Thigh Liposuction

Thigh liposuction can get rid of those deposits of fat on your thighs that never seem to go away. Whether you've gone to a lot of work recently to lose a significant amount of weight or whether you've always been diligent about staying in shape, you may be familiar with the problem of the thighs. It's simple: the thighs are among the most fat-concentrated parts of your body. A cushion of fat is designed to protect the all-important muscles and bones that help you walk. But sometimes that cushion of fat becomes unsightly (as in the ever unpopular "saddle bags").

And yet it's a natural area for fat accumulation. So no matter how hard you work the muscles underneath with running, leg lifts or body building, sometimes that thigh fat just does not want to go away.

If you are within 10-20 pounds of your ideal body weight but are still frustrated by large thighs, liposuction might be just the answer. A cosmetic surgeon can remove deposits of excess fat from various parts of your upper legs and tighten the skin left behind, giving your legs the sleek silhouette that reflects the way you take care of your body much more than those ugly saddle bags did.

What is the thigh lipo procedure like?

Depending on the volume to be removed from your thighs and the amount of fat versus loose skin, your surgeon may opt to treat the thigh area with tumescent liposuction alone or in combination with laser liposuction. Inserting a cannula of about 5-6 mm into a small incision, the physician will first melt, dissolve, and remove the fat via suction; then any skin around the incision can be tightened before sutures are applied. The whole thigh liposuction procedure generally takes between 1 and 4 hours depending on the size of the area. It can be done under a local or general anesthesia.

What is thigh liposuction recovery like?

Immediately after the thigh liposuction, you will likely feel quite sore and bruised. You will probably want to rest your legs for 4-5 days, though you may be able to move around just fine by the day after the surgery. After four weeks, you will probably feel completely normal. For up to four weeks after the surgery, you will be instructed to wear a compression garment that wraps around your upper leg and/or waist to control swelling in the treated area. Your skin will likely exhibit some swelling and bruising, but this should diminish over time (especially if you wear your compression garment as prescribed). Any scarring will be nearly invisible.

Who is a good candidate for thigh liposuction?

Liposuction can improve the appearance of your thighs, but will not necessarily give you runway legs. Liposuction targets the fat deposits and other problem areas that diet and exercise haven't eliminated. Ideally, candidates are minimally to moderately overweight, and some thigh liposuction patients may not be technically overweight at all. Heavy thighs can be a problem for adults of all ages, even young and generally fit people. Women and men of all ages are taking advantage of thigh liposuction.

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Chin Liposuction

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Get rid of that double chin or loose 'waddle' area to get the sculpted chin you always wanted.
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Neck Liposuction

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Eliminate jowls or other excess neck fat to create a more defined jaw-line.
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Arm Liposuction

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Suck away all that underarm flab in an hour long procedure.
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Abdominal Liposuction

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Make love handles or that annoying 'pooch' a thing of the past.
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Thigh Liposuction

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Saddle bags be gone! Find your legs of yesteryear underneath that excess fat.
> Before and After