Liposuction Helps Patients Tighten and Tone the Thighs By Gregory Mesna on March 23, 2016

Woman gripping the backs of her thighsNo matter how fit and healthy an individual may be, the body is bound to have some excess deposits of fat, and the truth is that there are certain areas of the body where this fat is more likely to accumulate. The thighs are one area that tends to be a problem for many people. Excess fat in the thighs leaves many patients feeling self-conscious about wearing short skirts or shorts. Healthy individuals who are looking to eliminate excess fat deposits from the thighs may be ideal candidates for liposuction. Liposuction targets fatty tissue and suctions it out of the body to leave patients with slimmer and more toned looking thighs. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna offers liposuction for the thighs at our Minneapolis, MN practice in order to help patients enhance their figure and achieve the beautiful contours they desire.

Liposuction Techniques

While liposuction is not meant to help patients lose a great deal of weight, it can significantly improve body contours by targeting areas such as the thighs and eliminating unwanted deposits of fat. There are several liposuction techniques available to help patients achieve the results they desire. The technique that is used will vary from patient to patient and will be determined based on each individual’s unique needs and desires. Below are the liposuction techniques that may be used by Dr. Mesna to tone and tighten the thighs:

  • Power-assisted liposuction: Power-assisted liposuction uses the vibrations of a surgical device to break up fat deposits so that they are easier to remove from the body.
  • Tumescent liposuction: During the tumescent liposuction procedure, the treatment area is injected with large volumes of a solution containing diluted local anesthesia. This solution numbs the treatment area, reduces bleeding, and makes fat removal easier.
  • Ultra-sound assisted liposuction: This technique uses ultrasound waves to liquefy fat deposits so that they can be easily suctioned from the body.
  • Smartlipo™: Smartlipo™ is a technique that uses laser energy to target and break apart fat cells for easier removal from the body. The laser energy also stimulates tissue coagulation, which further improves body contouring results.

No matter which of these techniques is used, liposuction will require several small incisions that will be made throughout the treatment area. A cannula will be inserted into these incisions in order to suction out the broken down fat cells. Dr. Mesna will place these incisions as discreetly as possible so that the small scars that may remain will be barely visible.

Liposuction Results

Once the swelling that develops during liposuction recovery has gone down, patients will notice that the thighs are considerably slimmer and more toned. The skin should conform to the body’s new contours, giving patients a more lean and healthy appearance. Patients who lead an active lifestyle and maintain a healthy diet should be able to maintain these results long-term.

Enhancing the Results of Liposuction for the Thighs

Many patients can achieve the results they desire from liposuction alone. However, patients who have a considerable amount of excess skin, or those with poor skin elasticity may require additional treatment. A thigh lift, or thighplasty, can address excess skin to truly transform the appearance of the thighs. Dr. Mesna can discuss this procedure in further detail with those patients who are interested.

Schedule an Appointment

If your thighs are holding onto excess deposits of fat, liposuction may be the solution you desire. To learn more about the liposuction procedure and whether you may be an ideal candidate for treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory T. Mesna at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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