Thigh liposuction or upper leg liposculpture remains to be an extremely popular procedure amongst Melbourne women today. Fatty deposits that accumulate on either the inner thigh, outer thigh or side of the hips and be difficult to move through diet and exercise alone.
Fortunately, fat cells can be successfully and easily removed by tumescent liposuction (a.k.a. liposculpture).
Liposuction for inner thigh, outer thigh, hips…
Some women may choose to have liposuction performed on several areas of the body at once. For example, liposuction of the abdomen, inner thighs and outer thighs can be treated on the same day. Other women elect to have the inner knee area treated in conjunction with the inner thighs and perhaps under the buttocks.
If you would like to know more about lower leg liposuction, please see our page here.
Who should perform thigh liposuction?
As with all liposuction, it is imperative to choose a doctor with extensive experience in liposuction techniques. Dr Joni Feldman has been performing liposuction for over 14 years and has successfully treated over 1000 patients in Australia. Before booking your surgery, we recommend you seek the opinions of two different surgeons before deciding on your surgeon of choice.
Tumescent thigh liposuction: the procedure
Dr Feldman chooses to perform tumescent liposuction. This technique involves the injection of large quantities of fluid (containing a salt solution, anaesthetic and medications that minimise bleeding) into the fat layer.
After your liposuction procedure
Just a few hours after your procedure you will be able to return home. Pain and swelling are usually minimal, and most patients require only minimal pain relief such as paracetamol. The pain will lessen considerably after the first week, with individuals describing the pain as a sensation similar to an extreme workout at the gym.
You will be given a compression garment to wear straight after the procedure. This will help alleviate swelling, as well as reduced pain. Compression garments also help with the healing process and help the skin to contract evenly. It’s imperative that you wear the garment for the exact time that Dr Feldman prescribes.
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