Whether you hate hearing the thunderous claps your thighs give you when you run, are fed up with chub rub, or your jeans fit a little too tight, there many things that make thigh fat a nuisance. You see people looking good in their shorts and pants, and you keep wondering when will you get rid of thigh fat and sculpt your lower half so you can also look good. Inner and outer thigh fat can be a problem for many. Some complain that they’ve lost the “thigh gap” they had when they were thinner or younger, and others complain of the “saddlebags” that they’ve developed. Saddlebags, which refer to outer thigh fat, can be out of proportion with the waist, hips, and legs. It makes some types of clothes fit awkwardly.
The much-coveted “thigh gap” and sculpted thighs are unrealistic for many women; it takes a genetically slender body type and very little body fat. Thighs are a part of the body that gain fat easily but are difficult to contour and shape. You can practice inner and outer thigh lifts all you want, but where your body stores and loses fat is beyond your control. Fortunately, there’s a transformative non-invasive procedure that can slim that can get rid of the fat and slim your thighs without the need for plastic surgery. We are talking about CoolSculpting. Within 30-60 minutes, this FDA-approved fat-melting procedure can reduce inner and outer thigh fat and bring the area into proportion.
What Causes Inner and Outer Thigh Fat?
Sedentary lifestyle: Thigh fat is a sign of atrophied buttocks settling on your thighs. Your problem may have its roots in your lack of activity. If you don’t move much and sit the whole day, much of your blood circulation becomes slow, leading to the accumulation of fat and development of cellulite.
Larger pelvis: Thigh bulge occurs due to the accumulation of fat on the hip, thigh, and buttocks. Since evolution, women have larger pelvis than men to accommodate childbirth. Fats in the pelvic area also provide cushion and protection. However, some women have excess fat deposition, which gives an unshapely appearance to their thighs.
Estrogen dominance: To an extent, the female hormone estrogen can be the reason why you develop thigh fat even when other parts of the body don’t have much extra weight. During pregnancy, estrogen inhibits the accumulation of fat over the abdomen. Instead, the fat is directed to other larger areas of the body such as the thigh area.
Lower back problems: Some studies show there’s a link between thigh fat and lower back issues. Your spine should have a natural low back curve so your posture and lower back issues could be causing the accumulation of fat in your inner or outer thighs.
Poor, unhealthy diet: Unhealthy foods are those that don’t provide your body with enough nutrition and provide tons of empty calories. Your body stores fat when you eat too many calories that your body uses for fuel. Foods that contribute to excessive fat accumulation include those high in added sugar and calories, those made with refined carbohydrates, and those that are low in fiber and protein. When consumed in excess, these foods change the biochemistry and hormones of your body. They may cause elevated insulin, which does not promote satiety and contributes to increased energy (fat) storage.
And even when you choose healthy food, you have to be careful about how much you’re really consuming. Regardless of where your calories are coming from, excessive caloric intake is likely to cause fat accumulation when you don’t use that energy on a regular basis.
Genetics: Body fat has a strong genetic component. If your mother has thigh fat, you’re much more likely to have thigh fat deposition. That does not mean that being fat is totally predetermined. What you eat can greatly influence which genes are expressed and which are not. Simply put, hereditary affect your susceptibility to gaining weight in your thighs.
How to Lose Inner and Outer Thigh Fat
Get Enough Sleep
When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it lowers the levels of a hormone called leptin and produces another one called ghrelin. Leptin sends a message to your brain when you’re full, and ghrelin is an appetite-stimulating hormone. In other words, your body has a bigger appetite when you don’t get enough sleep. Getting your beauty rest can help you lose weight and thigh fat because your body registers that you’re full.
Hydrate and Cut Out Sugary Drinks
Water is plentiful, cheap, healthy, and tastes good. It carries nutrients to cells, flushes out harmful toxins, and provides a moist environment for tissues in our bodies. Doctors recommend drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day. To shed pounds and slim down your thighs, avoid concentrated juices, energy drinks, sodas, etc. They sure taste good, but they make weight loss really difficult. All of these drinks have tons of empty calories and sugar in them, and no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, you just can’t out-train a bad diet. In fact, just one drink can negate a whole workout.
Drink a glass of water of a cup of unsweetened tea before you eat a meal. Your body will be tricked into believing that it is full than it actually is, which means that you’ll be inclined to eat less and your cravings will be lower. It’s important to note that drinking liquid right before you eat could cause indigestion, so you have to hydrate a while after drinking before eating.
Drinking green tea is also another way to hydrate without taking in too many empty calories. Green tea is a great source of antioxidants and contains polyphenols that help the body protect itself from free radicals. Plus, green tea contains just 1- 2 calories, which means it’s just about as guilt-free as it gets.
