Outer thighs — or ‘saddlebags’ — detract from a toned appearance and are difficult to hide. Outer thighs are a very popular area for liposuction, as the underlying musculature is easily shaped with exercise, but resistant stored fat mars the appearance. With outer thigh liposuction, clothes fit better and are easier to wear, and leg muscles can be revealed.
Many of our patients are self-conscious about the appearance of this area despite efforts to reduce there. Sometimes this area resists weight loss. For those with this issue wanting a more toned body, liposuction is a wonderful solution.
If diet and exercise have failed to sculpt this area as much as desired, outer thigh lipo in our St. Louis-area office is a great procedure for those in St. Louis, St. Charles, and other Missouri areas, or for patients traveling in from out of state to be treated by our doctor. Both upper thighs are treated during our outer thigh liposuction procedure.
Patients walk right out after their comfortable liposuction, performed with local anesthetic for a safe and gentle procedure, returning a few days later to meet with the doctor and have a follow-up. For a few weeks, they will wear an elastic or Lycra compression garment to help the new area’s skin and tissue slim down as much as possible.
All normal activities may be resumed right away. While there may be discomfort after the procedure, it is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medications. The new shape of the thighs is apparent right away, with continued improvement over the next few weeks as skin contracts. The result is an improved leg and hip line, clothes that fit better, and an improvement in silhouette and body sculpture. A reduction in this area often gives the impression of overall weight loss. Once outer thigh lipo is performed, the fat is permanently removed. Future gains of weight may result in some thickening, but unless the gain is fairly significant, this area remains as sculpted.
My experience with Dr. Wright and his staff was exceptional. I have had two liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Wright and both were very successful. I would recommend Dr. Wright and his staff highly. The staff was professional and helpful with after care and follow-up appointments. If I had any other needs they would be on the top of my list.