Even though liposuction is commonly associated with the abdomen, thigh liposuction is an option too. Fat cells tend to accumulate in certain parts of the body; this includes the abdomen as well as the thighs. Evidently, this leads certain patients to choose thigh liposuction, as the removal of a certain amount of fat can restore an accurate proportion of the patient’s thighs. For more info about thigh liposuction, please read on.
Why Thigh Liposuction?
Dr Daniel Lanzer has been performing thigh liposuction procedures skilfully for over two decades. He also states that the liposculpture of the thigh was the original area which liposculpture was intended for.
Why Have Liposuction On The Thighs?
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 also performed on the front of the thighs.
Performing liposuction 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, which 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 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 difference in liposuction will be subject to the amount of fat and its location. Sometimes, it is just a small bulge. Other times, the fat can be quite large and extensive. For example, some patients have large dents particularly on the outer thighs. Naturally, this can affect the type of treatment recommended by Dr Lanzer.
What Are The Complications Of Thigh Liposuction?
The skin on the inner thighs is notoriously thin. Therefore, surgeon and patient must be careful not to overdo liposuction in this area.
Can I Make It So My Thighs Don’t Touch?
This is one of the questions that is asked the most at our 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.
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What Is The Recovery Time Of Thigh Liposuction?
Determining the exact recovery time after a thigh liposuction is not possible, since each patient has his or her own healing speed. 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 The 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 aesthetic for the patient in question. Excess fat cells on the outer thighs can be caused by many factors; this includes genetics, prolonged 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 people only need a couple of weeks after their procedure. However, before resuming your normal activities, always speak to your cosmetic surgeon to get the all clear.
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 liposuction procedures.
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 3-axis 3D imaging, which allows patients to have a 3-dimensional view of how they may appear.
Is Thigh Fat Genetic?
Yes, this is often 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 of 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 overall experience of your 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. You can also use The Dr Lanzer Clinic to seek a second opinion on cosmetic surgery procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions For Thigh Liposuction
How much does thigh liposuction cost?
Prices start at $2950 for surgical fee plus associated costs.
Does liposuction work on the thighs?
Yes! Liposuction is an effective method of treating stubborn fat areas on the thighs.
What is the recovery time for liposuction on the thighs?
Dr Lanzer suggests resting for one-two weeks after your procedure.
Is thigh liposuction painful?
By using our special liposuction technique involving local anaesthetic, we are able to ensure our patients are comfortable and minimal pain.
What should you expect after liposuction of the thighs?
After any liposuction procedure it is normal to feel tender and slightly sore. A post-op requirement of Liposuction is wearing compression garments. This along with leg elevation will assist in reducing swelling in the legs.