Ever wondered if there is a surgery that can make the thighs smaller? We would all love to own a well-maintained and slender physical appearance. A lot about our body weight can be genetic and the lifestyle we adopt. The sad part is, in spite of following a strict and healthy diet and being physically active does not always guarantee expected results. There can be fat accumulation in specific parts even if one tries their best. This is often referred to as stubborn fat. The common areas where fat accumulates are the abdomen, arms, hips and thighs. There can be a variety of reasons to why fat accumulates in the thigh, this includes:
The best way to reduce fat in the thighs is a thigh reduction surgery.
A thigh reduction surgery or thigh lift or thighplasty is the surgical cosmetic procedure of removing excess fat and muscles. Saggy and flappy legs can be trimmed well and the skin tightened to give a neat appearance. To improve the shape, size and overall appearance of the thighs is the main aim of a thigh reduction surgery. A thigh lift procedure can take about 2 hours and the surgeon would make incisions near the crease of the groin and is sutured well to make the scar as minimal as possible. The procedure is done on general anesthesia and is done on out-patient basis.
An ideal candidate for a thigh reduction procedure would be
Inner thigh lift – it aims to reduce sagging of the skin in the inner thighs and the procedure is done by creating an incision in the groin region towards the thighs.
Mini thigh lift – this procedure will require a small incision and will cover only a smaller segment of the thigh region.
Outer thigh lift – this procedure focusses on the outside region of the thighs and the incision is from the groin to the lower back region.
Vertical thigh lift – this procedure is done if a person wants to concentrate on overall fat reduction from the thigh. This would result in larger incision and poses a higher risk since the procedure will be more complicated.
Food that is rich in white sugar and carbohydrates are the main culprits for increasing fat of the thighs. Some common food to avoid are
Can walking reduce thigh fat? Exercises can be a great way of reducing the fat in the thighs. The aim should be give good movement to the thigh muscles, helping it burn the stored fat. Some of the best exercises to consider for thigh reduction are:
Following simple exercises on a regular basis and sticking to a nutritious diet can help with reducing the thigh fat. Including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins such as nuts, beans, meat, egg and including healthy oils such as olive oil and nut-based oils can help. Salt intake must be checked too. Also, it is important to drink enough water on a regular basis. Yoga is a great way of exercising for hip and thigh reduction.
Genetics does play a major role in the fat accumulation on thighs. It is common to find that families have a history of fat accumulation in the thigh, hip and buttocks regions. Though there is not much that can be done to reduce the fat on the thighs immediately, individuals should get this consulted with a doctor for good results.
Also, gender plays an important role in fat accumulation. In men, the fat gets often stored in the midsection or abdominal areas while in women, it could tend to be in the thigh and hip regions. Although it can be painful to have fat accumulation in the thighs and hips, it is considered better than having the fat on the abdomen region. Studies have proved that fat accumulation in the abdomen is the major cause for diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases.
Yes, thigh reduction is a permanent solution and the results can easily last more than a decade. Most patients would be able to maintain the results for a longer period with regular exercise and diet changes. However, if the patient experience sudden excessive weight gain due to hormonal issues or as side-effect to medicines or due to poor lifestyle choices, the results of a thigh lift can diminish significantly.
Apart from thigh lift, there are other procedures that can reduce fat in the thighs. Liposuction or fat removal by way of suction is a cosmetic procedure that can reduce the thigh fat. This procedure would not be long lasting as a thigh reduction surgery. Repeated sessions might be needed to maintain the results.
Thigh reduction surgery is a complex procedure and the patients must take appropriate care. Individuals must stay away from work for 7 to 10 days. For the first 2 weeks’ patients must not involve themselves in strenuous activities. Mild activities such as walking can be good but lifting heavy objects and stretching the legs must be avoided. In a period of 1.5 to 2 months, the patient would be able to restore normal activities. Patients would experience pain and bruising after the procedure.
After the surgery, patients must follow the below measures
Thigh lift procedures are complicated and must be done by a board-certified doctor. Some of the side effects are
Patients must discuss in detail with their care provider and understand their chance of risks and complications.
The cost of a thigh fat reduction surgery in India can be in the range of INR 1 lakhs and above. The exact cost of the treatment will depend upon the type of thigh lift surgery needed. In addition to that, the city, clinic, the experience of the doctor and the facilities of the hospital can all be factors that decide the cost of the treatment. In Chennai, the cost of a medium thigh lift surgery would cost INR 70k and a vertical thigh lift procedure would cost INR 1.2 lakhs and above. In Chennai, there is a growing demand for thigh lift procedures and is one of the best destination for the procedure. Chennai is equipped with world-class facilities and offers a high level of patient safety. At Tamira, we have performed thigh lift procedures giving significant results to the patients. Like all surgical procedures, thighplasty or thigh lift surgery comes with the risk of bleeding, infections and more. It is extremely important to choose the right doctor who has experience with the procedure. Patients must study the patient review of the doctor and the clinic before finalizing on the procedure. It is also important for the patients to be aware of what to expect after the procedure, the recovery period and complications that can arise. To get the results patients must loose excess weight and aim to be on their ideal BMI. This can offer good and long-lasting results and make the procedure highly beneficial for them.