Can Thigh Lift Be Combined with Liposuction?

Can liposuction and a thigh lift be done at the same time? If they are done separately which is better to undergo first?

Doctor Answers 5

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.

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Combination Thigh Lift And Liposuction Surgery

It's not unusual for liposuction to be performed in combination with thigh lift surgery. When this scenario arises, the thigh lift is utilized to remove excess skin and fat. Liposuction is often added to the procedure to refine and improve contour. When this combination is utilized, clinical results are excellent and patients have high levels of satisfaction.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha 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.


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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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Liposuction and a thigh lift

Liposuction is usually performed with a thigh lift at the beginning of the operation.  However, if a larger amount of liposuction is required, it may be better to do this around 6 weeks before the thigh lift. Thank you for your question.

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