What is Thigh Liposuction?

Thigh liposuction is the process of removing the excess fat from the thigh area surgically. Thigh liposuction is great for those people who want to contour their legs and make them slimmer. By removing the saddlebags the thighs will appear more in proportion with the rest of the body.

Thigh lipo will normally take a couple of hours to complete, but it all depends on how much fat needs to be removed. The more fat there is that needs to be removed, the longer it will take.

At the beginning of the procedure you will have injection in your thigh to numb the area, this will make the thigh liposuction more comfortable for you, as once the area is numb the liposuction surgeon will make small incision into your skin. The surgeon makes these small incisions so they can insert the cannula, which is the tube used to suction the fat out of the body. In 2 hours is it possible to remove up to 10 litres of fat from the body.

Recovery Period After Thigh Liposuction

Even though you won't have to stay in overnight after thigh lipo, it is advisable that you arrange for someone to take you home as you won't be able to drive, and walking could be a little painful to start off with, but within 3 days you should be able to get back to your normal activities, as long as they aren't too strenuous.

You should expect some bruising and swelling of the thighs after the liposuction, but this should clear up within 1 month of the thigh liposuction surgery. The outer thigh heals a lot faster than the inner thigh.

Is Thigh Liposuction Suitable for Everyone?

You must be over the age of 18 to have thigh liposuction. Thigh liposuction is popular mainly amongst females, but thats not to say that males can not have this surgery. Thigh lipo is effective on both males and females. Thigh liposuction removes excess fat, eliminates the appearance of cellulite and it also helps to contour the thigh.

After thigh lipo the skin can become saggy and loose if a lot of fat is removed. To prevent saggy skin on the thighs after liposuction, patients have a thigh lift or a buttock lift to tighten the skin on the thighs. Thigh liposuction makes your legs slimmer so they are more attractive, fit better in clothes, and they give your more confidence.