As the body goes through changes due to age, lifestyle, diet and other factors, the thighs are one of the first places we notice changes. It’s not always for the better and it happens times two. Here are a few treatments for common and sometimes more extreme reasons some people despise their thighs.
Reduce cellulite with Cellfina™
Ever step out of the shower, dry off and take a really good look at yourself in the mirror, and while you stop to admire your butt, you suddenly begin to notice dimpling of the skin. Cellulite is the most common (and most hated) issues of the thighs and butt, mostly so for women as they get older or gain weight. major body and hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause can cause an increase in cellulite appearance. While most typical for women, men can suffer from thigh cellulite too.
A nonsurgical minimally-invasive treatment Cellfina™ addresses the underlying cause of cellulite, due to fibrous bands that develop and causes dimpling in the thighs and buttocks. Using a process called subcision, this cellulite-reducing procedure uses a needle to break up the connective fibrous bands that cause “orange peel skin” associated with cellulite-prone areas, especially in the thigh and buttocks. A single Cellfina™ cellulite thigh treatment that takes less than an hour. FDA approved, Cellfina™ is safe and proven to be effective with visible results in as soon as short as 3 days. There is limited downtime, patients are able to return to regular daily routines and movement, and Cellfina™ patients are advised to only limit their activity within the first 24 hours after treatment.
Eliminate thigh stretch marks
Thigh stretch marks (or striae) occur when there is increase in volume due to upper leg weight gain, genetics and hormones. Bodybuilders and cross-fitters beware, rapid thigh muscle growth due to exercise can also cause unwanted stretch marks on thighs. Usually areas appear red in color, with white striations, stretch marks of the inner or outer thighs can increase as we age due to exercise or daily activity, and when the skin of the thigh area has reached its growth limit. The inner thighs, groin and outer glutes (buttocks) are among the most common areas for stretch marks to appear on the body. The more extreme the increase in thigh size, the more apparent the stretch marks me, especially if one’s skin does not have enough elasticity or collagen production to support a level of rapid growth.
While homeopathic remedies such as cocoa butter and Vitamin E oil or prescribed stretch mark medications (such as tretinoin creams like Retin-A) definitely help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, advanced medical spa treatments for the thigh can be performed safely. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels or fractional laser skin resurfacing helps to get rid of thigh stretch marks. For more advanced stretch marks, laser skin resurfacing reduces the level of pigmentation of the stretch marks on the thighs, buttocks and other areas of the body, causing striations to fade away, creating a more even skin tone during the rejuvenation process. As well, collagen production is boosted, which results in skin tightening of the thigh areas as well.
Quick spider vein removal
Quite common on the thigh and legs are those red and blue spider veins as we age. Caused by aging and hormones and/or pressure and dilation, spider veins (or varicose veins) can take become visible with a spider-like shape, and in dramatic cases, appear like a cryptic dramatic purple lightning-like bruise on the thighs. Spider veins effective treated with spider vein laser treatment or iintense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. Best for small and medium size spider veins, laser causes the veins to shrink and diminish in appearance.
Lipo that excess fat
Favorite pair of jeans not fitting how the used to? These are growing pains. Removing unwanted fat from the thighs using liposuction is effective for sculpting the hips and lower body areas. Fat deposits in the outer thighs, sometimes called “saddlebags” due to their bulging appearance. Saddlebags is a common issue caused by under-developed glutes muscles which begins to then hold the excess fat. An outer thigh lift combined with traditional liposuction can also be a remedy for saddlebags. SmartLipo™ (laserlipolysis) is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that utilizes laser light to liquefy the fat cells so that they can be easily removed from the body. SmartLipo™ can improve areas of the body with loose, flabby skin and result in tighter skin. Candidates for SmartLipo™ are in good health and close to their target body weight. While SmartLipo™ is not a weight loss treatment, it is best for patients with areas of localized fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Anthony Buglino performs liposuction under local anesthesia with light IV sedation at his state-of-the-art operating theater in Woodbury NY.
Tighten sagging thighs with a lift
If you’ve had dramatic weight loss in your lower body, excess skin and tissue may create a drooping appearance of the buttocks or sagging skin around the thighs. Excess skin and thigh tissue may be surgically removed with thighplasty procedure. Sometimes performed after liposuction fat removal from the thighs and butt, thigh lift reduces downward drooping and helps to reshape below the hip. Body contouring expert Dr. Anthony Buglino performs thigh lift surgery procedures under local anesthesia with light IV sedation to deliver optimal results with minimized downtime. After thigh lift surgery, patients can expect to see improved appearances of their lower body. Tighter, firmer smoother thighs, buttocks, and upper leg region.
If you are interested in learning more about improving the appearance of your thighs, consult with Dr. Buglino for complimentary consultation for thigh lift surgery liposuction, laser or Cellfina treatments.
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