Removal Of Inner Thigh Fat

How is inner thigh fat removal performed?

Liposuction of the hips is aimed at improving the shape and contours of the body. Fat deposits in the thighs and buttocks – this is a typical phenomenon for most women.

Even slender women often have stretch marks on the inside of the thighs, which spoils the overall appearance of the skin and body shape. To cope with such problems allows such a procedure.

The essence of the procedure

The essence of surgical intervention is to extract excess layers of fat. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia.

Depending on the complexity of the operation, liposuction can last from half an hour to several hours.

First, the doctor makes a special marking with the marker, the zones are extracted from which the fat will be removed, then they are disinfected, and afterwards the surgeon starts the immediate operation.

Liposuction can be carried out as a separate procedure, and in conjunction with other cosmetic manipulations. This is an excellent method of removing the fat layer, but a good result can be achieved mainly in those patients who have elastic skin. If the elasticity is markedly reduced, the operation can cause further cosmetic problems.

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Preparation for the procedure takes place in several stages:

  • Conversation with a plastic surgeon. The patient should have a clear idea of which procedure he agrees to. All questions and doubts should be eliminated at this particular, initial stage.
  • 1-3 weeks before surgery. Before performing liposuction, the patient is required to take tests and tell the surgeon about all the diseases or allergies that are present.
  • The patient must provide his medical card and receive the necessary recommendations.
  • On the day of surgery, it is prohibited to eat and drink eight hours before the procedure.

Recommendations before surgery

It is necessary to take all standard tests and individually recommended by the doctor.
It should be reported about all the medications taken and all the allergic reactions that have ever happened.

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Stop taking anticoagulants (drugs that promote blood thinning).
Follow the diet, do not eat heavy meals, reduce the amount of salt consumed.
Limit yourself in taking alcohol and cigarettes.

Required tests

There are a number of tests that all patients must take, without exception, before the operation:

  • The general analysis of blood (includes the analysis on a level of thrombocytes, erythrocytes, hemoglobin and leukocytes).
  • Biochemistry (includes the analysis for creatine, total protein, bilirubin, sugar, electrolytes, urea).
  • Coagulogram (analysis for fibrinogen).
  • Assay for HIV.
  • Analysis for the determination of the blood group and the Rh factor.
  • General urine analysis.
  • Electrocardiogram with a transcript.
  • Fluorography (or chest X-ray).

There are several methods of liposuction:

Standard Liposuction

This procedure does not provide for expensive equipment and expensive drugs. It has two modifications: dry and wet. The first is a clinical version using cannulas. It involves creating small incisions and inserting into the subcutaneous space a cannula with one or more apertures at the end.

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The diameter of such a cannula directly depends on the volume of fat removed and the surgeon’s personal preferences. At the present time, the cannula with a diameter of up to 0.5 cm is considered to be the least traumatic.

While one end of the cannula is submerged in the subcutaneous area, the other end is attached to a vacuum device that creates a negative pressure. It is this last factor that allows to remove fat.

It should be noted immediately that this method is considered the most traumatic and outdated. During the operation, there is a great damage to the subcutaneous tissues and the corresponding blood loss. Wet liposuction differs from dry only in that the area of the operation is pre-treated with an anesthetic.

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Tumescent liposuction

This method is the most popular and popular. Unlike standard liposuction, it causes less injuries and shortens the recovery period.

Its essence lies in the preliminary infiltration of the zone of operation with a special Klein solution, which contains lidocaine, epinephrine and saline. After infiltration takes about forty minutes, the fat tissue “diluted” and subsequently easier to remove.

Strengthened (oscillatory)

This option is a classic view, but the used cannula has a special manipulator, which makes it possible to create reciprocating movements with a frequency of 200 movements per minute.

Ultrasonic liposuction

This procedure destroys fat cells under the influence of ultrasound (not as a consequence of mechanical action, as in the classical case). During the procedure, incisions are made to the skin, through which a special probe transmitting ultrasonic waves is inserted. They destroy the fat tissue, and the destroyed fiber is sucked through the cannula.

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Laser liposuction

This method differs from the usual one in that in this case the laser energy is used, which is fed through a thin needle (one millimeter in diameter). It moves and in the process of movement and tears, burns all the excess fat cells.

This procedure has its advantages:

  1. it is not very traumatic;
  2. lasts not more than one hour;
  3. compresses collagen fibers, which leads to radical skin-tightening from the inside;
  4. reduces the risk of complications;
  5. reduces the recovery period.

Most often, the procedure is assigned to those who have large fat deposits, especially in hard-to-reach and intimate areas. The best results it gives in small areas and in the face area. Sometimes this type of liposuction is used to smooth the surface of the body after removing a large amount of fat in other ways.

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Results that can be achieved

With the help of liposuction you can achieve the following:

  • instantly eliminate fat deposits in any place;
  • tighten the skin inside the thighs and eliminate “skin apron”.


The main indications are the following phenomena:

fat deposits in the chin, face, neck, abdomen, thighs, hands, knees;
localized fat deposits in one place.


Any plastic surgery has a number of contraindications and inner thigh fat removal is no exception. So, the procedure can not be performed in the following cases:

  • with diabetes mellitus in decompensated form;
  • at a fever, ORVI, catarrhal diseases;
  • infectious and viral diseases;
  • with exacerbation of chronic diseases;
  • if there is a disease of the cardiovascular system;
  • in the presence of cancer and neoplasms;
  • with herpes in active form;
  • during pregnancy and lactation;
  • when blood coagulability is violated;
  • with problems with the elasticity of the skin.


