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Inner Thigh Liposuction: Can It Help You Gain A Thigh Gap?

May 17, 2023
January 30, 2024

Some think thigh gap is a result of bone structure but science says it is due to fat distribution and muscle mass. Inner thigh liposuction removes excess fat.

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The inner #thighgap trend took Tumblr by storm back in 2013. It, having a gap between one's inner thighs essentially, became a desirable look for many women. It was believed that this trend took off after widespread news coverage of a Victoria's Secret Fashion show that featured many models sporting the look. It became an inspiration for thinspiration. 

The thigh gap trend spread like wildfire, and women globally posted photos of themselves on various social media platforms, proudly displaying their success at achieving the look. Tips and whatnots were also widely shared.

Is the thigh gap trend coming back or has it actually never gone away?

Lady in shorts showing off thigh gap trend

Actually, the thigh gap trend never went away. 

Fast forward to 2022, and the thigh gap is now commonly spotted in combination with the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) appearance. The latter, made famous by the Kardashians, also took the world by storm courtesy of generous coverage by the media nonetheless.

Everyone yearns to look better because vanity, among other things, is a human trait. Unfortunately, this desire has led many to want the impossible and unattainable. It became a part of the wanting to look thin, aka "thinspiration" fascination. 

Many overlook or fail to realise that this trend is not a standard of health but more of an aesthetic standard, which places it on precarious grounds, especially when it becomes an obsession.

Thigh gap misconception

X-ray of the pelvis and spinal column of a woman

Some people think that the thigh gap is a result of bone structure, such as having wider hip bones will likely result in a natural thigh gap, but according to Dr Ivan Puah (and science!), thigh gaps are due to fat distribution and muscle mass, and NOT due to bone structure.

Why is thigh fat so stubborn?

Stubborn fat is not a unique problem. The inner thighs are one of the common areas where stubborn fat tends to reside. One of the critical causes of stubborn fat is genetics because genes determine where and how we store fat.

Some claim to have achieved the #thighgap look via targeted fat loss, intense exercise and dieting. A change in lifestyle, for the better, does certainly help with overall appearance and wellbeing. Spot or targeted exercises help to tone muscles and do not necessarily eliminate stubborn fat.

So when it comes to an issue like stubborn inner thigh fat, a fat removal procedure like liposuction can effectively eradicate this issue.

What Is Inner Thigh Liposuction?

This type of fat is infamous for being ridiculously easy to gain but superbly difficult to lose. 

Inner thigh liposuction, as the name implies, is a fat removal and body contouring surgery that removes excess fat from the mentioned area. 

How Inner Thigh Liposuction Improves The Appearance of Thighs

Inner thigh liposuction helps to improve the silhouette of the thighs and thigh gap - a physical aspiration of many women. It can also eliminate friction and chaffing when thighs rub against each other. Thigh chafing can cause:

  • Skin redness
  • Blister-like lesions or boils
  • A flat rash
  • Burning sensation
  • Pain
  • Itchiness during the healing process

If you experience thigh chafing often, you may see dark spots developing in that area.

Inner Thigh Liposuction with MDC-Sculpt Lipo Technique: What To Expect

Dr Ivan Puah, Medical Director of Amaris B. Clinic and Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee is an accomplished liposuction and body sculpting doctor with almost two decades of experience. He is also a MOH-accredited liposuction doctor, which is essential in Singapore as liposuction is strictly regulated.

Dr Puah has developed a proprietary technique called MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo. This technique uses a multi-dimensional contouring approach to address patients' body fat concerns and achieve optimal results. 

During thigh liposuction, the patient will be under twilight sedation and cared for by the anesthesiologist and surgical team. He will make strategic incisions on the thighs, and specially pre-mixed anaesthetic fluid will be infiltrated. Once this is done, Dr Puah will carry out liposuction with his proprietary technique. 

This approach efficiently removes fat from the three fat layers, shapes the thigh and tightens the skin for natural and well-shaped results.

Advances in liposuction techniques and technologies have made the procedure safer and more effective. However, choosing a qualified, accredited, experienced doctor is crucial to address a patient's needs and goals without compromising their wellbeing and safety.


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