Dr. Daniel Lanzer has been performing liposuction and liposculpture for over two decades and explains that the liposculpture of the thigh was the original area where liposculpture was intended for. Want to learn more about thigh liposuction? Please read the information provided by the Dr. Lanzer Clinic below.
Why the Thigh?
Many women have excessive deposits of fat on their outer thighs. These have been termed the saddlebags and can be quite distressing to women as it affects their appearance in all different types of clothes. A V-shape is often the silhouette that one sees. This makes the person look shorter and chubbier. Sometimes there is an eight-shape due to the fat bulging on the hips and then again on the outer thighs.
Which Areas on the Thighs Can Have Liposuction?
The most common areas are the outer thighs, the inner thighs, and around the knees. Liposuction is often performed on the front of the thighs. When performing liposuction on the outer thighs it often involves liposuction of the outer buttocks too. Dr. Lanzer will often have his patients tighten the bottom, so that he can see how much of the fat that is sitting on the outer thighs originates from the buttocks.
Are There Any Special Considerations?
The thigh is an area that is prone to dents called cellulite. Sometimes the cellulite will improve with the liposculpture and may involve a method called superficial liposculpture. Other times, Dr. Lanzer may elect to perform a different procedure using a Cellulaze laser to help break the fibrous fibres down.
Are There Different Types of Liposuction?
The main differences in types of thigh liposuction are that there are many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it is just a small bulge. Other times the fat can be quite large and extensive. Some patients have large dents particularly on the outer thighs.
What Are the Complications of Thigh Liposuction?
The skin on the inner thighs is notoriously thin. Therefore, surgeons and patients must be careful not to overdo liposuction in this area.
Can I Make It So My Thighs Don’t Touch?
This is probably one of the most common questions asked at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic. Many patients dislike the rubbing of the fat on the inner thighs, particularly when walking or running. Liposuction really improves this in a significant way, but one can never guarantee that their legs will not touch, since sometimes the muscle has a diagonal shape; this means that the two sides will always be touching.
What Is the Recovery Time of Thigh Liposuction?
Determining the exact recovery time after a thigh liposuction is not possible, since each patient heals in his or her own time. While the Dr. Lanzer Clinic can provide you with a recovery estimate, patients should consider taking some extra time off to ensure the body can heal fully.
Liposuction of the thighs is treated in the same way as other areas where liposuction aftercare is concerned. Patients should avoid hot showers for approximately two days and wear a compression garment for two weeks uninterrupted. After the initial two weeks, patients should continue wearing the compression garment off and on for another two weeks. Detailed instructions regarding the compression garment and aftercare will be provided to you by the Dr. Lanzer Clinic.
How Does Liposuction Work on Thighs?
The most common device used by the Dr. Lanzer Clinic, and proven to be quite effective in this area, is the MicroAire, which is a vibrating cannula. Sometimes we will use other devices such as laser lipolysis or Vaser liposuction. Depending on the method used by the surgeon, most patients can detect an improvement in the aesthetic of the thighs after the patient has recovered from the treatment.
What Is Inner Thigh Liposuction?
Executing liposuction on the inner thighs could improve the overall silhouette of the thighs. Getting inner thigh liposuction can also eliminate problems such as thighs rubbing together. During this procedure, the surgeon often treats the inner knees too; this to maintain the symmetry of the legs.
What Is Outer Thigh Liposuction?
Liposuction executed on the outer thighs can create a slimmer appearance for the patient in question. Excess fat on the outer thighs can be caused by many factors; this includes genetics, pro-longed obesity, and more. If the patient cannot shed the weight on the outer thighs by diet and exercise alone, outer thigh liposuction is often an option.
Is Liposculpture Performed Awake or Asleep?
Patients will always have a choice as to what they prefer. Dr. Lanzer performs approximately 60% of the thigh liposuctions awake. The others are performed under a light, general anaesthetic in the Day Surgery Centre.
When Can I Resume Running After Liposuction of the Thighs?
Even though patients must take some time off for their recovery, most patients can return to their normal activities within a couple of weeks after their procedure. However, before resuming your normal activities, always contact the Dr. Lanzer Clinic beforehand.
Does the Underlying Musculature Play a Role in Liposuction of the Thighs?
Some patients do have very muscular legs and one often sees this on the front of the thigh; this will be noticeable by a convex curve. It is something that is important to point out to the patient, so that the patient understands how they could benefit from an actual liposuction procedure.
Is There Any Way to Understand How the Results of Liposculpture of the Thigh Would Appear?
Dr. Lanzer often draws on before photographs to indicate the areas where the liposuction will occur and the sort of change that one could expect. Dr. Lanzer also has the 3-axis 3D imaging, which allows patients to have a 3-dimensional view of how they may appear.
Is Thigh Fat Genetic?
Yes, often this is an area which is determined by genetics and sometimes one finds many people in the same family having similar problems. Dr. Lanzer recalls performing liposculpture on the thighs on four sisters; this was later published in many media avenues. They were of all different weights and heights, but all shared the same genetic tendency to carry fat on the thighs.
Do I Need to Do the Calves and Ankles at the Same Time?
Sometimes, the lower leg is performed together with the thighs. This is not always essential and would depend on the patient’s shape. Because they are seen at the same angle, it is often a good idea to do them together.
How Much Does Thigh Liposuction Cost?
As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, the cost of thigh liposuction varies from patient to patient; this because the cost of the procedure can be affected by the amount of fat that must be removed, the experience of the surgeon, and the complexity of the overall procedure.
To ensure you get an accurate quote for a thigh liposuction, it is always recommended to book a consultation with your cosmetic surgery facility. By booking a consultation, you can determine the cost of the procedure as well as discover your eligibility for the procedure. So, if you wish to receive an accurate quote for your treatment, be sure to take advantage of the free no-obligation appointment available at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic.
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All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.