Do Cardio Exercises
There’s no way to escape it- you have to do aerobic exercises to burb thigh fat. Certain exercises like brisk walking, dancing, cycling, swimming, get your heart rate up, work out your thigh muscles, and maximize calorie burning. Some cardio workouts are better for targeting your thighs than others. However, they won’t help you “spot reduce,” but they can help you tone your thigh muscles. Some effective cardio workouts that tone the inner and outer thighs include running, stair climbing, elliptical machine, hill walking and hiking, and jumping rope. Make it a point to indulge in at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercises for five days a week.
Strengthen Your Muscles
Losing fat only through cardio and change of diet can leave your thighs and legs without proper shape. As such, you will need to take some time to define your muscles. Participating in muscle-strengthening activities may help you get rid of thigh fat. You can do this without bulking up because muscles take up less space than fat. Resistance training can make your thigh muscles stronger, harder, and well-defined. You should strength train in moderation to prevent your thigh muscles from getting bigger.
Rowing machines and weights are effective for leg-strengthening exercises, but you can also work on your thigh muscles without using any special equipment. The most comprehensive at-home strengthening workouts are lunges, which work on your thighs and tone the quads. Hamstrings also help slim your thighs and buttocks. Other lower-body exercises that can help reduce thigh fat include calf raises, squats, wall sits, step-ups, and leg lifts. The key to strength-training without getting larger thighs is to keep the reps high and perform each exercise with minimal rest.
Reducing your calorie intake is an important step to fight fat cells from the inside out. You need to burn more calories than you actually consume to lose weight effectively. A low-calorie diet that restricts your daily intake to 1,200-1,500 calories is recommended. When the body does not get a direct source of energy from the food we eat, it resorts to utilizing stored fat as its next energy source. There is no magic diet to get rid of inner and outer thigh fat, but watching what and how much you eat can help. Vegetables, fruits, and low-fat proteins, and whole grains, for instance, can make you feel full for longer, which can help you reduce the amount of food you eat.
Add HIIT to the Cardio
Whether you’re just starting an exercise or have been working out for a while, including steady-state cardio and high-intensity-interval-training (HIIT) in your overall workout plan will help shed those extra pounds and tone your thighs. Unlike steady-state cardio exercises that keep your heart rate at the same level, HIIT involves a brief period of vigorous activity followed by short recovery periods. To advance your calorie burn through workouts, add one session of metabolic conditioning to your fitness. The CD recommends that adults should do at least 75-minutes of vigorous-intensity cardio or at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. HIIT workouts can be combined with any type of cardio and usually adds fun to the monotonous steady-state cardio.
Running is a great way to slim down your thighs and reshape your legs. Running reduces excess fat and is an effective exercise for individuals who have big thighs. Endurance running with no incline can also trim down your thighs, but you can also use an elliptical trainer with little resistance. Just be careful to maintain the right posture to lessen the strain on your front thighs, thus preventing you from bulking. Running on an incline can help you burn more calories than you would on a flat surface.
Reduce Your Carb Intake
The three essential macronutrients that our bodies need are carbs, proteins, and fats. As such, cutting carbs totally from your diet is not recommended. Your body requires a minimum amount of carbs to function normally. Instead of filling up your plate with processed carbs, eat whole-wheat products, oats, hand-pounded rice, brown rice, and multigrain bread, biscuits, and cereals. Complex carbs are absorbed more slowly by the body, which keeps you feeling full for longer. If you add sugar or butter in your cereal bowl, you make the carbs that you eat look bad. Use a calorie counting app to keep track of your daily carb consumption. It will also give you an idea of how much carbs your body really needs daily.
Still Can’t Lose Those Bulges on Your Thighs? Try CoolSculpting
But even after changing your lifestyle and successfully shedding those pounds, you may find that you can’t get rid of your inner and outer thighs. Those are your trouble spots, and those stubborn pockets of fat are the toughest to take off. It’s not because you did put in enough effort- it’s because of homeostasis. All the systems in your bodywork in harmony to maintain a “happy and unchanging” environment. When you change your diet and start to workout, your body will fight back to maintain the coziness it’s used to. Even after you started reaping all the health benefits of diet and exercise, it’s not unusual to hit a weight loss plateau, and you find yourself frustrated that your thighs just won’t budge.
If you’ve achieved your ideal weight, but your thighs are not as lean and sculpted as you’d want, CoolSculpting is the perfect procedure to help you look and feel your best. At Fat Freeze Sculpting, we are the premier CoolSculpting center in Torrance, CA. Our CoolSculpting providers are highly trained and experienced, and we stand ready to help you get rid of stubborn fat deposits and sculpt your body.
What is CoolSculpting for Inner and Outer Thighs?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and FDA-approved procedure for fat reduction. It is a rejuvenating way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that have shown resistance to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is based on the clinical concepts of cryolipolysis, which is an advanced concept that was discovered by two scientists at Harvard Medical School. CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive: there are no needles, no knives, no anesthesia, no incisions, and no downtime. The procedure has been clinically proven to be safe and effective. CoolSculpting uses a state of the technology that targets fat cells and leaves the skin, muscles, and other surrounding tissues unaffected.
