Is It Possible to Remove Fat from Entire Circumference of the Thigh?

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Circumferential Liposuction is often done and makes a big difference.

Liposuction all around the thighs is often done and usually includes the lower buttocks and knees in most patients for around $7,000 under local tumescent anesthesia.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Circumferential thigh liposuction

Circumferential liposuction can be perfromed but is prone to irregularities. This can be minimized by using smaller cannulas but this may take more time to remove any significant amount of fat. There are also certaiin areas which most experienced surgeons advise extreme caution and this includes the inner and outer portions of the thigh just above the knee as well as the area immediately below the central 1/3 of the buttocks. Excessive liposuction can result in marked skin laxity 

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Circumferential liposuction

Liposuction of the circumferential thigh is possible and is done in many cases.  Of course this depends upon the girth of the leg and the location of the fatty tissue.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Circumferential thigh reduction

Yes, circumferential liposuction can be effective, but only with careful evaluation and selection of appropriate candidates.  Those with muscular "thunder thighs" may be disappointed with this approach.  With poor elasticity, there may be higher risk of rippling and dimpling.  These variables are best discussed at time of examination with your surgeon.

Randy Wong, MD
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of Thighs

Liposuction of thighs is very common and very effective.  You would have to be seen in person to evaluate your skin elasticity and skin quality before deciding on liposuction.  If you have very loose skin, then you might benefit more from a thigh lift.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

Fat Removal from Thighs

Liposuction is a very effective way to remove fat from the thighs. You can treat the thighs circumferentially when indicated. The best candidates have good overlying skin tone.

Hayley Brown, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Circumferential thigh liposuction

Yes, circumferential liposuction is done, to slim down a thigh that has adipose tissue in abundance homogenously located throughout the compartments. The inner thigh is the least aggressively approached because of its tendency to become irregular because of its structural supporting structure being different than the rest of the thigh.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the thigh around the circumference

Some patients do have a thigh which is very full, though without a true localized fat deposit and circumferential liposuction of the thigh will thin and taper an otherwise full and heavy thigh. Typically, such individuals also seem to have a very narrow waist which makes the thigh appear that much larger. Liposuction starts from the back side, and is then tapered around the front in the full circumference and most often suction volumes are in the range of 4 liters.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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