About Outer Thigh Liposuction
The outer thigh region is one of the most sought after areas for liposuction at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, as in women as is one of the key regions in creating an ideal silhouette. It is one of the most common regions for fat to gather, especially in women. To make matters worse, it is some of the hardest fat to lose. Genetic predisposition and age may make this region a go-to area for fat to gather.
Excessive fat deposits in the outer thigh region may be responsible for the condition known as “Two-body syndrome”. This is a disproportionality which causes one to have two completely different clothing sizes from area of the body to another.
This can be frustrating as one may feel quite out of proportion and may also struggle to find clothing to fit them accordingly, such as a dress.
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, the aim of liposuction of the thighs is to create greater proportionality throughout the body. A lean, streamlined silhouette is highly sought after as it can make one look taller and thinner.
The outer thigh region (along with the hips and waist) is one of the key areas on creating this look. It also helps to make one’s legs appear longer and leaner. Removing excess fat from the infero-lateral buttock (the lower and outer buttock, forming part of outer thigh) may help the buttock appear smaller, rounder and firmer and will reduce the appearance of sagginess.
The Anatomy of the Outer Thigh
Regions of the Outer Thigh to be Treated
The outer thigh region is not always treated in isolation, but in conjunction with the surrounding regions (such as the hips, infero lateral buttock and Banana roll ) as treating this region in isolation may lead to some cosmetically undesirable results such as irregularity. Fat in this region is not isolated to this region but occurs continuously into neighbouring regions. This is why our surgeons may advise a patient to consider having liposuction here in conjunction with the other regions mentioned. This will also depend on the amount of fat being removed.
Tissue of the Outer Thigh
The fat of the outer thigh is soft, and less fibrous. There are no vital subcutaneous neurovascular structures in this region as compared to other regions. This means fat is generally easily removed. Because of this, however, a surgeon will be extra cautious not to remove too much fat at a time, resulting in cosmetically displeasing results, such as asymmetry and indentations in the thigh.
Suspensory Ligaments of Jacque
The buttock is suspended by the ligaments of Jacque, which help maintain its shape. With age, these ligaments lose elasticity, resulting in the loss of shape and sagginess of the buttock and consequently outer thigh region. The effects of gravity also contribute to the sagging nature of this region with age. While liposuction cannot repair these ligaments, it can minimize the effects.
During liposuction at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, the surgeon may request that the patient be positioned and manoeuvred in various manners to assist in achieving the most ideal outcomes. Strategic surgical positioning during liposuction of the outer thigh is of utmost importance in attaining the most desirable shape, as the fat of the outer thigh tends to reform itself to a large degree into various shapes and places throughout as the thigh is moved into various positions.
Remember, proper diet and regular exercise will help keep the contoured silhouette that liposuction from the outer thigh has provided you with!