The following side effects are possible:

  • Disturbance of skin sensitivity. This is not so rare, because as the destruction of fat tissue affects nerve fibers and blood vessels. Thus, there are areas of paresthesia and hypoesthesia, which persist for several months.
  • Uneven contours. If inner thigh fat removal was not carried out at the most professional level, and adipose tissue was removed unevenly, then the appearance of seals and depressions may occur.
  • Liposuction is performed due to the application of microscopic incisions and punctures. Accordingly, it can lead to suppuration, swelling, bruising, inflammation, which in turn leads to the appearance of scars.
  • Fat embolism and thromboembolism. This complication is serious, as the occlusion of the vessel with a fat embolus occurs, and such a phenomenon can lead to a fatal outcome. The latter, fortunately, is unlikely, but the very side effect is quite common. Pain syndrome. This side effect is the norm, the wounds will and should be sore, but pain medications can always come to the rescue.

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Sagging of the skin. This is also normal, as the volume of fat tissue decreases sharply, but the area of the skin does not decrease. This problem can be easily eliminated when wearing compression garment.


After liposuction, the first six to eight hours after the patient is carefully monitored. Two or three days after the procedure, it is better to stay in the clinic. The doctor prescribes antibiotics to avoid the development of pathogenic microflora and individual drugs that help improve the regenerative processes of the skin. At first, after liposuction, pain and fever are possible, but these side effects quickly pass. Discomfort can be felt for a month, as it is required to wear special compression underwear.


The final result becomes noticeable six months after the procedure, and its duration is another plus operation. The number of fat cells is determined at the genetic level. In the process of life, they either increase, or decrease in size, but never disappear. Liposuction also removes them forever. Thus, a person who leads a healthy and active lifestyle will keep the result obtained for years to come. And in order to facilitate the rehabilitation period, the following recommendations are given:

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  1. The course of massage and physiotherapy. They help you get the most complete result from the procedure and get a clear body contour.
  2. Avoiding physical exertion.
  3. Refusal to visit saunas, solarium, swimming pools.
  4. Refusal of the shower within ten days after the operation.
  5. Abundant drink.
  6. At first it is recommended to exclude the use of alcohol, nicotine, coffee, excess salt.
  7. Do not apply cold or hot compresses to the operated area.
  8. Colds and SARS should be avoided.
  9. It is mandatory to wear compression underwear for a month.
  10. It is necessary to take all the medicines prescribed by the doctor and follow the specified course.
  11. It is recommended to exclude trips to cities and countries with a hot climate.
  12. It is necessary to adhere to proper nutrition and more is in the open air.

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Inner thighs fat removal

Laser liposuction of the inner thighs is an effective, safe and non-surgical method that allows removing excess fat without scars, scarring and blood loss. The laser also gives the skin elasticity as soon as possible.

Short description

During the lipolysis procedure, specialists with laser help direct the energy of the device to the problem site. Laser rays level the surface of the thighs from the inside, warm the tissues, which stimulate the renewal and pulling of the skin from the inside. Rays split the fat cells and eventually they are removed from the body in a natural way.


The inner thighs fat removal can be performed in such cases:

  • with sagging and flabby skin;
  • with the accumulation of fat on the inside of the thighs;
  • if when walking, the inner sides of the thighs, when closing, rub the skin, prevent walking, the skin becomes ugly, there are diaper rash;
  • if a person wants to bring the body to the ideal forms.


Liposuction of the inner thigh can not be performed in such cases:

  • diabetes;
  • impaired blood clotting;
  • mental disorders;
  • general obesity;
  • phlebeurysm;
  • malignant tumors.

For a while, you need to give up liposuction under such circumstances:

  • if there are skin diseases or a breach of the integrity of the skin on the hips;
  • during menstruation;
  • during pregnancy, lactation.

Process of procedure

Before performing lipolysis, clinic specialists should:

  • consult with patients;
  • prescribe the necessary diagnostic procedures to make sure there are no contraindications.

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Laser liposuction of the inner thigh is performed under local anesthesia. During the manipulation, the doctor makes small punctures of the skin, through which he then inserts the cannula. These needles with rounded ends release laser beams, which destroy fat. The doctor changes the position of the cannula in the desired direction.

Duration of the procedure

The duration of the laser inner thighs fat removal is 40-60 minutes.

Recovery period

After the natural release of fat from the inside of the thighs, recovery is almost unnecessary. Complications after the procedure does not happen.

The only thing the patient needs is to wear corrective underwear (2 weeks). It will help the skin to tighten faster. And in a few months you can wear tight jeans, shorts, mini skirts and other outfits that emphasize the beauty of your slender legs.


After the inner thigh fat removal, this part of the lower extremities becomes smooth, even, without a hanging skin flap. The distance between the inner sides of the thighs of both legs becomes comfortable for the patient.

After the procedure, the patient quickly (in 2 days) can return to the daily rhythm of life. And in 2 months the final results will be achieved.


The price for the inner thigh fat removal can be found on our website or on the advice of specialists. By the way, you can make an appointment with a plastic surgeon by leaving an application on the site or by calling on the phone.