Botched inner Thigh Lipo; I had inner thigh lipo by Dr. Parker. The results were NOT what I was promised. I am now left with a disfigured and scarred body. I wasted $10,000 on this procedure and will never get it back. I am now left with an ugly scar from my hip to the top of my knee. It looks like someone cut me with a machete! My other leg is nothing like this one. I have never been so disappointed in my life. Dr. Parker told me that due to me having such large thighs that he had to make the incision “a little longer” than normal, but he assured me that it would be well hidden by my bathing suit. He lied! He also told me that it would take 3 months to see full results, but after 3 months, there was no improvement at all! Now after 6 months post-op, all I’m stuck with is a huge scar!
The patient had an inner thigh lipo procedure, but the procedure was botched. The patient had uneven thighs and the inner thighs were lumpy and uneven.
I had inner thigh lipo and my thighs look just as big as they did before the procedure. I think this is because he may have gone too deep. The incision has healed very well and is barely visible but I can feel a ridge at the incision site. There’s also small dents in my thighs that were not there before the surgery. I don’t know what to do because I feel like it only made things worse.
I would like to add that my legs are now more asymmetrical then they were before. One leg bulges out more than the other and it’s noticeable when I wear pants.
I had inner thigh lipo and fat transfer to my butt 4 days ago. After I left the recovery room, when I got home and I looked at my legs, there was a crease that looked like it was put in my skin. The next morning I went to the doctor because I thought that something might be wrong. The doctor said that they need more time to heal. My question is: how long does it typically take for the skin to heal from the incisions? I feel like something might have gone wrong during surgery!
Dear Dr. Mowlavi,
I had liposuction performed on my inner thigh one week ago and I am having a lot of pain. There is extreme swelling, bruising, numbness and the area is hard as a rock. The doctor told me it was normal but I don’t feel like it is normal at all. What do you think? I am really worried.
If your experience thus far has been suboptimal, I do believe that your results will improve with time. In my practice, I find that patients who have undergone liposuction of the inner thighs will experience more pain and swelling than other areas of the body. This is simply due to the nature of the area being compressed in a position where there is little space between the thighs and gravity working against you as well as tight clothing which further aggravates lymphatic drainage. Inner thigh liposuction requires a longer recovery period especially if smart lipo was not utilized since there is no laser assistance to melt away fat in compact spaces such as between your legs where there is no room for swelling to expand into. You need to be patient and allow for complete healing to occur for your anticipated outcome to be appreciated.
Can Botched Liposuction be Corrected?
Yes. A doctor can repair botched liposuction.
The process is usually more complicated than the original procedure.
When an experienced cosmetic surgeon performs liposuction, it’s almost always a success. But if a doctor makes any mistakes during the procedure, you could be left with a number of unwanted side effects, such as dimpled skin, lumps, and nerve damage.
As with any medical procedure, it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing liposuction. This increases your chances of a successful outcome that meets your expectations.
If you have visible side effects from liposuction or are otherwise unhappy with the results of your procedure, the best course of action is to talk to your surgeon about revision surgery. Revision surgery can improve the appearance of your skin and other affected areas.
Not every plastic surgeon is trained to do all types of procedures. Some specialize in certain areas, such as facial plastic surgery, or breast augmentation, or liposuction.
Liposuction is a very common plastic surgery procedure in the United States and it can be done on different parts of the body, including abdomen, thighs, arms and others. It has become routine in many offices and sometimes is even done by non-plastic surgeons.
If you are not happy with the results of your liposuction, especially if you didn’t go to a board certified plastic surgeon or a board certified surgeon who specializes in liposuction surgery (or whatever area was treated), you should make an appointment with another physician and get his/her opinion. If there are problems that can be fixed and you feel comfortable with that doctor, then yes, it can be corrected.
Yes. Liposuction can be corrected if the patient applies a strict, healthy diet and exercise program.
The best way to ensure that you’re getting a talented liposuction surgeon is through word-of-mouth recommendations.
Talk to friends, family and people in your community who have had liposuction or another plastic surgery procedure, and ask them about their experiences. You may also want to contact professional organizations in your field, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. They can provide you with referrals to plastic surgeons in your area.
Careful research will help you avoid problems after liposuction. Here are some things that could go wrong:
Unattractive scarring. The expected scars from liposuction are small and are hidden by clothing or bathing suits, but occasionally the scars are large, irregular or in an unattractive place. This usually happens when a surgeon attempts a complicated procedure and doesn’t have the skill to do it well.
Overly aggressive liposuction can leave dents in the skin because the fat has been removed unevenly. Liposuction is not a substitute for dieting and exercise; patients who don’t lead healthy lifestyles can end up with unwanted bulges of fat after liposuction, just as they did before surgery. And
Most patients are very satisfied with the results of their liposuction as long as they are in the right hands. Liposuction is a very safe procedure if done properly.
If you have any doubts, see an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs a lot of liposuction. Best wishes!
