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The inner and outer thighs can be resistant to exercise and diet, especially in women. This can be frustrating if you’ve tried to target your thighs while working out, and have watched what you’ve been eating.

There’s hope for you with help from SmartlipoTM.

About SmartlipoTM

This minimally invasive procedure removes fat from an area of your body. It uses laser energy to dissolve fatty tissue under the skin. With laser liposuction fat removal, your inner and outer thighs can look smaller, smoother, and more balanced with the rest of your body.

Many women decide to have SmartlipoTM on their thighs because it does not require general anesthesia. Without general anesthesia, the procedure is much safer. The laser is very gentle, so recovery time is much faster than with traditional liposuction, which uses force to remove fat (and requires general anesthesia).

More about the Procedure

Your surgeon will start by giving you a sedative to calm your nerves and help you relax. Next, local anesthetic solution is injected into the area to be treated, which will make the area numb.

The surgeon will then make an incision of about 3 mm. This is where he will place the laser and the suction cannulas. These incisions are so tiny that they do not require stitches and rarely leave any indication they were ever there.

With a handheld device, the cosmetic surgeon directs the laser energy to the fat cells to start breaking them down. The suction then removes the liquefied fat. Most of the fat is removed during the procedure, but during recovery, the body will also naturally rid the body of it.

Recovery Time

You will feel discomfort for the first 24 hours. Patients describe the soreness level as being similar to a “hard workout”.

Most surgeons will prescribe medication for the pain, but many people find that over-the-counter pain relievers work just as well. Most SmartlipoTM patients can return to work two or three days following their surgery.

While you will likely see immediate improvements in your thighs following surgery, full results can take a few months.

Are You a Candidate for SmartlipoTM?

Most women and men can have SmartlipoTM, as long as they meet this criteria:

  • Good health
  • Exercise regularly
  • Within 25 pounds of ideal body weight
  • Thighs do not change with exercise and diet
  • Bothered by the appearance of inner and outer thighs

Learn More About SmartlipoTM for Inner and Outer Thighs

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, you can learn more about changing the shape of your thighs and giving yourself the gift of newfound confidence.

We offer complimentary consultations to prospective patients. Contact us in Commack, Long Island or Manhattan, NYC to schedule a free consultation with one of our cosmetic or plastic surgeons today.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.