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A 27-year-old female asked:

how can i get rid of inner thigh fat? thighs not large 4 my size, but hips r narrow & constant chafing occurs. pain & folliculitis. need 2 lose fat

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Diet: You cannot control the fat distribution in your body. You need to take lots of weight off if you are obese, and after that if you are still having difficulty with the thighs you may want to see a plastic surgeon about liposuction, or some other technique. Good luck.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone inner thighs w extended leg lifts, inner thigh press, standing thigh press, deep squat, wall squat, lunge, thigh ball squeeze, walking, swimming, biking ; in-line skating.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2015

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