Top 3 Tips to Try for Truly Toned Thighs
Who doesn’t love legging season?! But don’t let more coverage fool you into skimping on thigh exercises. Truth is, toned thighs are just as important in the cooler season when shorts get traded in for stretchy leggings that cling to every detail of our legs. Especially like how the fat hangs and rubs on our inner thighs and how wide the outer thighs make us look.
Flabby thighs, thick thighs, thunder thighs, call it what you may. There’s sometimes more than what meets the eye. A combination of excess fat deposits and loose skin could be to blame for why your summer workouts and burn boot camps haven’t produced the so-called thigh gap. Don’t worry! Today, I have three tips to help you crack the code for the best toned thighs of your life!
Diet and Exercise for Toned Thighs
Good eating and exercise habits can go a long way to producing the toned thighs you want. Healthy foods, combined with regular cardio and strength exercises, has an overall positive effect on both the body and the mind.
Check out the videos below for workouts designed to blast away fat in the thighs. Best of all, you don’t need any special equipment. You might opt to use free weights or let your own body be the weight and resistance. Other low-impact approaches, like yoga, tone the body while also delivering many other health benefits. These workouts take just 10 minutes – let’s get started today!
Liposuction to Sculpt the Inner and Outer Thighs
Sometimes persistent fat in the inner thigh and outer thigh simply won’t go away, even with your best efforts at exercising and diet. It’s possible that Thigh Liposuction can help. It may sound daunting, but Liposuction is actually a straightforward (and very popular) procedure. Liposuction directly addresses the inner and outer areas usually in under 2 hours. In addition to fat removal, the skin in the treated area often contracts as well.
Liposuction recovery is remarkably quick too. Thigh Liposuction can make you feel sore in the beginning, but walking the same day following your surgery is helpful to keep the blood flowing. As with all things, it’s about striking the right balance and also resting those legs from time to time to help with soreness and healing.
We recommend wearing compression garments for a few weeks to help the skin heal in its new place after the fat is removed. Shortly after, you’ll find yourself back to your normal everyday routine. Our Plastic Surgery Recovery Calculator is a great tool to better understand the recovery timeline after surgery.
Thigh Lift to Target the Thigh Fat and Loose Skin
Sometimes what keeps you from achieving toned thighs is not just excess fat, but also sagging skin. There can be several reasons for this. A common reason is after losing significant weight, perhaps 50 pounds or more. This is no easy feat! While you’re in much better shape, the skin may not snap to your new, slimmer figure.
In these cases, a Thigh Lift is a great option to consider. With Thigh Lift surgery, we cut out skin and fat, then re-suspend the tissues of the thigh. In many ways a Thigh Lift is akin to an Arm Lift surgery, which we discuss at length in a recent post on how to tackle the dreaded arm jiggle. The same goes for post-pregnancy changes to the breasts and body. Sometimes no amount of exercise will do the trick.
We can explore the various surgical options together. While you’re doing your research, be sure to check out our extremely popular resources: the Cost Calculator and Recovery Calculator.
Three Tips to Try for More Toned Thighs
I hope that these three tips for toned thighs give you a great start to achieving the results you have in mind! Whether it’s a Thigh Lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Butt Lift or a Mommy Makeover that interests you, we’re here to help. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with an all-female staff, my goal is to help you confidently and safely achieve your body goals. We do this while providing the best plastic surgery experience possible.
Remember, exercise regimen and improved diet are always the best place to start. But sometimes that simply isn’t enough, especially in the case of persistent fat deposits or loose skin. If this describes your situation, give us a call so we can chat about your cosmetic surgery options. Whether you’re coming from Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill or Durham, we’re a short drive away in Brier Creek of Raleigh, NC. See you soon!