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Inner & Outer Thigh Liposuction

Svelte legs can be achieved with the help of inner and outer thigh lipo in Santa Monica. Thighs are very difficult to slim down, even with consistent exercise and diet. Bulky thighs can be hereditary, which makes the issue all the more difficult to get rid of. Dr. Ralph Massey performs thigh liposuction to quickly and effectively address this concern.

What Is Inner and Outer Thigh Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body-contouring procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat. Women are especially predisposed to store fat around the middle region of the body in areas like the thighs, buttocks, and hips. Thigh liposuction targets the so-called “saddle bags” of the outer thighs, along with chafing inner thighs, to create a leaner appearance.

This procedure may be done as a last step in your weight-loss journey. With that said, it is not a solution to obesity and is specifically intended for spot reduction.

Ideal Candidates for Thigh Liposuction

You are a good candidate for liposuction of the inner and outer thighs if you want to achieve a shapelier body through the removal of localized fat deposits. If you experience chafing on your inner thighs, getting liposuction will help reduce friction during movement.

You may not be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you have a low degree of skin elasticity. It is important that your skin has enough elasticity to retract effectively after the procedure. You must also be in good overall health and, ideally, a non-smoker.

Your Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Massey, a physical examination of your inner and outer thighs will be performed. A specialized treatment plan will be developed to address your specific concerns.

Then, a review of your medical history will be conducted to assess your health in order to discover any risk factors. Additional laboratory or diagnostic tests may be requested before a date is set for the procedure.

The Procedure

Thanks to Dr. Massey’s unique approach and expertise, he does not need to use general anesthesia to perform liposuction of the inner and outer thighs. Because of this, many of the risk factors that come along with general anesthesia are avoided, and the recovery process is shorter and more comfortable.

A tiny incision will be made near the groin and crease of the buttocks for inner thigh liposuction. To remove fat around the outer thighs, the incisions are made near the hipbones and the sides of the thighs.

Once incisions have been made, a thin hollow tube called a cannula will be inserted. With a back-and-forth movement, the excess fat will be loosened and suctioned out.

Healing and Recovery

Your recovery period may take three to four weeks. You may be required to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. It is normal to experience pain and bruising, but these should disappear after a few days. Medications and antibiotics may also be prescribed.

You may be able to go back to work after several days. Normal activities and exercises may be resumed after about three weeks.

The Cost of Inner and Outer Thigh Lipo

The cost of thigh liposuction largely depends on the desired outcome of each patient. The overall price will be affected by the surgical fees incurred and the extent of work done.

Set Up Your Consultation

Inner and outer thigh lipo in Santa Monica can help you achieve a well-balanced figure. Learn more about this procedure — contact the office of Dr. Massey to schedule your consultation.

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Before & afters

For Dr. Massey safety is the first priority with any surgery. He has personally performed hundreds of liposuction surgeries, and none of his patients has had any type of serious complication. Indeed in a recent study of over 15,000 patients treated with tumescent liposuction there was not a single serious complication.

An image displaying the contrast between a woman's abdominal area prior to and following a tummy tuck surgery.
Visible change in a woman's tummy after undergoing liposuction, highlighting the effectiveness of the procedure.
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