I have larger than normal thighs. I would like to remove the fat over the entire thigh, not just one surface. Can this be done with liposuction?
Larger than normal thighs and excess fat around the abdomen,flanks, and back are the most common reasons for individuals to seek liposuction. I am in complete agreement with you if your thighs are large on all surfaces in that liposuction of just one area of the hip or thighs can leave the other areas looking asymmetric. I use the SlimLipo laser lipolysis technology for this purpose. The procedure is performed under local tumescent anesthesia. You can expect bruising but very minimal discomfort compared to traditional liposuction following the procedure. You will be given a compression garment to wear on your hips and thighs that will need to be used for two weeks following the procedure but this garment can be removed for showering. You will be completely ambulatory the day after the procedure but should refrain from heavy exercise for two weeks.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld