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Liposuction for Thigh Fat Removal in Indianapolis

Nothing is more frustrating than putting in the effort of diet and exercise, only for stubborn pockets of fat to hang around. For many people, especially women, thigh fat is particularly difficult to shed.

At Turkle & Associates, we believe in providing our patients with the tools and treatments they need to help them feel like their best selves. We provide top-of-the-line treatments like liposuction for thigh fat removal in Indianapolis.

Benefits of Thigh Fat Removal

Remove stubborn fat

The obvious benefit of liposuction is that it removes fat from the thighs (and other areas too!) with permanent results. It’s the best treatment for saddlebag removal.

Quick results

While there will be some recovery time to factor in from your liposuction procedure, you’ll see the results from thigh fat removal very quickly. Unlike non-surgical thigh reduction methods, where your body disposes of the fat over time, liposuction removes the fat instantly. 

Increased confidence

Wanting to look and feel your best is natural and choosing to undergo thigh fat removal in Indianapolis can help you achieve the look of your dreams.

Long-term results

Our bodies develop a certain number of fat cells, which liposuction physically takes out. Once we remove the fat cells, the body doesn’t produce more, so your thighs will stay sleek and contoured for the long haul.

Improve your health and comfort

It can be frustrating and demotivating to have these pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. Getting rid of excess fat makes it easier to exercise and stay active, as well as improves your physical comfort in general. Both of these things combined make it easier to stay motivated toward your other health goals.

Clothes fit better

Our patients tell us over and over how thrilled they are to be able to fit into clothes they haven’t worn in years or feel more confident in a swimsuit. While it may not be at the top of the list of benefits, it’s certainly an additional perk that patients enjoy after thigh fat removal in Indianapolis.

Improve your appearance

Removing fat in your thighs can help balance your figure and improve your overall appearance. Liposuction can also address cellulite and lead to smoother skin.

What causes thigh fat?

There are a number of reasons why you might be having a hard time losing weight, some of which are not in your control.


How our bodies hold onto fat is greatly determined by our genetics. If your parents struggled with stubborn fat, there’s a greater chance that you will too.

Hormones (estrogen)

Our hormones also play a significant role in how our bodies regulate fat storage. Estrogen especially contributes to fat developing around the thighs and buttocks.


As we get older, our bodies go through a lot of changes that can contribute to weight gain or make it harder to lose weight. Our metabolism slows down, muscle mass decreases, and hormone changes like menopause start, and all of these factors contribute to stubborn fat.

Sedentary Lifestyle

Especially in a digital, work-from-home world, it can be harder to be as active as we need to be. Even if you’re working out regularly, sitting for long periods of time can make it harder to lose weight.

Chronic Stress

If you’re living a hectic lifestyle with higher-than-average stress levels, that could be behind your body adding excess fat. Chronic stress leads to higher cortisol levels, which then leads to hunger and cravings for higher-calorie foods. 

Why Choose Liposuction

Liposuction is an excellent treatment for thigh fat removal in Indianapolis for several reasons. It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, it’s a body contouring treatment meant to complement a healthy lifestyle.

Safe Fat Removal

Liposuction is popular because it is such a safe procedure, especially when performed by an expert plastic surgeon. It’s also an outpatient procedure (meaning it doesn’t require a hospital stay). Plus, it removes fat that diet and exercise can’t.

Minimal Scarring

Liposuction uses very small incisions, which means the scars won’t be very noticeable after they’ve healed and will fade over time. Your patient care coordinator at Turkle & Associates can also help advise you on at-home products or additional aesthetic procedures to lessen their appearance sooner.

Minimal Recovery Time

While liposuction is a surgical procedure, it doesn’t come with the same major downtime or recuperation requirements as other plastic surgeries. Most patients are back to normal activities after about 1 week!

Reveal Muscle Tone

If you’ve been putting in your time at the gym and not seeing results, it could be because your excess fat is obscuring your muscle definition. Liposuction removes fat to reveal the already-sculpted muscle underneath. 

Versatile Treatment

Liposuction is designed to remove specific pockets of fat from localized areas all over the body, which makes it a great solution for more than thigh fat removal in Indianapolis.

How Liposuction Works


Before starting any treatment plan at Turkle & Associates, we always invite our patients to have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Turkle. During this conversation, we’ll go over your medical history, desired results, and expectations for the procedure.

Your consultation is also a great time to ask any questions you have about thigh fat removal and recovering from liposuction. We can also discuss any other procedures you might want to be done at the same time, such as a mommy makeover.

After your consultation, we’ll schedule your procedure. At this time, we’ll let you know if you need to get any lab work or medical testing done prior to your operation.


Upon arrival at the surgery center, you will have the chance to meet the surgery center staff and anesthesiologist, as well as review the surgery with Dr. Turkle

We will put you under general anesthesia for the entirety of the procedure. Liposuction generally takes 1 to 4 hours to complete depending on how many areas we’re treating and how much fat we’re removing.

During the surgery, Dr. Turkle makes small incisions, typically near the groin under the crease of the buttock. (This placement aids in the scars being less noticeable after surgery!)

Then, she inserts a tube called a cannula into the incision to reach the unwanted fat. The team uses gentle suction and strategic placement to remove the excess fat from the desired areas and artfully contour the body for your desired results.


Most patients feel back to themselves within 3 to 5 days after their liposuction procedure. Regarding exercise, you will be able to walk immediately after your release, but you should wait about two weeks before restarting any cardio. We’ll discuss other specific restrictions at the time of your consultation and again at post-op appointments.

Other Options For Thigh Fat Removal in Indianapolis

At our partner med spa, Phases Skin Care and Laser Center, we offer liposuction alternatives for patients who may not want to undergo surgery. Our goal is to have you looking and feeling your best with a customized treatment plan based on your unique aesthetic goals.


CoolSculpting Elite is an easy, non-surgical fat elimination and reduction procedure. It’s one of the most popular services we offer at our medspa because it offers permanent results with zero downtime!


Physiq gives you the best of both worlds by burning fat and strengthening your muscles. Stronger muscles need more energy, and they’ll get it from the fat cells stored around them. 

truSculpt iD

truSculpt iD is another zero-downtime liposuction alternative in Indianapolis. In just one treatment, we can subtly reduce fat, firm your body contours, and smooth out problem areas. 

Explore your options for enhancing your appearance at Turkle & Associates.

If you’re interested in thigh fat removal in Indianapolis, consider liposuction or one of our non-surgical thigh reduction methods! 

Turkle & Associates is a premier provider of plastic surgery located in Carmel, Indiana. We’re proud to serve the Indianapolis region and beyond! 

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