What Are Thigh Gaps?
A thigh gap is defined as the distance between the medial, innermost aspects of the thighs.
There are two ways to achieve this- one involves an incision, and one doesn’t.
Let’s start with the latter. If you experience chafing or rubbing of your inner thighs but don’t have a lot of loose skin, you are a perfect candidate for VASER assisted liposculpting.
On the other hand, if you have quite a bit of loose skin- you may require a medial thigh tuck. That involves an incision in the inner most portion of your thighs to eliminate the loose, redundant skin. This can be performed in addition to VASER assisted liposculpting.
Medial Thigh Tuck
There are two options when it comes down to addressing the medial (inner) thighs:
1- VASER assisted liposuctioning with Renuvion J-Plasma or BodyTite skin tightening
2- Medial thigh tuck
Determining which option is the best for you depends on the degree of skin laxity and redundancy. The difference between laxity and redundancy is that the former deals with loose skin while the latter deals with extra skin.
If you’re someone that has bulk in your inner thighs but not a lot of loose skin, you’re a great candidate for option 1 above. VASER assisted lipo will address the adiposity (fat) and the Renuvion will address the skin! The procedure itself is performed by two poke holes the size of a fingernail, and recovery is fairly quick!
On the other hand, patients with a lot of laxity and redundancy of the inner thighs will require a medial thigh tuck. This involves an incision in the inner-most aspect of the thighs to remove ALL of the excess skin and fat to tighten the thighs. The length of the incision varies from patient to patient given their specific needs.
Brachioplasty vs Arm Liposuctioning
When it comes down to arm contouring, we need to think of two things: amount of adiposity (fat) and skin redundancy (loose skin).
Let’s start with a preliminary exam.
Stand in front of a mirror and lift your arms up like a “T.” If you notice a significant amount of skin hanging under your arms when you lift them, you will likely need an incision to eliminate the redundant skin. The length of the incision is determined by the degree of excess skin, and it’s location.
My goal is to always minimize incisions, if possible!
On the other hand, if you don’t have much hanging or loose skin, but rather have bulk due to adipostiy, you are a great candidate for arm liposculpting and skin tightening with Renuvion J-Plasma or BodyTite!