The natural aging process, a stagnant lifestyle and dietary habits, as well as changes such as pregnancy, can leave you with body fat in unwanted places. And while diet and exercise can help to a certain extent, sometimes even with exercise getting rid of fatty tissue from different parts of your body can be a massive challenge. But there is good news – a number of advanced and highly effective plastic surgery treatment options can address even the most stubborn fat deposits.
At Pryor Health in Rockford thigh fat treatments are approached through specialized, targeted fat removal treatment options. We offer a range of options for people who are troubled with their unwanted body fat. Our advanced treatment services include, Leg and Thigh Lift, Coolsculpting Non-Surgical, Smartlipo Surgical, and Liposuction.
If you are bothered with unwanted and stubborn body fat in specific areas of your body, then consider the following treatment options available at Pryor Health.
One of the most common areas for unwanted fat deposits in the thighs. These fat deposits can sometimes be unresponsive to even exercise. At Pryor Health we offer specialized thigh lift as a treatment option which involves the removal of extra fat and skin from both the inner or outer thigh region. A thigh lift is in fact a common procedure carried out on patients who have undergone a bariatric weight loss surgery as a way of removing excess skin.
The top three benefits of a thigh lift at Pryor Health include:
Thigh lifts require some downtime depending on the extent of the surgical procedure carried out. Most patients resume their normal routine after a week or two. However, any strenuous exercise & activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks post-surgery. You will be administered general anesthetic for a thigh lift. Any post-operative pain can easily be addressed with pain medication.
A recovery time of 2 – 4 weeks might be necessary for healing and for the swelling to subside. Our skilled surgeon will place a surgical drain to collect excess fluid – the drain will be removed painlessly after a week or sometimes even less. You might also be advised to wear a compression garment to limit swelling.
Coolsculpting works by freezing and killing fat cells in the targeted body area that cause deposits. Over a period of time, the body naturally gets rid of these cells on its own. The advantage of Coolsculpting Non-Surgical is that the frozen fat cells never return and you don’t have to worry about scars since the procedure is noninvasive.
Areas that can be treated with Coolsculpting include:
One treatment session can take approximately 60 minutes. You will feel a cold sensation within a few minutes of starting treatment, and it can be accompanied by aching, cramping, or a tingling sensation. However, this is normal, and you will not feel these sensations once the treated area becomes numb. You can expect results to show within a few weeks and full results three months post-treatment. Coolsculpting does not require any downtime or recovery time.
Smartlipo, a form of laser liposuction, is a minimally invasive procedure in which a single laser fiber is administered through a cannula via a small incision in the skin to remove excess fat. The procedure also helps in tightening up lax or loose skin to effectively tone the body.
Depending on the number of target areas, one session of Smartlipo can take less than two hours. If more hours are being addressed, then your treatment time can be longer. A local anesthetic is used so you will be comfortable during the procedure. Smartlipo requires very little downtime – most patients return to work within a day or two of treatment.
The recovery period will depend on the number of areas treated. You may experience some bruising, numbness, and tenderness which will gradually subside within two to three weeks. You can expect results to show up in about a week – once the swelling subsides. Final results can take about 6 -12 months to show.
As mentioned above, the natural aging process, life changes such as pregnancy, as well as genetics can make it virtually difficult for some people to get rid of excess body fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and upper arms. In such cases, one of the most effective body fat removal options available is Liposuction.
During a Liposuction procedure, excess fat cells are surgically removed using a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted via tiny incisions into the target areas of the body and the fat is gently sucked out – resulting in a leaner and more contoured, appearance. The biggest advantage of Liposuction is that in most cases, it can deliver dramatic results with just one session.
Liposuction can take anywhere between 1 – 4 hours. In most cases, Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure which effectively reduces the recovery period. A majority of our patients return to work a few days after their Liposuction treatment and are able to resume normal routine
You can expect some degree of swelling, bruising and soreness for a few weeks post your Liposuction procedure. Any pain can easily be managed with OTC pain medication. You may be advised to use a compression garment to limit the swelling. Our skilled plastic surgeon will use either local plus sedation or general anesthesia so you will be absolutely comfortable during the entire process. Weight management is key to ensuring long-lasting results. Any weight gain will show – however, your appearance will still look better than if you never signed up for Liposuction.
You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.