Outer Thigh Liposuction
Introduction to Outer Thigh Liposuction
The outer thigh region is very popular area, and along with the flank/lovehandle region, contributes to the outer curves of the feminine figure. It is also sometimes referred to as “saddlebag” region. Treatments of the outer thigh region can often dramatically enhances a person’s look. For before and afters, click here.
Disclaimer: there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.
Incisions for Outer Thigh Liposuction:
2-3 small incisions are required for outer thigh treatment: examples of outer thigh smartlipo incisions
Outer Thigh Cellulite:
In addition to accumulating fat, the outer thigh is especially prone to cellulite. Basically, there are strong attachments between the skin and the underlying layers, and the fat accumulates in that area unevenly, creating small bubbles and areas of depressions termed cellulite. Note that smartlipo and liposuction treatments are more geared towards changing the shape fo the contour rather than changing the cellulite. If you are especially bothered by the cellullite, and not so bothered by the shape, you may want to consider another treatment termed cellulaze. A combination treatment of cellulaze and mild smartlipo is also possible. To know which one you are better suited for, ask yourself this: when I am wearing skin tight jeans, is the element that bothers me hidden? If the answer is yes, in that case, you are more bothered by the cellulite, and you should consider cellulaze. If the answer is no, you are looking to change the shape more and you should consider the smartlipo treatment. Realize that this is a continuum.
How long does outer thigh Liposuction take to perform:
Treatment with smartliposuction triplex and an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon will maximize the potential for positive results. The treatments takes 2 hours to perform and can be done awake.
Recovery and Compression after outer thigh smartlipo:
The recovery period after smartlipo consists of 48 hours to return to work, and five days to resume mild excercise. For a timeline of recovery from smartlipo, click on the link.
after the procedure, you will be placed in a post-lipo compression garment. Note that at our practice, we feel that this is a very important part of the healing process. We generally favor the below the knee compression garment even for saddle bags, as we don’t want swelling to occur too close to where the surgery was performed.