The ‘Thigh Gap’, now days is a common phrase to the public. One of the very first incidences of these words gained public consciousness in 2012 during Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Social media users immediately adapted the related words as a hashtag, and it all changed from there on.
A thigh gap is not possible for everybody, even at a healthy weight. Your genetics will define whether you do or do not have it. However, if you don’t have a thigh gap due to excessive fat in that location or general weight gain, we can certainly help you.
It’s not only about the thigh gap, if we move towards the outer thighs, we come across yet another internet famous phrase known as ‘Saddle Bags’.
Saddle bags are the outer areas of your thighs that can be completely out of proportion with your hips and legs. Don’t worry though, we can also take care of this for you.
Before you decide to undertake this procedure, we want you to know, there is nothing wrong not having a thigh gap or having saddle bags. Our aim is not to shame you, but to inform.
When we gain weight, our fat cells enlarge. They will increase in size due to excess oil within the actual fat cell. When we lose weight, the fat cell still remains there, it just decreases in size because the oil within has reduced. So, we can consider fat cells as ‘containers that hold oil’.
When we perform liposuction or liposculpture, we physically remove these containers full of oil. This means, they can never come back. This is how we can actively change the shape of your figure, permanently.
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The procedure involves provision of anti-anxiety medications as well twilight sedation. You should be a in a comfortable position, relaxed, rather drowsy but able to listen to instruction. You will then be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area where we are removing your body fat. The procedure shouldn’t cause any discomfort due to the anaesthesia.
From this point we will simply harvest your fat, the incision points are very small. Typically only 1 to 2cm in width, they do not require stitches. We aim to place the incisions in discrete locations. For a common liposuction procedure we will need to make about 2 to 4 incision sites. Of course this varies from patient to patient, procedure to procedure.
On completion of the procedure, you will be moved to our patient recovery lounge to rest and sleep. The sedative can take a few hours to wear off, but generally, patients are ready to go home about an hour after the surgery. You should be able to walk out of the surgery, but you may feel dizzy and lightheaded.
Our team will discuss with you our set of post-operative care instructions to encourage the healing process.
*These are typical costs, for the average person it should not change. However, every patient is different, these prices may change per patient scenario.