Criteria for becoming a candidate for thigh lipo & what is the expected outcome once the procedure is complete? (Photos)

Will thigh liposuction sculpt the thigh area to reflect more detail of the muscle?

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Criteria for becoming a candidate for thigh lipo & what is the expected outcome once the procedure is complete? (Photos)

Based on the captions for your photos, I will say that liposuction may temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, but it is not a cellulite treatment. More often than not, liposuction to the anterior (front) of the thighs is not recommended because there is very little space between the skin, muscle with the fat in between. The anterior thighs are a high risk area for poor results. Based on your photos, I would recommend seeking a cellulite treatment for these issues, not liposuction.Also, the inner thigh is a very safe and common area to have liposuction. This will reduce the "rubbing" and improve the appearance. However, it will not address the cellulite alone. If you seek to reduce the size of your thighs by removing excess fat, then liposuction will work well. If it is the texture from cellulite that troubles you, then seeking a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to treat your cellulite is my recommendation.80% of women suffer from cellulite. Yes, it is contributed to fat, but it is a result from how your body stores fat. So, even the thinnest person can have cellulite.I wish you the best of luck on your journey for self improvement. Have a great day!

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Criteria for becoming a candidate for thigh lipo & what is the expected outcome once the procedure is complete?

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph.  The ideal liposuction candidate is a patient who has been weight stable for some time, has excellent skin elasticity and tone with little stretch marks, and has diet and exercise resistant fat deposits.  Though nothing replaces an in-person examination the thighs are a common location to have liposuction performed and can achieve a nice reduction in the circumference of the legs while also leaving a pleasing shape.  You do need to be aware that liposuction can make cellulite worse if too much fat is removed from the connective tissue that is creating the cellulite.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Criteria for becoming a candidate for thigh lipo & what is the expected outcome once the procedure is complete?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Thigh lipo

You have to be seen in person to determine the amount of fat you have in the thighs, the areas you want to treat, and the quality of the skin.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Lipo to the thighs

Hello,  thank you for your question.  Liposuction to the inner thighs is a very common suggested procedure these days.  A good candidate for liposuction in this area should have good skin elasticity,  fat deposit, and stable on a weight.   After surgery you should expect swelling and probably hematomas in the area.   The final result should be after a 2 months. 

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting

I suggest posting photos, contouring and defining procedures give you the best outcomes in this area.  Please see a VASER HI DEF body shaping physician.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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