Eterna Cosmetic Surgery

5 nonsurgical treatment options for inner thigh bulge

Conveniently located to serve San Antonio, Eagle Pass and the surrounding area.

June 30, 2022

Sometimes, no matter how much we exercise or how well we eat, we are unable to lose stubborn fat deposits. Excess skin and fat in our inner thighs results in the dreaded “inner thigh bulge” so many women (and even men) abhor. While exercise can improve muscle tone on your inner thighs and have a positive impact on your appearance, many patients still struggle with excess fat and loose skin even after committing to a diet and exercise plan.

Dr. Hernandez meets many patients in San Antonio who are frustrated by their inner thigh bulge. Thankfully, we are living in a time of amazing technical accomplishments that empower women and men to transform their appearances and achieve their desired look without surgery.

These new, cutting-edge treatments are performed by Dr. Hernandez right in the Eterna Cosmetic Surgery office. Patients are thrilled with the results, without the risk and downtime associated with surgery. And perhaps most excitingly, the fat loss resulting from these procedures is permanent! Fat cells that are melted or removed are never replaced by the body. That means that even if your weight fluctuates after treatment, your thighs will not fluctuate, as any treated areas remain flatter and smoother. 

While your unique goals will be considered during your consultation with Dr. Hernandez, the following treatments are often recommended for these common situations:

Smooth Thigh Lift: With BodyTite, Morpheus8 & Liposuction

For patients who have a significant amount of excess fat and loose skin

Dr. Hernandez offers the nonsurgical, smooth thigh lift to patients who are seeking dramatic transformation to solve inner thigh bulge. If you have a significant amount of excess fat and loose skin on your inner thighs, these powerful treatments are combined to deliver truly transforming results.

During a smooth thigh lift, Dr. Hernandez makes just one small (4mm) incision on each thigh. BodyTite firms your skin and eliminates the fat layer just under the skin, resulting in an extremely smooth look. Then, Dr. Hernandez performs liposuction to remove the melted fat and remove much of the remaining fat to further contour your thighs for a youthful look. 

Finally, Dr Hernandez completes the smooth thigh lift by treating your inner thighs with Morpheus8 (and Plasma, if desired). Morpheus8 treatment delivers radiofrequency energy to further firm the skin and mold the remaining fat located just under the skin. This results in firmer, more elastic skin, which also reduces the appearance of stretch marks. 

Many patients elect to simultaneously be treated with Plasma to further boost the results and speed up the healing of their skin. Plasma, is rich in stem cells, growth factors and nutrients to help your skin regenerate by producing more collagen and elastin. This essentially turns back the clock on your skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Plasma is absorbed very well through the tiny openings in your skin created during your Morpheus8 treatment.

The compound effect of these powerful treatments is truly life changing for Dr. Hernandez’s patients!


For patients who have a small area of skin laxity and minimal excess fat on their inner thighs.

AccuTite is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency to contract the skin, stimulate the production of collagen, contour the skin, and reduce unwanted fat. It is performed through one needle puncture on each thigh. 

Dr. Hernandez injects a small amount of local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort before treatment. AccuTite melts a very thin layer of fat just under the skin to restore a more smooth appearance. 

Fat is “melted” with AccuTite treatment, and is then metabolized and eliminated from the body naturally. As a result, AccuTite is not combined with liposuction. Many patients choose to combine AccuTite treatment with Morpheus8; however, to further firm and improve the skin (as described above). To further enhance results, Plasma can also be added to treatment. All of these treatments can be completed in the same session, for incredible results!


For patients with mild loose skin and minimal or no excess fat on their inner thighs.

As mentioned above, Morpheus8 firms your skin and improves its appearance through radiofrequency energy. This treatment stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin, proteins that have a dramatic impact on your skin. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen and elastin. 

Patients suffering from crepey skin and stretch marks are especially thrilled with Morpheus8, as it thickens your skin, makes it less transparent (which can result in “older-looking” skin), and improves elasticity. 

Morpheus8 also reaches and impact the fatty layer that resides just under your skin. Dr. Hernandez completes treatment to morph or mold the fat, resulting in a smoother look for your inner thighs. 

Dr. Hernandez also recommends Plasma for all Morpheus8 treatments to boost results. In fact, combining Plasma with Morpheus8 typically means patients can reach their desired results in fewer sessions! Immediate results are noticeable with Morpheus8, but most patients need 3 treatments (1 treatment every 3 months) to achieve their desired results. Full results are typically seen after the 3 treatments and 3 months. 


For patients with mild, moderate, or severe excess fat on their inner thighs and good skin elasticity.

Liposuction is a powerful way to remove all excess fat in one session, greatly improving the contour of your thighs. It’s a good fit for younger patients or those who have never suffered from obesity or large amounts of excess weight. 

Dr. Hernandez uses extreme skill to recontour your thighs and create a more pleasing appearance. She carefully leaves a very thin layer of fat to create a smooth, natural look. 


For patients with excess fat, good skin elasticity, and a preference for non-invasive procedures. 

CoolSculpting is an innovative treatment that freezes 25% of excess fat cells during each treatment session. In most instances, you will need at least 2 CoolSculpting treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. 

Patients love CoolSculpting because it is a non-invasive procedure that produces incredible results with no downtime

Choose the best treatment to help you eliminate inner thigh bulge.

Schedule your consultation now to meet with Dr. Hernandez and review your goals. She’ll conduct a thorough physical examination, and will discuss the best options to help you achieve your desired look. 

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