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Can I Get Liposuction on my Legs?

I would like to get outer lipo on my legs but am wondering if inner is a better option for me? I am also thinking about getting lipo in the back of my legs below my buttocks due to the fact that I have two bumps under it. My question is, if I were to go along with the lipo in these two sections would I have more of a crease under my buttocks line or would it give me less of a crease. Also, would my cellulite be more visible after lipo?

Doctor Answers 11

Liposuction of leg

Excessive liposuction beneath the buttock in the central 1/3 of the thigh may cause a loss of support to the buttock mass and produce a sagging buttock. Be cautious in asking for liposuction in this area. It would very likely lengthen your crease.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the legs, inner or outer thigh

Hello - based on your pictures, it looks as though liposuction all the way around the leg - inner & outer thigh + posterior and anterior thigh - which is what is known as "circumferential" liposuction could work quite nicely for you, and give a better overall look than individual spot reduction. Perhaps a little bit towards the inside of the knees, too.

The area immediately below the buttock crease - the infamous "banana roll" - is one that requires some caution and finesse.  Over-suction of that area can create collapse & wrinkling.


Best wishes,

Liposuction on the thighs

Liposuction of the posterior and outer thighs may give you impressive results.  Unfortunately there is not a crysal ball and some people may develop more and others, less cellulite as a result of liposuction.  Liposuction of the inner things may cause rippling and liposuction of the posterior thighs under the buttocks can cause a drop or sagging of the buttock so liposuction there must be conservative.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the legs makes a big difference.

Liposuction of the outer, back, inner and front thighs as well as the knees would make a big difference for you for about $6000 under local and would probably improve the cellulite especially if you have the micro canulas used.

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction in the thigh, all the way around

The fat deposits in the thigh can be localized over the inner thigh and saddlebag, and for some the thigh can be full and round without definition and taper. Your contour would best be improved with circumferential liposuction of the thigh to knee to slim and taper your leg. If young, with good skin elasticity, denting or cellulite should not be a problem. You will notice that the fold under the buttock may become more pronounced as the thigh is slimmed down.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Considering Liposuction Treatment

Liposuction on the legs and thighs is actually a fairly common procedure, and the surgery can significantly approve your appearance and body image. From my professional judgment and from the pictures you have posted, it seems like liposuction can in fact be a good option for you to explore. Still, for a better, more affirmative opinion, I would suggest scheduling a few consultation appointments with prominent surgeons in your area. In this way, you will be able to evaluate your condition in person and can better determine what kind of liposuction, if any, could improve your condition to get you the results you want.

Paul Jarrod Frank, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the legs, inner, outer legs, thighs, knees, ankles, and calves

Liposuction is very commonly performed on legs. The most common areas are the inner, outer thighs and knees and sometimes the calves and ankles. If your skin elasticity is good, you can get an excellent result. If your skin is loose, it might require a thigh lift.

George Weston, MD
Reston Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the thighs

Liposuction works well for this area. With your anatomy, you need circumferential liposuction with some extension across the knees. Cellulite may or may not be changed. The glutial crease should be made more prominent unless something is done to modify it.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Liposuction of the legs

You certainly look like a pretty good candidate for liposuction of the legs.  This can be done circumferentially.  Cellulite may get better, worse, or remain the same after liposuction.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the legs works well.


1) Just going by you pictures, I think you are a good candidate for circumferential (all around) liposuction of the thighs and knees.

2) The crease under the buttocks should be a little more pronounced.

3) Doing superficial micro tunneling together with liposuction often improves Cellulite. At any rate, it should not be worse.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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