Most fat deposits in the legs are composed of superficial fat, which—until recently—was off limits to liposuction due to its delicate nature and close proximity to equally delicate skin. Unfortunately, the presence of superficial fat also means the legs are stubbornly resistant to weight loss.
With VASER Liposuction technology, however, Dr. Shapiro can sculpt away unwanted fat in the thighs with very minimal scarring, few complications, a fast recovery time, and most important, phenomenal results. The VASER Hi-Def procedure is a highly advanced liposuction technique that less than 100 surgeons in the United States are certified to perform. Dr. Shapiro has trained personally with the inventor and pioneer of this elite technique in Bogota, Colombia, to skyrocket his own thigh sculpting procedure to a whole new level of excellence.
The thighs can be treated from several points on the body, and can be combined with other body contouring procedures, most commonly the buttocks and abdomen. Small incisions are made on the pubic hairline and in the crease where the buttocks meet the back of the thighs. From there, Dr. Shapiro can effectively and carefully remove unwanted fat while the VASER ultrasound technology facilitates unparalleled skin retraction for a tight and toned thigh.
Generally after liposuction, a compressive garment is worn for 3 to 6 weeks, and final results are not evident for approximately six months. For thigh liposuction, walking gently is encouraged. Dr. Shapiro may use drains in incision sites to help surgical fluid exit the body, which keeps your legs from remaining swollen and tender for long periods of time, and removes the requirement to keep your legs elevated. Most patients are able to return to low exertion work one week after surgery. Exercise should not be resumed in the legs, especially high impact exercise, until four to six weeks later.