Will Laser Lipo Help Smooth Ripples Left After Thigh Lift?

I had a thigh lift, inner, outer, a year ago. I have ripples on both upper thighs. Would laser lipo or liposculpture smooth and thighten this loose skin on my upper thighs?

Doctor Answers (5)

Liposuction after thigh lift for ripples


although there is a chance that liposuction may smoothen out the ripples, it might not provide a very homogenous result and scattered depressions might need to be filled by fat injections. Depending on the depth of ripples, there might be improvement with Velashape, but it may not be permanent.  Thermage external radiofrequency may provide some improvement also.

Manhattan Dermatologist
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Laser lipo to smooth ripples


Irregularities of the skin are difficult to correct. It is unlikely that the laser lipo will help.

With Kind Regards.

Trevor M. Born, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Rippling after thigh lift


Rippling may only get worse if you undergo liposuction. It will not tighten the skin significantly.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction and/or fat transfer can help improve "ripples" after a thigh lift. Liposuction tightens the skin while smoothing irregularities. Using liposuction first and then following up with fat transfer, as needed, can often help smooth out defects of this area. Laser lipo has not been shown to be any better than classic tumescent liposuction and has more potential side effects.

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