Liposuction is a procedure used to eliminate unwanted subcutaneous fat cells. It is not a method of weight loss or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body and is often combined with other procedures such as facelift and/or breast augmentation.
Liposuction can improve the appearance of cellulite by removing fat cells and allowing the skin to pull together more smoothly. In addition, it can be used to treat localized collections of stubborn fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is not intended for the elimination of stretch marks, sagging skin, or loose skin. It is also not intended for the treatment of obesity or weight management. The ideal candidate for liposuction is one who has already achieved their normal weight but has isolated areas of fat that are difficult to correct with diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction can also be used in facial rejuvenation. It may be combined with other procedures that lift or tighten facial tissue such as a facelift or neck lift, although this combination requires careful patient selection and adequate healing time between procedures.
The best way to find out if liposuction is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions in the skin, inserting a tube into the fat deposits and using suction to remove the fat. It’s typically used for removing fat from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, but can also be used for other parts of the body.
Liposuction can be used for treating lumpy fat deposits (lumpy thighs, for example), removing localized areas of fat that are resistant to dieting and exercise (love handles, muffin tops), or contouring the face or neck.
Although it’s often done as an outpatient procedure, liposuction is still surgery — and there’s always some risk involved. Treatments done by inexperienced doctors or technicians can produce uneven results because of poor technique, anesthetic risks and other factors.
How Do I Tighten My inner Thighs After
The inner thighs are a common problem area for many people. Many women have a difficult time toning the inner thigh area and choose to use liposuction as a way to remove fat from the thighs.
However, liposuction only removes fat cells in an area, so it does not tighten skin that has lost elasticity or tone. This can be an issue for some people who have undergone liposuction on the thighs. However, there are ways to tighten skin after liposuction and there are also ways to avoid loosening skin on the thighs after liposuction.
As with any surgical procedure, liposuction will require surgical incisions. Depending on the extent of your liposuction procedure, small incisions may be required or you may have larger incisions along your inner thighs. My suggestion is to discuss with your surgeon what incision sites are necessary for your procedure. After surgery, you will have swelling in the treatment areas, but as the swelling subsides, your inner thighs will look better.
By now, I hope that most of your swelling has subsided and you are able to see results from your liposuction procedure. If you are happy with the results of your surgery and wish to restore tightness in the treatment areas, I would suggest scheduling a consultation with a body contouring surgeon who can evaluate you and determine if a thigh lift is right for you. A thigh lift can remove excess skin in the upper thigh area and give you a tighter appearance.
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure, not a skin tightening procedure. Since the skin has lost the volume underneath it, it will take time for the skin to retract. Any form of exercise or activity will help you tighten your thigh skin, but you may need a procedure to improve the appearance of your thigh after liposuction. You should consult with a plastic surgeon to determine which option is best for you.
There are a couple of things you can do after liposuction to tighten your thighs. If you did not have a thigh lift, you may have some loose skin. A thigh lift can be done in combination with the liposuction to remove any excess skin.
It is still early for you at this point, so it is possible that things may improve a bit more on their own.
Also, ask your surgeon if there was any deep fat left behind when the procedure was performed. You may benefit from an additional treatment called Accent XL to help tighten and firm up the area.
Typically, with liposuction of the inner and outer thighs, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities between 3-5 days after surgery.
I recommend walking as much as you can tolerate. This will help decrease swelling, help with circulation and loosen up the muscles. I also advise patients to use a compression garment for 2-4 weeks following their procedure. This helps decrease swelling as well and also helps to give your newly contoured body some support. If you have any concerns about your healing process, I would advise contacting your plastic surgeon’s office so that they can help guide you through this process.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a body contouring procedure. It will remove fat, but will not remove excess skin or tighten the underlying tissue. Some patients have to have skin removed after liposuction to achieve their desired results.
If you are considering liposuction, you should be at a stable weight and close to your ideal weight. If you are further from your ideal weight, it is recommended that you lose the excess weight first before undergoing surgery. The risks and recovery time associated with liposuction increase as the amount of fat removed increases.
Liposuction can be performed on any area of the body with excess fat, including the thighs. However, just like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Those include bleeding, infection, fluid collection under the skin (seroma), burns from the laser or ultrasound probe that may be used during surgery and altered skin sensation or numbness in the treated area.
Liposuction alone does not improve cellulite or loose skin in the thighs because it only removes fat and does not tighten skin or the underlying tissue. In order to achieve both fat removal and skin tightening in one procedure, I recommend a laser-assisted liposuction technique called Smart Lipo because it uses
It is normal to have swelling after liposuction. You need to give time for your body to heal up from the procedure. Liposuction is a surgical procedure which means it will take some time for you to heal.
It would be best if you also follow the advice of your doctor for your recovery period so that you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.
If you are not comfortable with the results after liposuction, you may want to consult with your doctor about getting a second opinion on what can be done to improve your condition.
If this does not work, then there are other options such as tummy tuck surgery or breast augmentation surgery. These surgeries are more invasive than liposuction but they will give better results in terms of getting rid of excess fat and tightening up loose skin around your midsection.