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Liposuction for Thighs

The inner thighs and outer thighs are one of the most common areas treated by liposuction for women.

This is for at least two reasons. Firstly, bulky thighs are often hereditary, and can increase dramatically in size at puberty. Also, after pregnancy, there is often an excessive accumulation of fat in the thigh area. Liposculpture to the thighs is very rewarding. Vast improvements in shape are possible.

Combined liposuction treatment of the outer thighs and hips

Commonly the lower half of the body is a larger size than the top half and clothes fit poorly. Many women have a 'body in 2 halves'. They are quite slender and happy with their appearance from the waist up, but the areas from the hips down are another story. Here its as though the thighs belong to another person. They are heavy and they bulge. With liposculpture it is possible to bring these two halves of the body back into proportion. Some women find that the inner thighs rub together and the skin of the inner thighs is irritated. Liposculpture can eliminate this problem, or at least make it much better.

Outer thighs "saddle bags" in women are accumulations of fat over the outer thigh. Removing them gets rid of the bulge which you see from looking directly in front or behind. The change in appearance is often dramatic.

Removal of the "saddle bags" or outer thighs can make a huge difference to body shape. Fitting jeans becomes much easier and a more youthful appearance is attained.

Inner thighs can cause a huge problem with chafing and can even affect the way some people walk.

More genuine before and after photo's of liposuction of the thighs can be viewed in our before & after image gallery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidiate for thigh liposculpture?

Many women are dissatisfied with their thighs and feel that nothing can be done to help them. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Just about every women can have the bulk of the thighs reduced and the shape improved by careful liposuction by an experienced surgeon.

Is it permanent?

Yes, the reduction in the size of the thighs and the improvement in the shape is permanent, though it is important to maintain a proper diet and exercise program after the procedure.

Are there any scars?

There are generally 2-3 small 2mm wide access points for each area treated. These are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks.

What other areas are treated at the same time?

Sometimes the buttocks may need to be treated and it is common to also reduce the hips and the knees at the same time as thigh liposuction.

What support garments are required?

A special compressive suit is worn for 3 days after the procedure, so wearing trousers or long dresses over the areas treated is recommended, if you want to disguise the garment.

Is there much bruising?

In general, there is always some bruising with thigh liposculpture, but this always settles quickly, within 2-3 weeks of the procedure. If you are planning a holiday in the sun, then it is a good idea to plan this at least 3 weeks after thigh liposuction.

How long does the procedure take?

Most thigh procedures take from between 2 to 3 hours.

How much time will I need off?

In general you should plan on returning to work on day 3. It would be about 2-3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.