How To Get Toned Legs This Summer
Daisy dukes and short sundresses are staples during the hot summer months in Arizona. However, it’s hard to rock short-shorts with confidence when you feel your legs and thighs aren’t in tip-top shape. Keep reading to find out what your options are to get the perfectly toned legs you’ve always wanted:
A toned pair of thighs is an undeniable sign of beauty, femininity, and athletic appeal envied by every woman. For patients who have sufficient skin elasticity in their thighs, liposuction is an effective procedure for fat reduction resulting in those ever-enviable thighs. 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.
Slender calves, shapely knees, and dainty ankles are the envy of every woman; however, they are very difficult to achieve with diet and exercise alone. 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. The presence of superficial fat also means the legs are stubbornly resistant to weight loss.
Today there are very few anatomical regions that cannot be slimmed or enhanced by liposuction. Now, thighs and calves, ankles and knees can all be slimmed and toned with VASER Liposuction. The VASER technology and Dr. Shapiro’s undeniable surgical talent have combined to take leg liposuction to a whole new level—minimally invasive, fast recovery, and phenomenal results. This procedure is meant for patients who are in decent physical shape. It is not designed for those who are very overweight or obese. Liposuction depends on skin retraction to attain its phenomenal results, and a person who is obese is likely to have too much skin laxity to retract sufficiently over the new fat and muscular foundations. These patients should consider the thigh lift section of this website. A detailed consultation with Dr. Shapiro, a Scottsdale based surgeon, will help you decide how to best proceed in your body contouring needs.
For patients who have moderate to significant skin laxity and extra fat in the upper thigh area, caused either from weight loss or aging, liposuction alone will not provide the toned thighs that they desire. A thigh lift is designed to remove excess skin and fat to result in a tighter upper leg with a beautiful curve. The type of thigh lift that you have will depend on your current body situation and how much fat and skin must be excised for optimal results.
Inner Thigh Lift
The medial thigh lift involves a minimal incision made only in the groin area, down the crease where the thigh meets the pubic area. It is most appropriate for patients with mild excess skin and fat in the inner thigh. Though it is performed with a small incision, the medial thigh lift is an effective procedure that results in skin tightening and excess fat removal, while the remaining scar is easily covered by a bathing suit or undergarments.
Outer Thigh Lift
A posterior thigh lift is recommended for patients with moderate to significant skin laxity and excess fat in the thigh, especially for patients who have lost weight. The incision in an outer thigh lift runs from the groin around the thigh to the outside of the hip. The extra skin and fat is excised and the thigh is lifted into place using internal deep support sutures and external sutures to close the incision. The incisions can be placed with your preferred bathing suit in mind so that remaining scars are hidden.
Lower Body Lift
The lower body lift is designed for patients who have lost great amounts of weight have been left with layers of sagging skin that will never be able to retract naturally. This procedure treats the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs effectively with two incisions and one scar. Excess skin and fat are removed from the waistline, essentially excising a “belt” of skin and fat. With the extra tissue out of the way, the buttocks and thighs are lifted and the skin in the abdomen is stretched downward, correcting stretch marks and providing a much flatter tummy.
For more information and to find out which option is right for you, contact Shapiro Plastic Surgery.