Plastic Surgery

Liposuction of thigh fat

‘Saddlebags’ and ‘riding breeches’ are the not very complimentary terms often used to describe the fatty accumulations in the outer or lateral thigh areas. It is actually fairly common to have a quite petite upper body combined with a mismatched and fuller lower body.

These fat deposits may seem to have been present “forever”, but often become apparent in early adulthood. This fat is often highly resistant to diet or exercise in those who have it. The area can be re-contoured by liposuction with great success.

If the buttock and hip areas also have deposits, even better results are obtained if the buttock and hip areas are re-contoured in combination with the outer thighs. Liposuction of these areas often makes a dramatic change in the way clothes fit (especially jeans, dresses and skirts) and patients are routinely very pleased about this change.

Liposuction of inner thighs

The inner, or medial, thighs are a fairly common area of excess fat deposits. The excess fat can cause chafing and rubbing of the thighs together. These fat deposits can be effectively treated with liposuction.

Jun 30, 2010
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