Lower Extremities Liposuction
In general, females are more interested in thigh liposuction than men. This is because the hormones in the female body cause deposits of fat around the thighs, buttocks and pelvis. The excess fat in men is usually stored in their abdominal area, not their thighs.
Liposuction can effectively address your cosmetic concerns around the knees, medial thighs, lateral thighs, ankles and the calves.
Can you help me with my leg concerns?
Hips and Outer Thighs
When the excess fat is located on the outer thighs, it is referred to as saddle bags. It gives the appearance of a low center of gravity, causing the legs to look shorter then they actually are. When liposuction is performed on the outer thighs, this effect is eliminated. The end result is the restoration of well-contoured and proportionate thighs.
Another common concern is the stubborn fat that can cause the thighs to rub against one another. The chafing result from this unwanted fat, can make it uncomfortable to exercise. If you have enough tissue elasticity, you can get wonderful results with targeted liposuction, and likely help eliminate a crepey or loose appearance. Possible combination with other skin tightening procedures like laser, or radio frequency may accentuate the cosmetic outcomes including cellulite reduction and skin tightening that are not achievable with lipo alone.
What is recovery like after leg procedures?
Patients will be given a compression garment to be worn around the thighs and/or knees all day and night for two weeks following your procedure. This is to help reduce swelling and help your body form to its newly contoured shape. There is very little downtime required, but patients should walk immediately after their procedure.
Routine walking helps speed up healing as it promotes better blood flow. You can see results within a few weeks, and continuous improvement over the following months. Liposuction of the thighs and knees leaves patients with slim, contoured legs.