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How to Lose Your Thigh Fat: Lipo vs CoolSculpting vs SculpSure

Summer has arrived. Feeling uneasy about wearing a swimsuit or shorts because of your thighs? The thigh is a common area for fat deposition. However, sometimes it lingers despite your best efforts. It only gets worse when you add loose skin to the mix.

Fat in these areas is also known as stubborn fat as it persists no matter how hard you try. Today, we discuss the causes and various options for thigh fat removal.

Continue reading to find out more.


Why do Women have Larger Thighs?

Why does your body seem to have extra padding around your hips, thighs, and buttocks? This isn't necessarily your fault, it is a result of your genetics. Compared to males, females store more fat thanks to estrogen.

Scientific American reports that a healthy-weight woman's body fat percentage may be twice that of a healthy-weight man's.

It's beneficial for women during pregnancy to store fat in their thighs and bottoms, but you don't want this fat to stay on your body after birth.

Exercise alone does not guarantee fat loss in a particular area, even if someone does extensive exercise on it. Muscles are instead developed through exercise. It is then that fat removal treatments come into play when diet and exercise do not work on certain areas targeted for fat removal.


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Can I get liposuction to get rid of thigh fat?

Liposuction used to be the only method of removing unwanted fat from any area of the body. This procedure involved invasive incisions, general anaesthesia, weeks of recovery, and the risk of infection.

In general, liposuction does not reduce cellulite dimpling or other irregularities in the skin surface of the thighs. Stretch marks, too, cannot be removed with liposuction.

CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting method is one of the most reliable non-invasive fat removal methods for the thighs. The procedure of CoolSculpting or cryolipolysis freezes fat cells by using cold temperatures as low as -13°C. Over the course of several months, fat cells die and are permanently removed via the lymphatic system.

Applicators in the CoolSculpting system are designed to fit all body contours. In most cases, the CoolFit Advantage applicator is most suitable for treating inner thigh fat. For unpinchable areas of the body such as the outer thighs, the CoolSmooth Pro was specifically designed to treat areas such as these.

Instead of the usual vacuum cup applicators, the CoolSmooth Pro flat panel applicator is able to be strapped to the targeted areas to effectively target fat cells.

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SculpSure

If you want to slim and tone your thighs but aren't ready for surgery, SculpSure may be right for you. SculpSure is an FDA-cleared technology that can get rid of unwanted thigh fat.

 SculpSure is a laser technology that can target fat cells in areas such as the thighs, flanks, back, and abdomen. As the laser penetrates your skin, it destroys fat cells beneath your skin that can't be lost through diet or exercise.

Once the fat cells are destroyed by laser heat, your body naturally eliminates them as waste. As your body rids itself of fat cells, your thighs appear slimmer and more defined.


CoolSculpting

SculpSure

Liposuction

Percentage of Fat Removal

Removes up to 27%* of fat in one treatment

Removes up to 25%* of fat in one treatment

Removed up to 75%* of fat in one treatment

Results

Results in 8-12 weeks

Results in 8-12 weeks

Immediately visible results

Downtime

No downtime

No downtime

Up to 8 weeks

Number of treatments

Depending on how much fat is present in the target area, it may take more than one treatment

Depending on the amount of fat present in the target area, the number of treatments may need to be increased

Single treatment

Treats Skin Irregularities (loose skin & stretchmarks) 

No

Yes

No

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can thigh fat be naturally removed?

Diet and exercise can help you lose weight, but some areas where fat is stored - like the thigh area - remain stubborn. However, without targeted medical treatment, stubborn fat can be difficult to eliminate.

2. Is it possible to get rid of thigh fat fast?

Invasive procedures are definitely the most effective at giving immediate results. Depending on your condition, you may have to rest and recover for a month. Complications and risks are important to consider when undergoing surgery.

The takeaway

Having large thighs can be uncomfortable. In addition to causing self-consciousness, they also rub against each other and chafe.

If you are looking for a procedure to remove your thigh fat, contact us today. Our team can answer your questions and conduct a detailed body assessment to determine which treatment options may be appropriate for you.

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