Thigh Liposuction


Out-of-control curves, the swish-swish of rubbing fabric as you walk, and the dreaded saddlebags: Thighs are a source of frustration for many women. Our Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) procedure can smooth out those curves by permanently removing fat from the inner and outer thighs - giving you the shapelier, smaller, younger-looking legs you've always wanted.

Thigh Liposculpture at Houston Smart Lipo Centers is easier and safer than traditional liposuction. First, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Then, a laser is used to gently melt the fat directly under the skin and to encourage skin-tightening. One or two small incisions are then placed on each side of the thigh to begin the suctioning process. The cannula used to remove the fat is only about 3mm wide - slow, gentle movements mean less pain, less bruising, and a rapid recovery time for patients.

  • This permanent procedure produces noticeable results, especially since thighs are a major storage site for fatty deposits; patients report less jiggle, better-fitting clothes, and firmer thighs.
  • Usually lasting only about one hour, Thigh Liposculpture reduces fat and tightens skin leaving you with younger, tighter thighs.

Tumescent Liposuction at Houston Smart Lipo Centers is performed with only light sedation, and patients are normally back at work in 1 to 2 days.



Thigh Liposuction Before and After Photos


Inner and Outer Thighs Before & After



Love Handles Outer Thighs and Banana Rolls Before & After



Inner Thighs and Love Handles Before & After



Sample photos of liposculpture performed by

Dr. Bergeron and his team. Your results may vary.





Why choose thigh reduction?


Better fitting clothes, improved confidence, tighter skin, and a more youthful appearance: These are just some of the reasons our patients choose to undergo thigh reduction. A tumescent liposuction procedure reduces the circumference of the thighs, smoothes out lumps, and restores proportionality to the body - best of all, results are permanent.



What is the procedure like?


The safe, simple Liposculpture procedure is performed in our offices under local anesthesia - all patients remain awake and alert. First, the skin is numbed and two small incisions are placed on both the inner and outer thigh. Using gentle suction, fat is removed using a gently vibrating cannula, or straw-like instrument. The cannula itself is only 3mm wide- about the size of a strand of cooked spaghetti - leaving no visible scars. The procedure lasts about two hours, and patients walk out of the office with newfound confidence.



Am I a good candidate for Thigh Liposuction?


Tumescent Liposuction of the thigh is a safe procedure for most women who have a high accumulation of fatty deposits in the thigh region. Women over the age of 60, or women who have had a gastric bypass or lost over 100 pounds may need to take extra precautions and may wish to consider further skin-tightening procedures for loose or lax skin. Men are rarely good candidates for this procedure since they don't normally accumulate fat around the thighs. If you cannot comfortably pinch more than a quarter of an inch of fat from the thigh, you will not greatly benefit from this procedure.



Do I need to do both inner and outer thighs or can I choose only one?


You may choose to do either the inner or outer thighs, though most women choose to have both areas treated. Many women experience fat accumulation across the entire thigh.



Will a thigh reduction get rid of my cellulite?


Maybe. Cellulite deposits are determined by each person's individual genetics - even young, thin women can have cellulite. Although some patients report an improvement in cellulite deposits, Liposculpture of the thigh will not always eliminate cellulite.



Will I have any scars or sagging skin?


Tumescent Liposuction at Houston Smart Lipo Centers uses a very small tube (cannula) to remove and will not leave any unsightly scars.


Liposculpture when combined with Smart Lipo is designed to promote skin-tightening and restore collagen. Unless your skin is already very thin, wrinkled, or lax due to aging or dramatic weight loss, you will usually see an improvement in skin tone and firmness.



What are the post-op procedures?

Patients will experience only mild discomfort after the procedure. You will be able to walk immediately after, enjoy light to medium activities, and return to work the next day. Some, but not all, patients will experience mild bruising. A compression garment similar to bike shorts will be worn for 3 days and nights and then at least 8 hours a day for 2 weeks. With Tumescent Liposuction of the thigh, there are no stitches and the tiny puncture wounds will naturally close within two days - the most discomfort patients experience is mild soreness, similar to strenuous exercise.


To learn more about Thigh Liposuction at Houston Smart Lipo Centers, or to schedule a free consultation at one of our Houston area locations, please call 713-225-9355.