CoolSculpting works by freezing subcutaneous fat to the point that the fat cells are destroyed. When fat cells are exposed to very cold temperatures, they start to crystallize and pass away. The body’s immediate response is to flush out the dead cells from the treatment location through the lymphatic system. This process fully eliminates the damaged fat cells naturally and reduces the number of fat pockets and thickness of fat layers. The result of your CoolSculpting treatment is a reduction in stubborn fat bulges.
Procedure for CoolSculpting of Inner and Outer Thighs
The process is simple – you will be measured, weighed, marked, and photos will be taken. Your skin will also be prepped to remove body oils and lotions. The CoolSculpting treatment is administered using a handheld applicator similar to the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner. A practitioner at our office will apply a gel pad that will be placed on the treatment area to protect the skin, and the applicator will be placed firmly over your thighs one by one. The applicator provides controlled cooling that targets fat deposits in the treatment area. The applicator will be moved over your skin, and the cooling will be administered to the target area. We can use several applicators to treat multiple areas at once.
Once the system is turned on, you may feel a strong pulling and pinching sensation as the vacuum secures the fat tissue within the nozzle. You may feel some discomfort as the cold level increases, but this will subside in about 5 minutes as the area becomes numb from the freezing process. Other common side effects include tingling, cramping, stinging, or sensations of intense cold. Each treatment can take about 30-60 minutes per thigh. During the procedure, you can read a book, use your tablet, watch a movie, or take a nap.
Once the treatment applicator is removed, your skin will be red, soft, and very cold. The provider will massage the treated area to break up the frozen fat cells and help your body absorb them. The tissues relax quickly, and the redness typically subsides within an hour or so. A few days after your CoolSculpting procedure, you might experience worsening numbness and pain. This should subside in a few weeks. Tenderness, redness, bruising, swelling, and skin sensitivity may also be present.
Overall, the CoolSculpting procedure involves minimal pain. It has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of inner and outer thighs. At Fat Freeze Sculpting, we apply certain techniques that are crucial to ensuring that our clients get the best results in one session. For your thighs, your provider will gently squeeze the bulges to promote better fat removal.
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. This procedure is not liposuction and does not replace diet and exercise. The best prospect for this procedure is a person who is physically active, leads a healthy lifestyle, and is close to meeting their weight reduction goals, but struggles with eliminating unwanted fat deposits on their thighs. CoolSculpting helps remove stubborn fat pockets that are difficult to get rid of through exercise or dieting. This is the kind of subcutaneous fat that is “pinchable or grabbable.”
The effects of the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure are not instant, but you should see a noticeable reduction over 2-3 months. Studies have shown that the procedure has a 95% satisfaction rate. Some patients see improvements within the first month, but the most shrinking results are usually seen after 6 months. After one visit, you may lose 20-25% fat in the treated areas. Repeat sessions may be recommended for optimal fat reduction.
Once the fat cells are frozen and destroyed, they don’t come back. If you gain weight again, the remaining fat cells will expand, but they won’t have the “missing” ones to expand along with them. After the CoolSculpting procedure, you will notice that your thighs are more sculpted because you’ll have lost inches. You’ll love what you see, and there’ll be no fear of form-fitting dress or swimsuits.
Choose the Right CoolSculpting Provider
It’s important to choose a facility that has a full understanding of the science of CoolSculpting as well as the importance of the treatment’s best practices. Your results depend on the skill of your practitioner, personalized treatment plan, aesthetic eye, and the applicator that is chosen. When you choose Fat Freeze Sculpting, you will be in an environment where we truly care about your needs and concerns. Our job is to ensure that you receive an optimal treatment plan and are completely satisfied with your results.
Fat Freeze Sculpting focuses exclusively on CoolSculpting, making us one of the top providers in Torrance offering this revolutionary fat reduction treatment. Our practitioners are highly trained and experienced. We take CoolSculpting very seriously, and our careful approach to this treatment method has enabled us to help countless men and women sculpt their thighs.
We always secure the newest, most up-to-date CoolSculpting equipment to ensure that our clients get the best results. We’re one of only a few CoolSculpting providers in Torrance to offer DualSculpting, CoolFit (designed to treat the inner thighs) and CoolSmooth (for treating the outer thighs).
Find A Los Angeles CoolSculpting Near Me
Free consultation at Fat Freeze Sculpting with our best in class CoolSculpting experts will help you understand if CoolSculpting for thigh contouring is right for you. The sooner you book an appointment, the sooner you can say goodbye to stubborn thigh fat that has not bowed to all your diet and exercise efforts. A newly sculpted figure and long-term results are just a phone call away.