve without surgical intervention. Although attempts have been made to limit the incision length and position to the groin area to hide the incision, this limitation on incision placement has resulted in sub-optimal contouring. As can be expected, skin tightening in the inner upper groin area has been observed to have little effect on the mid and mid-upper thigh contour.

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The Latest Breakthroughs in Thigh Contouring

We are excited to announce the fusion of two new technologies that now allow patients to slim and contour their inner thighs without the need for a surgical incision. These technologies include VASER Liposuction and Cool Helium Plasma skin tightening.

VASER Liposuction allows for complete removal of excess fatty tissue, something which was not previously possible with traditional liposuction techniques. This is because the fat in the inner thigh is more fibrous (tough) and not amenable to extraction using traditional techniques. Following the more the effective removal of thigh fat using VASER Liposuction, the Cool Helium Plasma treatment is utilized to literally tighten the skin “right before your eyes” without the need for skin removal or an incision. Patients can now gain improved inner thigh tone and appearance without the prolonged recovery times and fear of unsightly incision line scarring of a traditional thigh lift.

If you would like to improve your inner thigh appearance, then a scarless medial thigh tuck might be the right procedure for you. For more information and to determine if you are a good candidate for this affordable procedure, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mowlavi, Orange County’s top VASER Lipo surgeon.