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Can Thigh Lift Be Combined with Liposuction?

Can you combine liposuction with a thigh lift? Or is it best to do them at separate times?  In that case, which would be first?

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Thigh Lift


Yes.  In fact  many plastic surgeons prefer to do liposuction and thigh lift at the same time.  In fact, all my thigh lift procedures include liposuction before nad after the procedure.  This will optimize the procedure by preserving the vessles that are needed for  lymphatic drainage.  Thus you will get less swelling.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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It usually is.




Liposuction is usually part of a thigh lift. There are variations of this that you should discuss with your surgeon.


Best Regards,


John Di Saia MD

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
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Thigh Lift and Liposuction


It is very common to do some liposuction at the time of thigh lift. The combined procedure compliment each other and give you a better result.

If you have to seperate the two procedres then do the lipo first then the thigh lift.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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