Thigh Liposuction Atlanta

Women who have gained weight often complain of chaffing in the thigh gap. It can be uncomfortable to walk, and the amount of fat can easily be removed by inner thigh liposuction.

Cosmetic surgery in this area is somewhat complicated because the thigh has four sides plus the area surrounding the knee. This requires the right touch from an experienced cosmetic surgeon to make the surgery look natural on all facets, including the inner knee for symmetry.

You may want to consider thigh lipo to reduce unwanted fat and give your legs a slimmer, more elegant look and stride.

Lets’ go over what the procedure entails.

Where do you find thigh fat?

There are four common areas of the thighs that can be targeted using liposuction:

The inner thighs are often resistant to dieting and exercise. Luckily this area of the body is easily targeted using Water Lipo. Women have a genetic predisposition to store fat and benefit immediately from inner thigh liposuction as it relieves chafing.

The Outer thigh liposuction has an immediate slimming effect on patients. The stubborn fat stored in the outer thighs tends to be globular and heavier than the fat that deposits in the inner thighs. While dieting and exercise can reduce fat deposits, patients with excess fat in areas such as the saddlebags may find lipo a more convenient alternative.

The banana fold, located just under the buttocks, is also considered part of the thigh. This area has a tendency to spread out. It really benefits from liposuction as it helps tightens the look of the butt cheek and its pleasing form fold.

The front of the thigh usually shows the muscle definition. In some instances, the surgeon can suggest a treatment to make the muscle tone more prevalent

During the initial consultation, the doctor will evaluate your leg’s shape to determine which areas would benefit the most from Waterlipo™ treatment.

Laser Liposuction, known as SmartLipo, can reduce the loose skin by producing new collagen during your recovery period.

Are you a good candidate for a thigh liposuction treatment?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for thigh liposuction, ask yourself these questions:

  • Have I tried diet and exercise and still don’t like the look of my thighs?
  • Would I like my thighs to look slimmer, shapelier, and yes… sexier?
  • Am I in good health?
  • Am I at, or close to, my ideal weight?
  • Do I have good skin elasticity to help with recovery?
  • Do I have realistic expectations?

Meet our thigh liposuction surgeons in Atlanta

Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole has been trained and is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful surgeries.

Robert Ball, M.D. has over 20 years’ experience as a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ball received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and the Compassionate Doctor Certification Award in 2015, 2017, & 2018. Due to Dr. Ball’s years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery, he has been sought out for his abilities to repair and revise cosmetic surgery problems and complications.

What happens on the day of my cosmetic procedures?

  • You came wearing loose fitting clothes.
  • Your doctor will review your pre-op tests.
  •  You will receive a mild sedative and injected with a local anesthetic.
  • Small incisions will allow the doctor to access the fat area.
  • A three-part fluid is injected in the area: 1) lidocaine to numb the areas avoiding the need for general anesthesia, 2) Epinephrine to constrict your blood vessels to prevent excessive bleeding, 3) a saline solution to dislodge the fat cells and fat tissue.
  • Using a microcannula, the doctor finds and removes the fat by tumescent liposuction.
  • The laser-equipped cannula will burn the fat cells and promote new collagen that will help with skin tightening.
  • The operation takes less than two hours.
  • Our staff will fit you with a compression garment and instructions.
  • Following your surgical procedure, you are required to have someone pick you up and drive you home.

What is the recovery time after the procedure?

Most patients experience some discomfort to mild discomfort after the fat removal procedure for a few days. The numbness or pain usually decreases after the second or third day.  We recommend that you rest at least two days following the procedure. You will be wearing a compression garment that will help the tissues to stabilize. You will have some drainage for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure, which is normal. The tiny incisions will heal and disappear in a few days.

Avoid any strenuous workout for at least three weeks.

Patients will need to take special care to follow the doctor’s instructions to get the best results in the thigh area. Below are some critical self-care guidelines that patients should follow to achieve the best results from their procedure:

  • Avoid Hot Shower, Bathing, Hot Tub, and Swimming during the two days following surgery while the incisions close.
  •  After two days, patients can take a warm shower while still avoiding full bathing, hot tubs, and swimming.
  • Wear the Compression Garment as Prescribed – 24 hours per day for approximately 1 week. Wearing the compression garment is essential because this elastic bandage provides support to the tissues as they heal. After the first week of recovery, patients may be able to partially remove the compression garment but only on the doctor’s instructions.
  • Eat Healthfully -During recovery, your body needs plenty of high-quality nutrients to heal correctly. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and nuts supply your body with all the nutrients it needs and lead you to a quick and successful recovery.
  • Always stay hydrated by drinking water. Your body will be able to release toxins more rapidly. As a result, you’ll move through the recovery process more quickly.
  • Take the Medications As Prescribed -If your doctor prescribes medication for you to take, be sure to follow the prescription and take it on schedule.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities -During recovery, your body needs as much rest as possible to generate new collagen and tighten the skin around the treated area. By avoiding strenuous activities, you can ensure that your body can repair itself and make you feel calm. Get your doctor’s permission before you return to any arduous exercise routine.

Most patients are fully recovered and back to their regular routine within a few weeks after surgery.

Before and After Photos

Thigh Liposuction Plus Brazilian Butt Lift

Many patients have been asking if a Brazilian butt lift can be done with the extracted fat from their thighs. The answer is yes assuming there is enough fat to inject high up in your buttocks. This procedure will give you that dream heart-shape or bubble butt you have been dreaming off.

How Much Does Thigh Liposuction Cost?

Now that we’ve covered the ins and outs of the procedure itself, you most likely have one big question…

How much can I expect to pay for thigh liposuction?

And, we’ve got that answer here as well.

However, first we would like to assure you of one thing…

In fact, the price you’re quoted for your procedure is all-inclusive and covers:

  • Pre-op labs
  • Facility Fee
  • All operative anesthesia and medicine fees while at our clinic for your procedure
  • The Procedure Itself
  • Your Compression Garment
  • All follow-up visits

You’ll even receive a complimentary consultation to allow you to meet our team, gather information on your procedure, and determine if thigh liposuction is right for you, all with no obligation.

Can I Get Financing for My Cosmetic Surgery?

Elective Liposuction procedures are generally not covered by insurance. We offer several financing options to make paying for your liposuction procedure with reasonable monthly payments.

Our Commitment to YOU

We are committed to making your whole experience at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic as pleasant and painless as possible.

Your safety is our primary concern. Call us at (770) 691-0471 to schedule your Norcross visit or start right here with our free Virtual Consultation. The next step is yours!