Thigh Liposuction

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You can be the most fit woman who exercises and eats healthy, and yet you can still have big thighs which make you look un-proportionate. This genetic predisposition of having heavy thighs and hips is what frustrates many women throughout Beverly Hills and southern California. In Los Angeles, Liposuction of the thighs can improve a woman’s figure and gives her a refined and sexy silhouette.

Thigh liposuction in Los Angeles may involve liposuction of the saddle bags, inner and outer thighs, knees, as well as the areas surrounding the buttocks, hips, and flanks. Careful and artistic removal of fat deposits from different areas of the thighs by a liposuction specialist can create the ideal figure. While some women want to have slender and elongated legs, others prefer a more curvaceous figure. Using different techniques of liposuction of thighs and legs, Los Angeles plastic surgeons can shape the thighs to be in harmony with the rest of the body.

In some cases the objective for thigh liposuction is to greatly reduce pants size from for example size 22 to 14. A large reduction in thigh size, especially in plus size women, is accomplished by large volume liposuction in Beverly Hills. On the other hand, reshaping of the thighs by selectively removing saddle bags, banana roles, muffin tops, and knee pads, is accomplished through liposculpture of outer thighs, inner thighs, or knees. Refining thick calves into shapely ones can also be achieved by liposuction, although this is a delicate endeavor which is best left to plastic surgeons that are experienced and specialize in liposuction.

While liposuction of the thigh can remove excess fat, it can neither remove cellulite or dimples, nor can it tighten and smoothen thighs that have lost their skin elasticity. Tightening of the thighs and buttocks might involve other procedure such as body lift or thigh lift.

Thigh liposuction is best performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at an accredited surgery center in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles. Although minimal liposuction of thighs can be performed under local anesthesia, liposuction of multiple areas of the thighs is safer to be performed under general anesthesia with the monitoring of a Board Certified anesthesiologist.

The safest technique for liposuction of the thighs is considered to be Tumescent Liposuction by many Los Angeles Plastic Surgeons. Other liposuction techniques such as laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, or “smart liposuction” are considered unproven fads by some experienced plastic surgeons. During liposuction surgery small ¼ inch incisions are made in the hips, buttock crease, and knee wrinkles for infusion of the tumescent liposuction fluid. Then these areas are carefully liposuctioned until desired effect is reached. After surgery patients are placed in a compression garment or girdle which they wear for several weeks.

Recovery from liposuction of the thighs, legs, knees, and calves usually take between one to two weeks. Patients can resume exercise and normal activities after two weeks, and usually will see results by 8-12 weeks.

The cost of liposuction of the legs or thighs varies depending on the number of areas liposuctioned. In Los Angeles liposuction prices can also depend on the expertise of the plastic surgeon.
When choosing a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to perform you liposuction you should not only review their credentials but also their work by looking at their thigh liposuction before-and-after pictures and photo galleries.