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    Liposuction For The Outer Thighs or Saddlebags

    Liposuction cosmetic surgery for the hips and outer thighs is typically undertaken simultaneously. Many patients believe that their thighs are the only troublesome area.

    However, receiving treatment for the hips along with the thighs creates more complete cosmetic outcomes.

    In general, genetics determine the fat on female hips and thighs. Therefore, such fat is typically resistant to diet and exercise. The fatty pockets in this region, also called saddlebags, are possibly the most common problem area for women.

    Most women consider liposuction on their thighs to feel more confident in specific clothing such as shorts or a swimsuit. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides liposuction of the outer thighs or saddlebags to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.


    Areas Where Your Body Collects the Most Fat

    The hips and thighs are the two main areas of the body that collect the most fat. These areas have a large quantity of the lipase enzyme.

    This causes the hips and thighs to have a higher fat accumulation tendency and makes these areas more resistant to fat loss by dieting and exercising as well.


    Benefits of Outer Thigh Liposuction

    • It reduces the number of inflammatory cells. A large number of such cells in the body increase the possibility of cardiovascular disease development. In fact, liposuction can reduce inflammatory cells by as much as 11 percent.
    • Liposuction surgery can reduce the levels or blood fat, or triglycerides. Higher levels of triglycerides have been linked to increased chances of development of cardiovascular disease.
    • This procedure can eliminate fat safely.
    • Individuals who receive this procedure experience a boost in their confidence levels.
    • Liposuction sculpts body areas that are unresponsive to diet and exercise.


    What does Outer Thigh Liposuction Involve

    Most women have fat deposits in their inner and outer thighs. Certain women have fatty deposits on the outer thigh edges while others have fat bulges on the inner side.

    Women who are displeased with the appearance of their thighs may consider liposuction cosmetic surgery for an effective solution. This surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the thighs.

    This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. For the first few days after the procedure, the patient may find it somewhat uncomfortable to walk or stand for extended periods.

    The patient may experience some minor bruising or swelling. The body may take up to three months to acclimatize to its new contours following liposuction cosmetic surgery.


    Recovery from Liposuction for Outer Thighs

    In general, liposuction patients experience swelling, bruising, and some loss of sensation in the region. But these side-effects will gradually resolve over the next few weeks.

    Bruising will slowly resolve over the next three weeks or so while the inflammation will subside over the next three months after the liposuction procedure.

    Patients typically feel sore for one to two weeks. Minor soreness may prevail for up to a month. The patient may need pain medications in the initial week. Around one week after their lipo surgery, most patients can resume a sedentary office job – it could even be a couple of days.

    If the job is laborious in nature – it could take you a couple of weeks before you can dive back into your work.  

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for liposuction of the outer thighs or saddlebags.

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead,  Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.